Are you stumped, searching for that perfect gift for an equestrian? To make things easier on you, we've come up with a fun list full of must-haves for the equestrians in your life--or if you just want to do something special for yourself this holiday season. These 7 great ideas make excellent gifts for any equestrian.
1. “Stay Warm” Package
Staying warm at the barn is a challenge for any rider. Put together a package of “stay warm” supplies that any cold-weather equestrian will love. Include items like a thermos, hot chocolate mix, hand warmers, warm riding gloves, long underwear, and thick socks.
2. Photography Session
You can’t beat the gift of a photography session with a professional photographer. A photographer can capture truly special moments between an equestrian and his/her horse; this is a gift that is sure to be remembered.
If you're interested in reading more about horse photography, check out our article Photographer Captures Extraordinary Images Of Iceland's Half-Wild Horses.
3. Subscriptions to Horse Magazines
Do you know an equestrian who loves horse magazines? This might be the perfect time to buy them a subscription to some of their favorite magazines – your gift will continue all year long. Trust us, horse magazines are one of many great gift ideas for equestrians.
4. Training Books and Videos
There’s always more to learn about riding and training, and you can’t go wrong by gifting an equestrian some quality training books and videos. The challenge will be learning which books and videos an equestrian has already read and watched, but you can also give a gift certificate to a horse book retailer.
5. Practical Supplies
Many equestrians are appreciative of gifts which contain the supplies that they use on their horses every day. Replenishing an equestrian’s supply of shampoo, liniment, poultice, coat conditioner, and horse treats can make for a gift which is both practical and highly appreciated. Make sure that you find out about the specific brands and types of materials that the equestrian uses when buying this type of gift.
6. Tack Store Gift Certificates
If you’re still unsure of exactly what to give as a gift, then pick up a gift certificate to a local or online tack store. This way the equestrian can pick out exactly which items they need, and they won’t have to worry about returning gifts because they were the wrong size, color, or design.
7. Riding Trips
Want to go above and beyond with your gift? For the truly special equestrian in your life, consider giving an equestrian trip. The trip can be gift certificates for a day of trail riding at a local facility, or the entrance fee for a clinic with a popular clinician. You might also want to look into equestrian vacations – you can bet your gift would never be forgotten.
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