Buy direct from the designer and maker of Ribbon Mate.

At Last! The best way of displaying your competition Ribbons and Sashes for show Horses, Dogs, Cattle, Alpacas and Cats.


Show off your achievements with pride.

Ribbon Mate can be easily mounted on the wall with no mess and gives you a showcase for your achievements while enhancing any room.

We know it’s not about the ribbons! But it is gratifying to have them to remind us of those magic moments they represent - and the hard work, dedication, long hours and lack of social life are all forgotten when the judge rewards us for the harmony between animal and handler



  • No more tangled messy, dusty ribbons or sashes.

  • Ribbons stay in place and will not slide off.

  • Ribbon Mate stays straight even if your ribbons are uneven.

  • Add extra Holders as needed.

  • Ribbon Mate holders come in 5 different ribbon widths and styles.

  • Makes a great present to encourage your loved ones and is easily posted.


Each Ribbon Mate  has a top Banner that attaches to to wall with two sturdy picture frame hooks so it can take the weight of over 10 kg of ribbons and it comes with a Holder that suits your showing needs. You can add extra holders to your ribbon mate as you receive more ribbons and a frame can be added at any time. 

Price includes postage to Australia

My name is Linda van Rensburg and I am the creator and manufacturer of Ribbon Mate.

I was a horse-mad kid growing up on acreage outside of Melbourne with my mum and brother and sisters.

My sisters and I spent every weekend we could with our horses at Pony Club and gymkhanas.

It was when I started winning ribbons that I discovered how difficult it was to display them without either marking the walls or losing the curtains!

Against my parent’s wishes, I left school early to do the only thing I ever wanted to do – work with horses. I soon became a riding coach and have loved the whole lifestyle ever since (even though some days I wonder what a “normal” life, sleep-ins and time to myself are!), horses have always been my passion and will be long after I’m too old and stiff to mount anymore.

In 2002 I met and married my knight in shining armor, Pieter, who happens to be a design engineer. I told him of my idea for Ribbon Mate and we worked on it and patented the design in 2003.

Today I still coach dressage, teach sport mindset and psychology and hand-make Ribbon Mates in our shed on our 10 acre property just outside of Beaudesert in Queensland, Australia.

I am a strong believer in encouraging CANI (Constant And Never-ending Improvement), to keep your achievements at the fore-front of your vision, to set goals, leaning into your future and having direction for your dreams, never forgetting where you come from. 

I have brought a lot of horses upwards through the levels of dressage and eventing in my younger years, and to have the reminder of those wins in front of me, whether it was on my way out of the house, in my bedroom, or even in the stables, keeps me thinking how I can improve. What do I need to do to get the communication better so the judges can see the harmony between horse and rider?


Ribbon Mate is a fantastic way to showcase your horse’s (and your own) accomplishments and improvements.


Take my horse Sam, for example. His first Ribbon Mate holders were filled with pretty pinks, browns and greens – his last holder was filled to the brim with blue ribbons! It was a great selling tool when the time came for him to move on – and his new little girl owner took his Ribbon Mate to put on her wall to fuel her own dreams.


It’s my hope that Ribbon mate will inspire your dreams and add to your focus, keeping you in harmony with your beautiful animals. 


You worked hard and earned your ribbons, well done and congratulations on choosing Ribbon Mate! 

Cheers Linda van Rensburg


Limited Editions Ribbon Holders

May 05, 2015

I have spent the afternoon Loading my Limited edition Ribbon Mate on the web site and I have them at the same price as my regular ones For every limited edition i make anther bites the dust as they are sometimes a little tricky to get just right BUY  Now! and grab a Gem 

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Best Ever Holder "SALE" Starts on Monday the 13th April 2015

April 09, 2015

Best Ever Holder "SALE" Starts on Monday the 13th April 2015 only to my email list and past customers  Make sure you are on my email list sign up Here  

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