Each holiday season, horse people ‒ and the family and friends who love them ‒ wonder ‘what is the perfect gift for the equestrian who has everything?’ To help take the guesswork out of shopping for a rider (or finding a perfect gift for yourself) we’ve come up with a few ideas.
For The Cowboy
Whether the cowboy in your life is packing up to take his reining horse to a competition, or helping you haul horses to your own event, this leather overnight tote from the famous 6666 Ranch in Texas will tell him you appreciate everything he does. $295 USD
For The Cowgirl
Sure, the Wild West is full of mystique and adventure. But if you’re spending all that time in the saddle, do it safely, while still looking like a bad-ass cowgirl. The Amber Marshall Safety Helmet is designed with all the protection you need, but with the cowboy hat aesthetic you crave. From $140-$250 USD
For The Yellowstone Fan
The series Yellowstone is a massive hit with cowgirls and cowboys ‒ real and armchair ‒ and for fans there’s an online store. Whether you’re a Beth Dutton or a Rip Wheeler in your mind, we’ve got you covered.
(Above left) For the “Beth” in your life there’s this stemless wineglass, laser engraved with the stern warning, “Don’t Make Me Go Beth Dutton On You” $18
(Above right) For the “Rip” in your life there this “Cowboys Don’t Say Goodbye” black mug. $15
For The Stir-Crazy Horse & Rider
Let’s face it, as Canadian riders we spend our fair share of time in an indoor arena. It’s easy for our mounts (and us) to get ring sour during the winter months. To help you get creative there is 101 Arena Exercises for Horse & Rider, a classic because it’s fun and it works. $60
For The Art Lover
There is something extra special about having an artist capture your horse on canvas. We love the work of BC artist Diane Williams, who works in oils. A commission of your horse’s portrait will run you between $680 – $995 depending on size.
For Your Biggest Fan
We are talking about your bestie, sibling, or parent – someone who just shows up because they love you and want to support your passion. But they’re exhausted by the end of the show day, so pamper them with a pair of luxury slippers from UGG. $105
For The Person Who Pays The Horse Bills
We would bet that many horse owners toil at a ‘day job’ to keep a roof over their beloved equine’s precious head. For them we have this desk accessory; shaped like a horse, it holds Post-It notes and a pen or pencil, and is, quite frankly, adorable. $16
For The Matchy-Matchy Rider
Give your favorite equestrian fashionista what they always want – to look fabulous. This comes in the form of a “Matchy Bundle” from Equestroom, which includes a glittery saddle pad with matching front boots and fly bonnet. $313 CAD
For The Barn Dog
Our pooches get cold hanging out in barns, ‘helping’ with turn-out and stable chores. Why not ensure they are cozy with the latest Shedrow K9 Tundra Dog Coat, in a variety of colors. $40 – $75 depending on size.
For the Barn Cats
Give those hard-working hunters some extra love with The Granville Island Pet Treatery ‘With Love & Fishes’ Dehydrated Sardines. Full of Omega-3s, all natural, no additives, preservatives, or harmful chemicals. Caution: aforementioned Barn Dog may steal. $9.99 CAD