It’s that time again to show your friends and family how much you care with thoughtful gifts and good times together. We can’t help you choose the perfect ugly sweater or prepare the perfect meal, but we can make your life a little easier with 5 equestrian gift ideas your list will love.
We’ve hand-picked a few of our favorite new and classic products and best deals from 2019. With ideas to fit a range of budgets and styles, you’re sure to find something to fit everyone at the barn this holiday season.
TIP: Black Friday deals are coming soon! Take 15% off all retail products* from Friday, November 29 through Tuesday, December 3. As always, orders $75 and over* ship free!
FOR THE STOCKING STUFFER: Colorado Leather Balm
Introducing your new favorite leather balm! We fell in love at first sight with Colorado Leather Balm, an all-natural beef tallow balm that’s good for you AND your leather.
With sturdy, attractive packaging that brings to mind cozy winter nights in the snow, this leather balm makes a great stocking stuffer or fun gift for your barn crew. It’s not all about looks, either: Colorado Leather Balm is made with all-natural ingredients that restore your leather’s original moisture, suppleness, and color. It’s safe for children and pets, and will even condition your hands while you use it!
Choose from two enticing scents: warm, citrusy Orange-Vanilla to turn your leather care into self-care, or Citronella to give you and your friends’ leather a built-in insect repellent. As equestrians, we can definitely appreciate the gift of fewer bugs!
Colorado Leather Balm is great for more than just tack, too. Use it for boots, handbags, leather upholstery, and more!
Colorado Leather Balm Orange-Vanilla 4oz
This warm, citrusy scent will brighten up your tack cleaning time.Shop now
Colorado Leather Balm Citronella 4oz
Give your leather a built-in insect repellent with this fresh citronella- scented balm.Shop now
TIP: We love the deepening color effect of this balm, but don’t use it on any leather you don’t want to darken!
FOR THE CLASSY COMPETITOR: Collegiate Bridles
With so many amazing bridles to choose from, we couldn’t pick just one! If you’re shopping for a competitor looking to put the finishing touches on their show turnout, this is for you. Collegiate bridles pack high-quality leather, ergonomic design, and elegant styling at a very reasonable price point.
Collegiate offers a range of options to suit any horse’s preference. Choose between a Comfort Crown or Mono Crown headpiece, flash attachment, fancy-stitched detailing, padding, and more. Mix and match accessories for extra flair, like the Curved Silver Chain Browband Merlin is sporting in the pic.
One of our favorite bridles is the Collegiate ComFiTec Training bridle, with a padded, anatomically-shaped headpiece and noseband to alleviate and distribute pressure for maximum freedom and comfort. Despite the name, this sharp-looking bridle is show legal, according to the USEF rulebook, Annex A.
Collegiate ComFiTec Training Bridle
This anatomically-shaped and padded bridle is designed for maximum comfort.Shop now
Collegiate Mono Crown Raised Padded Cavesson Bridle
Did we mention it includes a full set of rubber reins?Shop now
Collegiate Comfort Crown Fancy Stitched Raised Bridle
Elegant white stitching complements any show turnout!Shop now
Sandy writes: The Collegiate bridle I picked up last month for Zip was a great fit! I’ve been drawn to the comfort concept. Unlike the other comfort bridle I tried, the Collegiate has more adjustment and flexibility in the fit.
FOR THE PRO: Prolite Tri-Shim Half Pad
One of our runaway best sellers of the year, the Prolite Tri-Shim half pad is perfect for a trainer with a busy barn and multiple horses to ride!
Quickly adjust the fit of the saddle for another horse by switching out the Prolite inserts in the 6 shim pockets. The two additional shim pockets in the center allow for more control in fitting adjustments compared to half pads with just four shim pockets.
The best part of this pad is the super advanced Prolite material of the inserts. Prolite is proven to reduce peak pressures over the horse’s back by at least 25%, maximizing comfort and performance for your horse. Prolite calls this 3-in-1 protection: absorbing impact, dispersing pressure points, and absorbing lateral movement while remaining still against the skin. Learn more about how Prolite works here.
Mary W writes: I am so happy with this pad that I purchased two! The three adjustable panels on each side are just what I needed to keep my saddle from sliding back on my high withered horse and provide nice wither and shoulder clearance.
The Prolite Tri-Shim half pad is available in black for hardworking everyday use or white for showing.
FOR THE YOUNG RIDER: Arena Saddles
For parents who are really looking to wow their young rider with a saddle of their own, we recommend starting your search with the recently launched line of Arena saddles.
Arena saddles are designed for comfort, fit, and fashion at a nearly unbeatable price point. These saddles are available in jumping, dressage, or AP models and are perfect for both training and showing in every ring.
Every detail has been carefully considered for an elegant appearance, rider comfort, and fit for your horse. Arena saddles feature HART (Horse and Rider Technology) which allows the rider to change the tree fitting and balance of the panel to fit virtually any shape of horse.
Arena saddles aren’t just for young riders, either. Meticulously crafted for beauty, comfort, and practicality, these saddles are perfect for any rider looking for a superior quality saddle on a budget.
Arena Jump Saddle
You’ll love the balanced, supportive seat on the flat and over fences!Test ride an Arena
Arena Dressage Saddle
Move with your horse in perfect comfort and harmony with this beautifully crafted saddle.Test ride an Arena
Arena All Purpose Saddle
This saddle is beautiful, comfortable, and practical from the trail to the training ring.Test ride an Arena
FOR THE SERIOUSLY CHIC: Back on Track Nights Collection Saddle Pad
Give the gift of form AND function! Back on Track’s Nights Collection saddle pads combine elegant styling with textile technology in a pad that works as hard as you and your horse.
The Nights Collection pads are double lined for shock absorption and breathability with Back on Track’s innovative waffle fabric with Welltex. Back on Track is well known for their Welltex technology with infared energy, which can help increase blood flow and relive stiffness over the back. Definitely a bonus for those cold winter rides!
Rich jewel tone colors like ruby, navy, and black are perfect for the season. The elegant diamond quilted pattern and delicate contrast detail are stylish enough for even the most fashion-forward equestrians. As saddle fitters, we also love the contoured topline designed for freedom and clearance across the withers.
Back on Track Nights Collection Dressage Saddle Pad Ruby
Burgundy lovers: this one’s for you! This moody ruby is perfect for the season.Shop now
Back on Track Nights Collection Dressage Saddle Pad Navy
This deep navy blue adds subtle elegance to one of our favorite equestrian looks.Shop now
Back on Track Nights Collection Dressage Saddle Pad White
Add a pop of gold trim for a fresh take on the classic white dressage saddle pad.Shop now
TIP: Don’t forget about Black Friday deals! From November 29 through December 3rd, take 15% off all retail products*. Stay tuned for more deals and savings throughout the holiday season!
*saddles not included