Ogilvy Half Pad: When it must be washed

Disclaimer: I put off washing my Ogilvy memory foam half pad for a long time because 1) I am lazy and 2) I was a little nervous to wash it for fear of ruining it.  Thankfully, my fears were unfounded, because I washed it over the weekend and it came out great!

It was also very easy!  Here is what I did:

Step One– Remove memory foam inserts through the Velcro portion at the top of the pad

Step Two- Put the cover in the washing machine, with the washer settings to delicate cycle and cold temperature, add a small amount of non-bleach laundry detergent.

Step Three- Lay cover out flat to dry

Step Four- Put memory foam inserts back into the pad through the Velcro portion at the top of the pad

Step Five- Enjoy clean Ogilvy pad!

The only part of this process that was a little annoying was how long it took for the suede on the top to fully dry out, it took at least a full day for that.  Thank goodness I ordered another custom cover, which makes it nice and easy for me to switch out the covers while I am washing the other one.  The cover dried to perfection, the suede was still exactly the same as it was pre-washing.  Overall- great success!

3 thoughts on “Ogilvy Half Pad: When it must be washed

  1. I was scared the first time too, but I’ve washed it 3 times now with no problems. I try to do it when I know it’s going to be sunny and hang the cover on the clothesline… that seems to try it a lot faster. Shout works pretty well on the light colors too, if you have piping that’s dirty.


    1. That’s smart to hang it outside, I left mine to dry in my laundry room! My current one is all black, so no worries on piping, but thanks for the tip, I can use on my new cover!! 🙂


  2. i had an ogilvy half pad for about one hot second (it didn’t work for my mare, so i resold it), and washing it prior to sale was definitely an anxious moment lol. but they clean up perfectly!


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