The equestrian community is full of talented and creative people, so if you are looking for an original gift for yourself or an equestrian friend, there is a plethora of fun and customizable options! Whether for Christmas or an upcoming birthday, your purchase will support a small business and trendy creators within the equestrian community.
Dapple Bay Equestrian:
With many original equestrian accessories, apparel and home décor, the brand motto is “Good Rides Only”, a philosophy that fosters a community of positive and supportive women in the equestrian world. From saddle pads to key chains, mugs and custom prints of you and your horse, the fun horse-themed apparel held by two ambitious horsewomen is quickly becoming a must for the trendy equestrian! The L.A-based company also has a holiday shop with a selection of accessories under $20 and under $50 to help you pick the perfect gift from all their offerings.
Black Knight Accessories (BK):
This Toronto-based business creates beautiful handmade equestrian accessories. Their signature rider wristlet is the go-to accessory for equestrians on the go looking for a fashionable and functional pouch to hold their essentials. The perfect customizable gift, this leather wristlet will be with you in your day-to-day at the barn and while riding. Easily attachable to your belt, the BK wristlet comes in different sizes and colors. and can be customized to include your name or your horse’s name. Black Knight’s founder and creative director, Monique Rodrigues, also handcrafts a stunning wood collection including custom tack trunks, ribbon cases and grooming totes. Her mission is to pave the way to create a community of equality and inclusion while honoring our silent and graceful partner, the horse!
Other Christmas-themed gift ideas from equestrian creators:
If you are looking for a specific Christmas-themed gift, we have a few ideas for custom gifts to put under the tree, or as decoration on a glittery branch!
Tree ornament: If there is a photo of you and your horse you love, why not make it a Christmas tree ornament? A ceramic photo ornament with its hanging ribbon is sure to stand out between all the branches! Some artists will also offer to turn your favorite photograph into a hand painted ornament.
Customized sweater: Why not get matching equestrian-themed Christmas sweaters with your barn friends? A customized Christmas sweater with a photo of your favorite horse is a fun idea for a pre-holiday get together at the barn.
Your very own wall calendar: It is now easier than ever to order your own personalized calendar online. Hang it at the barn, in your pantry door, or at your desk, and stay organized while flipping through a selection of prints of your favorite photos of you and your horse. A few websites including VistaPrint and Shutterfly offer a quick turnaround on creating and ordering a print of your custom calendar.
Whether you are looking for a fun accessory for yourself or a gift for your friend, a customizable equestrian-themed accessory is both an original gift and a great way to support the equestrian community.
Dapple Bay Equestrian: https://dapplebay.com/
Black Knight Accessories: www.blackknightaccessories.com
Ceramic Personalized Horse Ornament: https://www.etsy.com/listing/1097822538/personalized-pet-ornament-custom-dog?ga_order=most_relevant&ga_search_type=all&ga_view_type=gallery&ga_search_query=pet+christmas&ref=sc_gallery-1-17&pro=1&sts=1&plkey=77f070822fe18f52d1db9338e4517ad07ad1debb%3A1097822538
Hand-painted ornaments: https://www.etsy.com/listing/848009914/ornament-custom-pet-portrait-hand?ga_order=most_relevant&ga_search_type=all&ga_view_type=gallery&ga_search_query=custom+horse+ornament&ref=sr_gallery-2-12&frs=1&organic_search_click=1
Personalized sweater: https://macorner.co/products/ho-ho-horse-personalized-ugly-sweater-christmas-gift-for-horse-lover-horse-owner-hor290902tuht?currency=USD&utm_medium=cpc&utm_source=google&utm_campaign=Google%20Shopping&utm_source=googlesp&utm_medium=cpc&utm_campaign=18514064333&utm_content=&utm_term=&gclid=EAIaIQobChMI_ueOtbPj-wIV1O3tCh0ypgRuEAQYASABEgJsI_D_BwE&variant=42636460392608