The equestrian Christmas gift guide
It doesn’t feel like all that long ago that I was producing last years Christmas gift guide! I can’t quite believe where the year has gone, but here we are, ready to splurge as another festive season approaches. But what to get the horsey person in your life? We’ve collated some of our favourites to help you get it right this Christmas.
Everyone loves a gift set for Christmas right? And although the classic bath sets and shower gel boxes may be lost on us equestrians a gift set made up of specially designed riding socks from Samberwill Equestrian might just be the perfect gift for your equestrian loving friend or family member. Not only is this gift set wrapped beautifully in reusable packaging the set also includes exclusive items including stickers and a postcard, overall saving you £1.95 if you were to buy separately. The socks made by Samberwill have been tried and tested for months by hard working equestrians to make sure they are up to the task of keeping your feet warm in these cold winter months (and even cool during those summer months that seem so far away.) With the socks being made of a mix of cotton, nylon and spandex and with a reinforced sole to keep the wearer comfortable throughout the day. Socks for Christmas are such a classic and with the set costing just £17.95 you can’t go wrong.
Did you know that The Lady Saddler can custom make belts to your desire? With details such as the colour of the leather and thread as well as the width and length of the belt being adjustable you can easily make your gift bespoke. There is even an option to add initials, a date or even a message. These belts are the perfect accessory for any equestrian or country lover with the belts being focused around the stirrup and horseshoe buckles. And you don’t need to worry about wrapping it as each belt comes wrapped in a presentation, so ideal for a perfect gift. Prices starting at £29.99 for a real leather belt.
For those equestrians who love a bit of sparkle the Equestrian Sparkle Horseshoe Bangle from Pegasus Jewellery is the perfect gift this Christmas. From their Pegasus Sparkle Equestrian Jewellery collection this piece has been beautifully crafted to make that little gift a little more special and perfect for all equestrians. The Torc style bangle makes the sizing of this product adjustable so suitable for teenagers and children too and will fit any wrist from 16cm to 20cm. This item comes in silver and is a great addition to any outfit. For £45 the item is also wrapped in a velvet pouch that comes in a silver gift box tied with a pegasus ribbon.
The perfect accessory to jazz up any riding outfit is a hat silk and where better to find the best silks than Foxy Equestrian with a bigger range of colours and design styles than you could dream of! There really is a hat silk to match any outfit with prices starting at just £30, complete with faux fur pom pom. Or if your recipient isn’t a fan of the cold Foxy offer gorgeous, handmade riding hat ear warmers from £15. These neat add ons attach via the harness of the hat and don’t affect the fit at all.
If you know a younger rider either starting riding or needing a bit of a boost in confidence then the Equihandee harness really is the perfect gift. This riding aid helps the rider stay steady and confident in the saddle through the use of a handle centred on the riders back. With all products being produced in the UK to the highest safety standard you know that you can trust this product to do its job. Equihandee can also create bespoke items if required. For £49.99 you can be happy in the knowledge that your loved one is safely enjoying the sport of horse riding.
Lastly, but by no means least, the ultimate Christmas gift. The Haygain hay steamer. There are many benefits of steaming hay and not only ones that benefit horses, a study showcased that 25% of people working with horses and hay have an undiagnosed respiratory condition such as asthma and an equine study found that 84% of the horses examined had Inflammatory Airway Disease. Both of which are avoidable with the help of a Haygain Steamer. From a starting price of £695 you could have a scientifically proven method of purifying hay that improves the hygiene of the hay and therefore helps with purifying the hay and reduces the health threat of the dust and spores that can build up.