12 Days of Dutchess: Holiday Gift Ideas for Your Horse Trainer (Or Any Equestrian!)

Still hunting for the perfect holiday gift for your horse trainer (or rider in your life)? Not to worry, we’re here to help! Here are 12 equestrian gift ideas for a range of budgets so you can check off everyone on your list. 

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Day 1: Collegiate Curved Silver Chain Browband

Collegiate Curved Silver Chain Browband
Who doesn’t love a bit of bling?

Cost: $38.95

Great for: Dressage

Blingy browbands make a trendy and versatile gift for the dressage queen in your life! Collegiate’s Curved Silver Chain Browband is 1.5cm wide and made with high-quality European leather–plus sparkly fashion jewelry for extra shine! Shaped to lay attractively against the horse’s forehead, this browband can be swapped into any horse-sized bridle. 

Day 2: Black Country Balsam

Black Country Leather Balsam

Cost: $25.00

Great for: English disciplines, Owners of Black Country saddles, bridles, and tack

Black Country’s lightweight, non-greasy leather balsam is one of our most popular items–for good reason! This leather balm is made from natural oils, fats, and beeswax to nourish leather without leaving residue. Black Country Balsam absorbs quickly and leaves leather soft and supple. A little goes a long way! 

Day 3: Posture Prep Cross-Fiber Groomer

Posture Prep Cross-Fiber Groomer
Improved posture -> improved performance!

Cost: $27.99

Great for: All horse owners

Use Posture Prep’s Cross-Fiber Groomer to become your horse’s personal masseuse. The groomer fits comfortably in your hand so you can make the most of your pre-riding grooming sessions. The groomer includes an instruction booklet as well as 6-month access to online resources and techniques for improving posture, building communication, and reducing tension with your horse. 

Day 4: MDC Stirrups

MDC Stirrups Sport Classic

Cost: $173.99 – $214.99

Great for: All English disciplines, Competitive riders

MDC Stirrups feature innovative technology to improve comfort and safety, with a traditional style appropriate for even the strictest show ring! We love MDC Stirrups’ entire range too much to choose just one. Send us a message and we’ll help you choose the right stirrup for your list.

Day 5: Horze Stirrup Covers

Horze Neoprene Stirrup Covers

Cost: $10.99

Great for: All English disciplines

These neoprene stirrup covers are an inexpensive and thoughtful gift for the English rider. The covers slip on easily and are held in place by the stirrup leathers as they pass through the open loop. If they need cleaning, simply toss them into the washing machine. Say no to scratches and damage from dangling stirrup irons!

Day 6: Kent & Masters Stirrup Leathers

Kent & Masters Stirrup Leathers

Cost: $77.50

Great for: All English disciplines

Is someone on your list still riding with old, stiff (or even cracking) stirrup leathers? Soft, supple stirrup leathers are more comfortable to ride in, and better for the saddle, too! We like Kent & Masters leathers for the high-quality hide and non-stretch webbing core. Double stitching and stainless steel buckles add durability so these leathers will last for years to come. 

Day 7: Saddle Fitting Gift Card

Saddle Fitting at Dutchess
Well-fitted saddles make happy horses!

Cost: Any amount

Great for: All horse owners

Give the gift of a well-fitted saddle! We have gift certificates available in any amount you choose. A saddle fitting session makes for a great gift from an individual or the whole barn. Send us a message to arrange the card!

Day 8: Repair or Restoration

Dutchess Leather Repairs and Restoration

Cost: Any amount

Great for: All horse owners and riders

We have gift certificates for repairs and restorations as well! We restore old saddles, tack, and leather goods, craft custom projects, and work with all brands for repairs. Contact us for details!

Day 9: Deluxe Leather Track Halter

Deluxe Leather Track Halter

Cost: $73.99

Great for: All horse owners

The Deluxe Leather Track Halter is both beautiful and durable. Made with high-quality, supple leather, this halter is triple stitched for extra strength, and adjustable at both the crown and chin to get the best fit for your horse. 

Day 10: Weatherbeeta Prime Saddle Pad

Weatherbeeta Prime Jump saddle pad

Cost: $48.25

Great for: Jumping, AP, or Dressage

We recently discovered these awesome saddle pads from Weatherbeeta, and wanted to share the love! These pads are available in 3 styles for AP, Jumping, or Dressage, with the front edge contoured to follow the shape of the saddle. A breathable mesh spine help keeps your horse cool and comfortable. Calling all Thoroughbred owners–the contoured topline gives plenty of clearance for higher-withered horses.

Day 11: Maxtra Extreme Shimmable Wool Half Pad

Cost: $244.99 – $265.60

Great for: Hunter/Jumpers, Eventers, English riders

The Maxtra Exteme is a brand-new design that features a 100% wool base on synthetic backing. What does this mean? All the style and feel of genuine sheepskin without the complicated care. This pad is shimmable, to allow individual adjustment for the horse’s back. 

Day 12: Horze Saddle Bag

Horze Saddle Bag

Cost: $49.99

Great for: All English disciplines

All saddles should be protected. This durable, padded saddle bag protects saddles from dust, nicks, and scratches during transportation or storage. The exterior is polyester with a rubber coating to repel water and dust. Plus, handles and a convenient shoulder strap means getting your saddle from one end of the showground to the other is a breeze. (Well… breezier anyway!)

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