With every tick of the clock, Christmas grows closer! Are you in a panic about what to get the equestrian in your life? Never fear, we have been compiling a list of our favorite gift suggestions every week to make shopping a little easier. This week, JN’s Dominique Gonzalez shares her list of go-to gifts for the hunter jumper you are shopping for.
1) A New Ogilvy Halfpad
If the person you are shopping for competes in the Jumper ring, then they have no doubt heard about these awesome halfpads! They act as a buffer to fill any holes there may be between the saddle and the horse, creating a customized fit without having to invest in an expensive customized saddle. The removable memory foam padding allows the saddle to be stabilized and provides shock-absorption. You can even order a variety of custom covers in tons of color options! Custom options can be ordered HERE (however please note custom orders may not be in by Christmas), but you can pick up a pre-made option through Wyldewood Tack Shop!
2) Bordeaux Rugs: Limited Edition
This limited-edition blanket from Kentucky Horsewear is one of the prettiest ones I’ve seen. The stunning bordeaux and navy colors are a perfect fit for any color of horse. There is artificial sheepskin all around the neck, withers and chest regions to provide maximum comfort for your horse. On the inside lining the blanket features artificial rabbit skin to avoid rubs and keep your horse warm and toasty.
3) Snaks 5th Avenchew Horse Treats
These are the cutest horse treats I have ever seen! They are delicately crafted into different seasonal themes and original shapes. Every horse will enjoy their Pony Donuts and Pony Poptart! For most calendar holidays, you can catch a new treat series, so be sure to snag up their Christmas themed options.
4) Samshield Winter Liner
Winter season is approaching, and the cold is already here. This helmet liner will help protect you against the harsh cold winds while riding. Lined with synthetic fur, it helps provide warmth and maximum breathability. It is compatible with the Samshield Shadow, Premium and Miss Shield helmets.
5) Snaffle Bit Jewelry
Scrolling through Jamie’s Horse Jewelry, you’ll find piece after piece of Snaffle Bit jewelry to fuel the horse person in you. There are a variety of necklaces, bracelets, earrings and rings to admire and buy. The bits are beautifully hand crafted out of Sterling Silver and make a beautiful addition to any outfit.
6) A Heated Vest
Another must-have for the chillier months is a heated vest. Not the usual clothing attire you would think of! But this ActionHeat 5V Battery Heated Vests help heat up your core body temperature. They feature built-in heating panels made with the ActionFlex material that allows for lightweight warmth, comfort and versatility. Made for men and women, there are tons of styles you can can try. Prices range from $139-300, making this a great investment piece for any equestrian’s wardrobe.
7) Makeup from Katherine Cosmetics
This natural cosmetics brand was one of the first to place a focus on makeup designed with riders in mind. The perfect gift for the makeup loving and conscientious shopper, this makeup is all natural and cruelty-free. They are currently revamping their website but you can still find their makeup sold here. And as an added plus, when shopping from this website, 5% of your purchase goes to the charity of your choice.
8) Stylish Belt Options
9) Zandona Jumping Boots
After conducting extensive research, these Italian boots were specially made to protect jumping horses from bruises while still protecting the tendons. Constructed with six air-vents over the fetlock, these boots allow for maximum breathability to prevent dangerous overheating of the tendons. Their Gel-Tech design works as a shock absorbent and keeps your horse comfortable. Lastly, their Flex-Zone technology allows for ultimate freedom of movement! They have a boot for every limb and prices range from $140-280.
So get out there and get to shopping! Keep an eye out for the rest of our gift guides all season long. If you have a product that you love and think would make a great addition to our gift guides, leave us a comment and let us know!