It’s hard to believe that Christmas is only a couple of months away, where has 2018 gone? With this in mind, we’ve compiled a list of the top horse stocking stuffers that won’t break the bank – inexpensive equestrian gift ideas for the horse mad person in your life.
1. Horse Jewelry
Equestrian Jewelry is gaining in popularity and can be a treasured and timeless gift for any horse mad equestrian. Check out the beautiful handcrafted range of Kelly Harris Equestrian Jewelry.
Kelly is a silversmith based here in New Zealand and she has created some classic pieces and she can also custom make jewelry to your requirements.
We also found these cool Equestrian Bracelets on Amazon, they are perfect if you want to give a little bling this Christmas, without breaking the bank.
There’s a wide range of colors and styles available, pricing from $6.50.
2. Grooming Kit Products
You can’t go past the massive range of grooming products available these days from curry combs, brushes, hoof care products to name a few. Grooming products are excellent stocking stuffers and they won’t break the bank. Our pick is the Oster ECS Coarse Curry, not only is it extremely effective for loosening mud and dirt, used in a gentle massage motion it can assist blood circulation.
3. Top up items for the Equine First Aid Kit
Animalintex Pads are one such essential item for the equestrian first aid kit, and it has so many uses, from the treatment of cuts, abscesses, wounds, skin disorders and hoof conditions, it can be easily cut to size and used as a hot or a cold poultice.
4. Riding Apparel
How about a dry short sleeve show shirt? Our pick is the stylish TuffRider Women’s Kirby Kwik Dry show shirt. Not only is it lightweight and breathable, it’s machine washable and looks awesome under a riding jacket with a stock. It’s also available on Amazon for under $40 so it is a fantastic stocking stuffer that won’t break the bank!
There is so much variety and choice of riding wear available these days, sometimes it’s hard to know where to start. In shirts alone, the possibilities are endless! So, if white is a little too formal for your horse loving gift recipient, then check out these gorgeous Kerrits Breeze Ice Fil Solid Short sleeved shirts. Crafted with mesh Ice Fil fabric that’s lighter than anything else on the market, this shirt works to cool you down as you work your horse. Cut to flatter with a high collar, stock tie loop, side pocket, and a front zip for adjustable venting. And best yet they are available in a range of plain colors and patterned horse prints. Very nice indeed!
5. Hat Covers
There’s a huge range of colors and styles available, they’re perfect stocking stuffer size which won’t break the bank!
There’s so many brands out there, from your basic ‘suede’ style chap to genuine leather chaps, or gaiters, so you’ll find something to suit any budget.
Our Christmas pick are these lovely Dublin half chaps, which are easy-care, durable and machine-washable. The elastication in the calf area ensures a great fit and extra comfort for the rider too.
7. Sports Katz Equestrian Socks
The good news is that socks no longer need to be boring! Brighten up the day with these fabulous lightweight long equestrian socks, perfect to pair with riding boots.
Moisture wicking and arch support, sizes small childs to adult large. A steal at $10.99 a pair.
8. Horse boots and leg protection
In the same way that a ‘woman can’t have too many pairs of shoes’ the same goes for that four legged friend in her life! Make a statement with traditional white boots and leg wraps, or express your individuality with colored and patterned boots. They’re not only stylish, they also provide support and protection, and are form fitting and shock absorbing with a neoprene liner.
9. Grooming Tote Bag
Super hard wearing polyester canvas fabric grooming tote back with a water repellent finish. Multiple compartments to organize your grooming gear. Mesh bottom allows for dirt and liquid to fall through.
Grooming buckets and bags make great gifts and can also double as the ‘stocking’ this Christmas – why not cram pack your gorgeous grooming tote back full of equine goodies instead of the traditional stocking? Who needs a stocking anyway? We know what we’d rather receive!
10. CarryAll Handbag
There’s quite a range of patterns and colors available, but our pick is the snaffle patterned bag or plain black, as pictured.
11. Anti Monkey-Butt Friction Powder
Whether it’s endurance riding, hunting, or some hard core schooling in the arena, this anti-friction sweat absorbing powder will provide relief from pain and itching associated with chaffing and rashes.
Specially formulated to reduce frictional skin irritation. After all, nobody wants a monkey-butt this Christmas!
12. Saddle Bags
A hard wearing nylon gear carrier saddle bag is practical and versatile.
There’re heaps of variety in saddle bags, from a small pommel bag, to a larger cantle bag which can hold everything to hold all the riders comforts, from water bottles, rain gear, bed rolls and lunch!
… and Equestrian Books (Fiction or non-fiction…)
Books make great gifts and there’s a ton of books to choose from to satisfy any equestrian rider. Whether it’s a hot and steamy stable romance, or an in depth look at centered riding or the art of dressage, just hop across to the kindle section of Amazon and you’ll be spoiled for choice.
Here’s a few excellent reads in different equestrian genres:
- Thoroughbreds & Trailer Trash by Bev Patterson
- For the Love of Horses: Save New Zealand’s Wild Horses by Kelly Wilson
- How to Train Your Horse Successfully: Essential Guide for Horse & Rider by Christopher Conradt
- Horse Gone Silent by Shane Ledyard
- Your Horse Needs a Bombproof Rider by Donna Lindahl
- The Man Who Listens To Horses by Monty Roberts
- Endurance Horse Riding: A Comprehensive Guide for Beginner to Seasoned Campaigner by Karen D David
- 101 Dressage Exercises for Horse & Rider (Read & Ride) by Jec Aristotle Ballou & Lisa Wilcox
- Second Chance: The Autobiography by Mark Todd
This list is by no means exhaustive, but hopefully this will get the creative juices flowing and help you find the perfect equestrian stocking stuffers this Christmas.
What do you want in your Christmas Stocking this year? Please use the comments section below and leave us a comment – we’d love to hear from you about what’s hot and what’s not this season.