Intec Performance Gear was founded by two seasoned equine industry veterans, Frank Plastino and Izzy Strauss.

The Plastino family has been crafting equestrian caps and helmets for nearly sixty years. In 1986 Frank founded International Riding Helmets, which has been at the forefront of rider safety ever since. Frank is an original member of the American Society of Testing and Materials (ASTM) committee on equestrian headgear and a contributor to the development of industry standard F1163.90a.

In 1997 Frank Plastino and Izzy Strauss started Intec Performance Gear with a few, affordable and innovative products to make life better and safer for riders everywhere. Now, after almost 20 successful years, Intec holds numerous equine-related patents and has expanded its offerings to include hundreds of best-selling equestrian products.

Intec’s top selling lines include Marcel Toulouse English Saddles with the patented Genesis Adjustable Tree with matching accessories, Mudruckers footwear, Flex Rider girths, UMS 6-way stirrups, Soft-Grip crops, bats & whips, Sanft gentle bits and more.

Intec Performance Gear continues to design and develop innovative and affordable equestrian goods so that every rider can have the best of everything.