With Christmas around the corner, it’s time to get the wrapping paper out and start singing carols. Whether you’re looking for gift ideas for friends and family, or some inspiration for your own wish list we’ve got you covered.
The first part of our gift guide is for the Wannabe Eventer, Dressage Diva, Showjumping Star and No.1 Horsey Helper. If you’re looking for Secret Santa ideas, children or your favourite four-legged friend, read part two of our gift guide here.
Always seeking the next thrill, the Wannabe Eventer can’t wait for the evening season to restart. Tide them over with arena eventing schedules and these gifts under the Christmas tree.
AIR-DRI Cross Country Shirt – whether they are competing at Badminton or the local hunter trial, this XC shirt keeps riders cool and dry so they are at peak performance.
Number Bib – a key piece of eventing kit. Available in three colours.
Karben Body Protector – keep the Wannabe Eventer safe in this breathable, flexible body protector.
Pom Pom Hat Cover with Stripes – essential to be easily spotted galloping round the course.
Compositi Premium Profile Stirrups – lightweight and strong, these stirrups can be customised to coordinate with the eventer’s colours.
Strutting down the centre line, the Dressage Diva always looks immaculate. It’s not scientifically proven, but we think a bit of matchy matchy for schooling and some subtle sparkle for competitions helps get better marks.
Aviemore Diamante Dressage Bridle – featuring large diamante studs along a curved browband and a padded, patent noseband, this bridle is sure to get a 10 for looks.
ARMA Fleece Bandages – smart fleece bandages that are available in multiple colours to brighten up schooling sessions.
Performance Suede Dressage Saddlecloth – offering comfort and style with WickAway stay dry lining. This contoured saddlecloth looks fabulous paired with the ARMA fleece bandages.
Brocade Riding Stock – this chic untied stock has silver stitch detailing to subtly shimmer.
Diamante Stock Pin – add some glamour to a competition look with this gold and silver plated stock pin featuring a row of diamante studs.
Fast jump-offs are no problem for the Showjumping Star. Treat them and their Tigger-like steed to some gifts that will help them perform at their best.
AUBRION Monticello Show Jacket – made from stretch quick dry fabric this jacket is at home in the show ring.
AUBRION Emerald Show Shirt – with diamante detail this breathable show shirt is perfect for an understated yet glamorous look.
Performance Jump Saddlecloth – specifically designed to fit jump saddles so the showjumper’s horse can perform at their best.
ARMA Tendon Boots – open fronted boots to protect against knocks and bumps whilst still allowing the horse to feel their way.
Moretta Aida Leather Riding Boots – smart, stylish boots to take you from schooling to the show ring.
No.1 Horsey Helper (Yard Owner/Riding Instructor/Unpaid Groom)
Your number one horsey helper always has your back. Whether they are feeding your horse because you got stuck at work, yelling (constructive) criticism in your lessons to make you ride better, or helping load your stubborn horse into the trailer, they deserve a little treat this Christmas.
Aviemore Leather Nameplate Headcollar – this classic leather headcollar with generous padding makes a lovely gift. The brass nameplate enables it to be engraved with their horse’s name.
Team Neck Warmer – a cosy, fleecy neck warmer to keep the chill out on winter days at the yard.
Drover Polo Belt – a great looking belt available in lots of different colours. Matching collars and leads available too if they have a dog as well!
All Purpose Winter Yard Gloves – keep their hands toasty on the yard this winter with these fleece lined gloves. With a waterproof outer, these are a super practical gift to see them through to warmer weather.
Team Blouson – this super handy jacket is both lightweight and breathable. The back zip also allows embroidering to be added – we suggest No.1 Groom, Chief Riding Instructor…
If we don’t have the size or colour you’d like on shiresequestrian.com, remember that you can always shop at your local Shires Equestrian stockist. Find out where your closest shop is here.