The Ultimate Guide to Winter Equestrian Footwear
An equestrian's Christmas wish list likely covers two things, practicality, and yearning. On the practicality side sit items such as a new pooper-scoopa, a better yard brush, new wellington boots and yet another pair of warm gloves (you can never have too many!). The yearning side likely says things like a new saddlepad, new fleece rug for shows, and new brushing boots because you want a smart pair for competitions. Riding tights and breeches float somewhere between the two as does a new hat silk, it’s practical to keep changing your hat silk right?
In this equestrian’s Christmas gift guide, we’ve picked out items that will make the perfect gift for any equestrian in your life.
Christmas Gifts for Horse Riders
The Stride Rhythm Seeker
A bit of tech always goes down well at Christmas, and this piece of tech is perfect for any equestrian. The Stride wireless riding speaker is easy to set up and link to your phone, plus this wearable wrist speaker is a true crowd-pleaser. Mariah Carey’s Christmas classics and Michael Buble’s timeless tunes will be blasting out in minutes, and you’ll soon be taking song requests from other people on the yard.
This speaker plays up to 6 hours of your favourite music in one go, the push of one button means you can answer phone calls while wearing riding gloves and the adjustable wrist strap lets you wear it under or over your coats. It’s splash-proof, and uses Bluetooth to connect to your phone. It also has a Micro SD slot for any music you have saved on a portable device.
Leah Grange shows us how easy it is to set up the riding speaker:
A classic Christmas present. Everybody always needs new socks, and equestrians even more so. And we have more riding socks than you can shake your riding boots at here at Harry Hall. Our socks are lightweight but warm, finished off with a ribbed top and a thicker knit on the foot and heel for extra comfort. And they’re loved by you:
“Love these socks, this is the second set I’ve bought now, super snug and comfy.”
“Perfect for my riding boots, comfortable but not too thick (or too thin!)!
Matching Hat Silk and Base layer
Add some colour to their riding wardrobe with this matching hat silk and base layer set. Available in grey or burgundy the comfortable and stylish base layer will be a popular present under their tree. The base layer is crafted from four-way stretch, breathable fabric, it features a ¼ length front zip and has subtle glitter print making it a functional and stylish riding layer. Teaming it up with the matching hat silk will complete the look.
Winter Riding Gloves
Lightweight, warm and fast-drying the Harry Hall Polartec Gloves are versatile for all weather conditions and will be a winter saviour for the equestrian person in your life this season. Perfect for riding, mucking out or walking the dog, these gloves come with a silicone print which allows for extra grip. Designed from Polartec material which provides great warmth whilst remaining super lightweight and stretches with the movement of your hand. The reflective detail is practical and smart making this glove a great everyday choice.
Equestrian Gift voucher
Not sure what size to get? Or what matchy matchy colour the equestrian in your life is going for next season? Give the gift of a Harry Hall gift voucher so they can choose the perfect gift for themself. Our electronic gift vouchers start from £10 and go to £150. They’re valid for 12 months from the date of issue giving the recipient lots of time to choose their favourite item.
Horse Riding Gilet
Layers are an equestrian’s best friend, and we love the Cavallo Sanna Ladies Quilted Waistcoat. A stylish and modern-day gilet that looks at home on the yard or on the high street. It’s lightweight, breathable, water repellent, quick to dry and dirt repellent. It will literally tick all the boxes for the equestrian in your life. Pair with jodhpurs or jeans to complete the look. Available in sizes 8 – 16 in black or coral.
Christmas Gifts for horses
Christmas Pudding Stud Muffins will give your horse a delicious taste of Christmas with every bite. Containing a host of wholesome ingredients including oats, wheat, barley and linseed, they are truly irresistible. One pack contains 400g of treats.
Coat Gloss Spray
Let your horse shine bright like a diamond this winter with the Mastacare Coat Gloss spray. It leaves your horse’s hair feeling soft with a show stopping shine. Our Coat Gloss Spray Contains special silicones to make hair more pliable for faster, tangle free grooming, you might find the mud starts to fall off their hair when you groom them! It can also be used to help prevent stains as they won’t stick to your horse’s hair as easily.
A 2L refill bottle is also available to make this a cost-effective way to keep your horse clean.
Matching Horse Saddlecloth
It’s no secret we love the perform range, the matching horse wear looks stunning on and is perfect for cross country colours or hacking at home. The saddlecloth has an eye-catching ombre print, sleek design, this new style fits a range of GP and jump saddles. The Masta Perform Saddlecloth has a quick dry lining leaving your horse dry and comfortable, the lining wicks and absorbs any sweat build up under the saddle. Finished with a shiny outer material that is not only beautiful but dirt repellent too. There’s a matching fly veil for the horse, plus a hat silk, riding tights and base layer for the rider.
What did Megan Blake think of the Perform Saddlecloth?
“I’m absolutely obsessed with the colours and pattern of the Perform range, I’ve never seen anything like it before and I cannot wait to get out in it more. I plan on using them for my new cross-country colours and I’m going to purchase the matching base layer to top it off!”
The Protechmasta Quarter Rug
The product guaranteed to make any horse owner jump for joy. Year after year it features on letters to Santa and year after year it receives glowing reviews from horse owners. The Protechmasta Quarter Rug is one of our most popular products thanks to its style and infrared therapy powers. The Infrared Therapy Quarter Rug uses Far Infrared radiation (FIR) which is a natural process and is scientifically proven to assist blood circulation gently and safely. Helping to support healthy joints, soft tissue, maintain healthy blood flow, ease muscle tension, support recovery and aid in helping keep structures and functions sound.
Vicki Gallacher-Kilbey is finding it helpful with her ex-racehorse Frankie:
“The Protechmasta Quarter Rug is not only smart and great quality, but it really works! My ex-racer is often a bit ‘short’ in his stride but I’ve really noticed a difference in his hind end working since using this!”
Equishine Horse Grooming Brush set
The perfect gifting piece, the Equishine Grooming Kit contains four beautiful, high-quality grooming brushes. The Pro Flick, Pro Clean, Pro Dust and the Pro Finish. They come in a handy jute bag and are suitable for all coat colours. This kit contains everything you need to make sure your horse’s coat is healthy and super shiny. Each brush sits beautifully in your hand and is made from beechwood, which has been carefully processed from European forests that are sustainably managed and PEFC certified. This is a beautiful, traditional grooming kit that will please any equestrian, especially owners of grey horses!
Team the Equishine grooming set with the Coat Gloss Spray for the ultimate grooming experience.
Equilibrium Massage Pad
Let’s be honest, who doesn’t love a massage? The Equilibrium Massage Pad ticks all the boxes. A lightweight and portable massage pad, it is clinically proven to improve back flexibility and promote relaxation. Complete with a handy carry bag, the Equilibrium Massage Pad can be wiped clean, and it has three different settings that allow the user to select the intensity of the program to suit your horse.
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