Luxury gift ideas for horse owners and equestrians
We all have a friend who is dedicated to a particular hobby, and when it comes to giving gifts, it can often leave you stumped. If it’s not a world you are part of, then knowing which accessory or piece of equipment would really put a smile on their face can prove a challenge – but in reality, it presents a welcome opportunity to surprise them with a gift they will truly love.
If your friend is an equestrian type who owns their own horse, then there are plenty of items that would elevate their experience to the next level – whether it’s something to enhance a ride in the countryside, a smart piece of attire, or even a gift for the horse they love so dearly. In fact, with a range of high-quality, luxury items on the market for both rider and horse, even a day at the stables can be executed in style – all that it takes is a carefully chosen gift.
Unsure where to start? Here are our top suggestions.
If a horse is happy, then its owner will be, too – so why not gift them some high-end horse treats? Even animals enjoy a slice of luxury on occasion, and pony pop tarts, pony cannoli and donuts for horses are all bound to be a hit. These days, you can even get a range of luxurious chocolates for horses, all beautifully boxed and finished with a taffeta ribbon. Made from the finest oats, rolled barley, apples and molasses, they are guaranteed to go down a storm.
2. Saddle Pads
Elevating comfort levels to the maximum, a plush new saddle pad could make the next hack all the more enjoyable for both rider and horse. A luxurious and soft saddlepad that is smart enough for competitions and bright enough for everyday use is just the job – and one with a towelling flannel underside that absorbs sweat and minimises friction, ensuring the ultimate comfort for the horse, is a great choice.
3. Boot Socks
No number of pairs of boot socks is ever enough, as any horse-riding friend will easily get through several pairs a week – even layering up more than one when it’s particularly cold in winter. With a range of different patterns and designs available, there’s a pair for every personality.
4. Horse Rugs and Blankets
Horse rugs and blankets make great gifts in the winter. After all, every horse lover wants to make sure their equine friend is kept as clean, dry and comfortable as possible – especially during the colder months of the year. From waterproof rugs, which are light and will protect them from the rain, to heavier horse rugs and blankets that are great for use in extreme cold temperatures, there’s one to suit every eventuality.
5. Horse Brushes
Most equestrians love pampering and grooming their horses, and their horses love getting pampered and groomed! So, a gift that will please both horse and owner is a high-quality grooming kit or individual grooming brush. From body-brushes to currycombs, there are a variety to choose from, with each serving a different purpose – but all will help to keep the horse’s coat in optimum condition, and looking its shiny best.
Every rider, whether amateur or seasoned pro, is in need of a quality pair of riding boots. With a variety of styles to choose from, including both long and short, a comfortable pair can make all the difference when it comes to long rides or hours spent pottering around the stable yard. A quality pair of long boots can make a great gift for those who ride professionally, finishing off a show-day ensemble and ensuring they look their very best.
Long winter rides can mean cold hands and feet, so a warming pair of gloves will never go amiss. A good quality pair of riding gloves will be highly elasticated and comfortable, fitting the hands perfectly – and offering enhanced grip for riders so that they can hold and control the reins with ease. Preventing blisters and uncomfortable chafing, gloves aren’t just for winter, either – and will come as a welcome gift that can be used all year round.
If you’re on the hunt for a great gift for riders and equestrians, then opt for a careful combination of style and practicality and you can’t go wrong. Comfort and quality are the name of the game.