Equestrian Gift Picks for the Holidays

The prices reflected in this blog post are valid through December 26, 2011.

The holidays are fast approaching. If you’re struggling with gift ideas for the equestrian who has everything, stress no more! My name is Jamie Davis. I’ve been with Schneider Saddlery for 32 years and I’ve compiled a list of unique and useful gifts that are sure to please.

Stocking Stuffers

Brush Therapy Cleans Horse Grooming BrushesBrush Therapy – While often overlooked, cleaning your grooming tools with Brush Therapy shortens grooming time, as well as eliminates bacteria and fungi. No longer worry about spreading germs when cleaning multiple horses! Simply add the citrus scented powder to a bucket of water and drop in your soiled brushes. Let them sit for 5 minutes, rinse and be amazed. At $3.50 a packet, this stocking stuffer is a no-brainer.


Safety Twine Hay Bale CutterSafety Twine Cutter – Eliminate unnecessary risk while cutting bailing twine with the Safety Twine Cutter. Whether you or youngsters help with feeding time, these cutters are made of heavy duty molded plastic which shield the blade, significantly reducing the risk of injury. Simply place the blade under the twine and lift up for an easy cut every time. A useful and cost-effective tool at $2.95, you can get one for everyone in the barn!



FES Black Steel Jointed English Riding Stirrup IronsFES Black Steel Jointed Irons – If you have ever experienced knee pain while riding, you must try these irons. Not only do they allow you to sink your heel down deeper than traditional Fillis irons, but the added flexibility alleviates joint pain. A great gift item to spoil any English equestrian! Priced economically at $43.95 and ranging from size 4 ¼ to 4 ¾, they make a perfect present for young riders and veterans alike.


Dura-Tech Support Gel Pad with synthetic fleeceDura-Tech® Anti-Slip Support Gel Pad with Synthetic Fleece – Treat both horse and rider with this shock-absorbing pad by Dura-Tech®. With ¼” ventilated gel and synthetic fleece lining, this pad alleviates pressure points while reducing saddle slippage. It might be a little large to stuff in a stocking, but it is priced to fit at $54.95.



Joules Clothing Slipper SocksJoules Slipper Socks – Nothing beats a cold winter evening in front of the fireplace in Joules’ ultra-comfy Slipper Socks. 100% polyester self-lined fleece, these socks are perfect to wear around the house to prevent chilly toes. The faux-suede bottom eliminates the risk of slipping. A perfectly stylish gift now on sale for $28.95.



Spoil Them

Ferrini Stingray Ladies Pink Tiger Cowgirl BootsFerrini Ladies Stingray Tiger Print Boot – This eye-catching boot is in no way subtle. If your cowgirl loves to make a statement, she’ll fall hard for these tiger print cowgirl boots from Ferrini. With a 12” fancy stitched shaft, square toe and tiger stripe foot, they are sure to command attention. Three color choices – tan, pink or blue – make it easy to match any wardrobe. Offered in full and half sizes 6 – 10B. Currently on sale for $99.95!


Professional's Choice SMX HD Western Saddle PadProfessional’s Choice SMX HD Shilloh Pad – This lightweight and breathable pad by Professional’s Choice conforms to the horse’s back to eliminate pressure points. It allows air to circulate and won’t compress over time. With 100% Merino wool lining and a 1 year limited warranty, the quality is unsurpassed. Offered in a variety of colors, it features functionality to please the horse and an eye-catching diamond design to please the rider. Listed at sstack.com for $189.95.


Joseph Sterling Pro Series Hunter Classic BridleJoseph Sterling Pro Series Hunter Classic Bridle II – Developed with internationally renowned riders Candice King and Todd Minikus, this bridle is made from the finest English leather from Sedgwick & Co. It features our exclusive Comfort Plus padded crown to relieve pressure at the base of the ears, as well as a padded browband and caveson. Fancy stitched browband, caveson and matching laced reins make this the ultimate hunter show bridle. Offered in Full, Cob and Pony sizes, with the option of extra-long reins for $209.95 – $219.95.

Ariat Ladies Barn Yard Work Stable BootAriat Side Zip Barn Yard Ladies Work BootThis waterproof stable boot is made for a hard day’s work. With Ariat’s patented foot bed technology, it offers support for all day comfort both in and out of the saddle. The sole features enough heel to safely ride in. Made of waterproof, full grain leather, this boot was designed to last. Offered in dark brown – ladies sizes 5 ½ – 10, 11 for $109.95.


Rapid Groom Equine Horse VacuumRapid Groom – I can’t live without this! Brushing your horse by hand only removes surface dirt. The Rapid Groom equine vacuum revolutionizes grooming by eliminating dirt and dandruff where it starts – the skin. Portable and powerful, it features a 10 foot hose and 2 speeds so you can clean your animal thoroughly. At $365.95, it is a unique and functional gift that will be greatly appreciated. (See sstack.com for full specifications and shipping details.)


What creative and unique Christmas gifts have you given your horsey friends or relatives? Comment and share your ideas!
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Jamie Davis has been with Schneider Saddlery for 32 years. She actively competes with her home bred and raised horses in both English and Western in the Quarter Horse and Open circuits. A 4-H advisor for 16 years, she serves on the board of directors for the Geauga Horse and Pony Association, as well as being a past director of OAQHA.