Last Minute Christmas Gift Ideas for the Equestrian Lover
‘Twas a week before Christmas and all through the stable, not a shopper was finished, they just were not able.
But GoHorseShow was full of spirit and cheer, for the time for our last minute holiday gift guide was here.
Black Friday’s over, Cyber Monday’s no longer a thing, but the holiday shopping season is still in full swing.
Whether you’re still hunting for fabulous gifts for the horse-people in your life or you’re looking to treat yourself this year, GoHorseShow is here for you with a carefully curated, equestrian gift guide.
Perfect For: This item is a thoughtful gift for anyone who has ever had boots that smell less than fresh at home or at a show. PRO Tip: If a new pair of Rod Patrick boots is also on your shopping list this year, sneak these sachets in to complete the package.
Item: Christmas Camper Hat
Perfect For: The “happy camper” in your life who loves to live in their camper while on the road. The perfect hat to hide horse show hair at the next show circuit. Available in red, green, brown, and black.
Where to Buy: Unbridled TX
Item: Stable to City Wipes
Perfect For: Anyone who frequently finds themselves smelling more like the barn than they’d like to when they are on the go. This magical wipe turns into a full-size freshening towel with just a drop of water. Bonus: This wipe is eco-friendly and made with natural ingredients that won’t harm your skin.
Where to Buy: Stable to City Wipes
Item: Peppermint Bits
Price: $6.95 (1 lb. bag) – $11.95 (4 lb. bag)
Perfect for: Your horse, of course. We know you’ve got to get something for the four-legged loves in your life. This treat has no added sugar and is sure to be a (healthy) hit.
Where to Buy: Smart Pak Horse Treats
Item: Carolina Moon Furniture
Price: Prices Vary, Currently 30% Off (in stock)
Perfect For: Carolina Moon is perfect for the competitor who likes to rock a Western vibe at home as well as in the barn. Their furniture lines include items fit for any home need, from barstools to rocking cribs.
Where to Buy: Carolina Moon Furniture
Item: Rebecca Ray Classic Bracelet w/ Snaffle Bit Detail
Perfect For: The hunt seat rider who loves stylish details. Find this in multiple colors and both a gold and silver finish at Smart Pak.
Where to Buy: Smart Pak Classic Leather Wrap Bracelet
Item: Association Memberships
Perfect For: Anyone who purchases memberships in their state, regional, and/or national equestrian associations on a regular basis. Many associations offer memberships that range from one year up to a lifetime.
Where to Buy: Contact the office for the association you wish to purchase a membership through.
For the Professional
Item: Harris Complete Saddle Cleaning Kit
Perfect For: This kit is perfect for the fastidious professional. Keep your favorite trainers at the top of their game with this comprehensive kit that includes Harris-approved products, brushes, towels, and even printed directions.
Where to Buy: Harris Saddle Cleaning Kit
Item: Kimes Ranch Jeans
Perfect for: The hardworking trainer or assistant trainer who you know wears their jeans out riding horses all day, every day.
Where to Buy: Kimes Ranch Jeans
For the Youth
Item: A Kirstie Marie Photography Session
Perfect For: The youth who has an unbreakable bond with their horse. A session with Kirstie Marie will be a gift that keeps on giving, as her photos will transcend the season.
Where to Buy: Contact Kirstie Marie directly to gift a session
Item: A Shorty’s Turquoise Leather Hat
Perfect For: The youth with a flair for adventure. A Shorty’s Caboy Hattery gift card tucked in the band of this hat would look pretty great under the tree, too.
Where to Buy: These hats are ready to ship, just call the store at 405-232-4287 to order. P.S. If you’re looking to throw something for yourself into your shopping bag, don’t miss Shorty’s line of couture hats designed for Holy Cow Couture.
Don’t dismiss the simple solution of a well-chosen gift card from the right place. Gift cards make perfect gifts for equestrians to get and give because they’re often available in any amount, and let’s face it, we know we’re all going to end up spending our money on horses anyway. Gift certificates are available from all of the vendors mentioned above, however, check out the selections below for more options to help you secure the perfect present for the ones you love.
Keep in mind: While the turnaround time to turn an award jacket into a gift by Christmas may have passed, gift certificates that might be just the ticket for many. A base of $200.00 covers the cost to have an award jacket deconstructed and remade as a pillow and includes all the options (i.e. fringe, cowhide, etc). Folks are welcome to message Award Decor privately on FB or e-mail at email@example.com to purchase.
Keep in mind: Boo Yah Custom Show Clothes has great in-stock inventory and can ship quickly if you know exactly what you want, but a gift certificate is truly the way to go for a custom piece. A gift certificate given over Christmas will be timed perfectly for their next custom deadline of January 9th. Gift certificates are available in any amount.
Keep in mind: GoHorseShow carries four exclusive training video series or give the gift of GoMag. A gift certificate for a page (or pages) in GoHorseShow’s digital magazine, GoMag, will help your trainer promote their business, a horse they have for sale, a big win, or whatever they want. They make a great gift, no matter the recipient. Pages start as low as $90 each and do not have an expiration date.
About the Author: A lover of horses who loves to write, Rachel Kooiker she competes in all-around Amateur events with her APHA gelding, Hoos Real. Together with her husband, Drew, they operate Kooiker Show Horses, where they stand APHA World Champion Im the Secret and raise select APHA Halter and Performance prospects.