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Gift Ideas for Every Equestrian on Your List

Still looking for a last-minute Christmas gift? Whether you’re shopping for a young rider, horse crazy teenager, or adult equestrian, we’ve got the perfect gift for you. 

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  1. Gifts for Cowboys and Cowgirls
  2. Gifts for Horse Crazy Teenagers
  3. Gifts for Equestrian Adults 

Horse Gifts for Cowboys and Cowgirls

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Does your child ask for a pony every holiday celebration?  We hope these  13 equestrian gift ideas for young riders will help tide them over until they’re a bit older. From  TuffRider’s new Western youth boots to soft stuffed animals, everything you’ll need for the horse crazy cowboy or cowgirl on your list is right here. 

Pink Glitter Boots for the Cowgirl Who Loves to Sparkle

This equestrian holiday season, give a pair of  pink glitter cowgirl boots. These boots will make your child stand out from the crowd. With a padded cushion insole, broad toe box, and shock-absorbing rubber sole, she’ll never want to take this horse gift off. She can jump in all the muddy puddles she wants worry-free as the 100 percent man-made leather makes them easy to clean and care for.  

Bareback Saddle Pad for Your Wild Child

Some of the best childhood memories include sunset bareback rides through lush golden fields with friends. This gift idea for horseback riders can make those daydreams come true. The  Tough-1 Navajo Bareback Pad is available in three fun colors. The pad features a sturdy webbed hand hold and adjustable stirrups for added security and safety. 

Red, White, and Blue Cowboy Shirt

This  Roper Red, White, and Blue Texas Flag Shirt lets your little one show off his Lone Star pride at the next rodeo. A great equestrian holiday present, the shirt has practical breakaway snaps that allow you to get the shirt on/off quickly and easily, without the inconvenience of traditional buttons. Made of 100 percent cotton fabric, this eye-catching shirt is kind to sensitive skin. 

Say Goodbye to Mud with this Brush Set

Say goodbye to muddy ponies! Help your young cowboy or cowgirl keep their pony clean with the horse gift of a  Four-Piece Grooming set. Available in  purple or  blue, this set includes a curry comb, hoof pick, medium brush, and a soft face brush. All pieces are made of easy-to-clean synthetic fibers with easy-grip rubber handles that are comfortable to hold and use. 

Cowboy Boots for The Snake Lover

Does your child say “cool” or “ew” when they come across a snake at the barn? These  Snake in My Boot Western Boots are perfect for your outdoor-loving wild child. Made of all-faux 100 percent man-made leather, they’re the perfect equestrian holiday gift for tramping through fields, looking for new creepy-crawlies to play with!

Thelwell Pony T-Shirt

Introduce your horse crazy kid to some of your favorite comical characters this equestrian holiday season. These  Thelwell Pony T-Shirts come in three different designs and colors. Your child will be able to relate to one of these three naughty ponies and their young riders. The Thelwell ponies teach kids to take on life with a good sense of humor and to always get back on after falling off. These baseball-style tees are made from 60 percent combed ringspun cotton and 40 percent polyester blend fabric. It is pre-laundered for reduced shrinkage. 

Fashion-Forward Cowgirl Jacket

Does your little cowgirl love to dress up? This  Blue Denim Jacket with Pink Plaid Lining is the perfect horse gift for both the barn and school! The rosy inner lining adds a fashionable touch to a traditionally cut denim jacket. Hot pink stitching and big silver buttons is the icing on the cake for a country-inspired classic look. Made of 100 percent cotton, this jacket is sure to be soft and easy to break in, unlike other stiff denim jackets. Easy to move in, it’s perfect for the cowgirl that’s always on the go. Bonus: it looks great with our  pink glitter western boots

Pony Saddle for Their Show Ring Debut

If your little cowboy or cowgirl is making their debut in the show ring, this  King Series Jr. Classic Pony Saddle is a great equestrian holiday present to get them started in style. Since your little equestrian is still growing, you probably don’t want to spend thousands on a saddle they’ll outgrow in a year. This saddle is at an affordable price range, but still looks good in the show ring. The basketweave and floral embossed tooling is accented with silver conchos and hardware. Embossed hooded stirrups and a suede leather seat are so comfortable, your young rider will never want to dismount. 

Heart Horse Necklace for Special Occasions

A dainty  Heart Horse Necklace is an excellent way for your cowgirl to show off her “horse-girl pride.” Or this would be a great gift idea for horseback riders who have recently lost a beloved pony or horse. A beautiful addition to any outfit, the sterling silver heart horse charm dangles off a soft black cord that won’t irritate sensitive skin. Available in 16, 18, or 20 inch lengths. 

Star-Spangled Cowboy Boots

Your little cowboy can ride into their next rodeo event in style with these  American Cowboy Western Boots. A large silver star sits front and center on a navy blue field of smaller stars on the vamp of these boots. Swing around to the back of the boot to see broad stripes of alternating red and white. White piping, along with navy blue and red stitching at the toe, round out the patriotic look. 

Rodeo-Ready Headstall

Is your cowboy or cowgirl a dedicated rider competing in the show ring? Treat them to a beautiful show-ring worthy bridle. The  McCoy Collection Pony Headstall with Reins features engraved silver accents on the cheek pieces and browband, set into high-quality leather with contrasting white stitching. Available in black, dark oil, and medium oil this good-looking bridle can match a variety of saddle colors. 

Bold Colored Saddle Pad for the Bold Young Rider

If you want to give a horse gift that your young cowgirl or cowboy will use every time they go to the barn, check out the  Tough-1 Pony Size Western Double Fleece Pad. Available in bright colors like rich royal blue, fiery red, and cheerleader pink, this saddle blanket is best-suited for young riders who love to stand out. Made of a full texture poly foam inner, this pad is covered with a soft comfortable ultra fleece outer lining. 

Flower Power Cowgirl Boots

This gift idea for horseback riders is perfect for cowgirls! Bright pink man-made leather and delicate blue and yellow flowers decorate these statement-making  Floral Cowgirl Western Boots. White piping and contrasting white stitching at the toe complete the look. The broad square toe ensures that your young cowgirl has plenty of room to wiggle her toes, while a thermoplastic rubber sole adds cushion. A black zipper runs along the inside of the vamp for easy on and off. 

Shop our collection of Western apparel, tack and footwear here.

Gift Ideas for Horseback Riding Teenagers

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Teenagers can be notoriously difficult to shop for. Some equestrians would probably rather ride an unbroke 3-year-old for the first time instead of facing down the attitude of an unhappy teenager on the receiving end of an “uncool” present. This collection of horse gifts  for teens has a good mix of fun new supplies for the barn and trendy riding apparel.

A Halter That Puts Safety First

Perri’s Leather Safety Halter is an especially good horse gift for teenagers who have their own horse or pony or who ride one consistently. As a leather safety halter, it’s designed with a replaceable leather crown piece that will break if the horse is trapped, panics, or pulls back. Unlike other leather halters, it also has nylon webbing that comes in a variety of fun colors like Multi Neon, Turquoise, Hot Pink, and more. 

Shoot for the Stars with These Earrings

These beautiful sterling silver  Kelly Herd Small Star Earrings are the perfect horse gift for tweens who love to dress up. A sterling silver frame surrounds delicate cubic zirconia stones in the shape of a Western star. With a matching bracelet, pendants, and ring also available, these earrings could be the start of a beautiful equestrian-inspired jewelry set. Wear them to add a touch of glitter to any outfit- both in the show ring and around town. 

Stylish Western Saddle Pad

If the teenage equestrian that you’re shopping for wants nothing more than to make a splash at their next rodeo, this  Hand-Painted Cactus Saddle Pad is the gift you’ve been looking for. Rich royal blue felt is accented with rusty faux croc leather. The icing on the cake is the hand-tooled and hand-painted cactus and sunflower motif on the leather corners and over the withers. Both trendy and functional, this horse gift is truly the best of both worlds. 

Grooming Supplies to Add Shine to Their Pony

Haas Eqclusive creates products designed to bring out the best in every color of horse. When our horses’ long winter coats need a little extra care in the colder months, Eqclusive grooming supplies are just the ticket! Horse gifts like  Eqclusive Pro Glow moisturize and condition manes and tails to prevent dandruff and reduce itching, without the use of water. Or give an equestrian holiday gift like the  Eqclusive Pro Lustre spray, which produces a professional shine after the very first use. 

Look Sharp in a Long Sleeve Shirt

Whether your teen has a clinic coming up or they just like to dress up for lessons, the  Pro Sport Long Sleeve Polo Shirt is a fashionable clothing option. Available in two different color combinations, this long sleeve polo shirt is a fresh take on a staple of every equestrian’s wardrobe. Functional and versatile, the lightweight micro polyester fabric is ideal for riding year round. A contrasting diagonal stripe is flattering and mimics the style of the United States’ top polo teams.  

Trendy Rosegold Saddle Pad

Rosegold is the latest and greatest trend in everyday fashion, both in the horse world and out. Make your equestrian’s holiday great with the gift of a  Lettia Rosegold AP Pad Black saddle pad. The solid black pad is surrounded by glittering rosegold trim and shining black ribbon. Conservative enough for even the most strict horseback riding trainers and clinicians to accept, the added touch of rosegold accents take this pad to the next level. 

Helpful Backpack for Their Next Competition

As many parents know, teenagers don’t want help. They want to do everything themselves. For the parent that has watched their teen struggle to carry all of their show ring equipment and lead their horse, the equestrian holiday gift they need is the  Equine Couture Ringside Backpack. This backpack is perfect for your teen’s next show or rodeo. With comfortable shoulder straps, it makes carrying both helmet and paddock boots a breeze. Made of water-repellent horse blanket material, the backpack is water repellent and will keep its content dry. This is the perfect equestrian holiday gift for the parent who is tired of watching their teen lug around all of their supplies at the rodeo or horse show. 

Holiday Gifts for Equestrian Adults 

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Many pony-loving kids are satisfied with a plush horse or fun t-shirt for their equestrian holiday gift. But when it comes to  serious adult riders, shopping for horse gifts can be difficult. If you buy them a saddle pad or tack set you need to know the size of their horse, what materials they prefer, and what type of riding they do. 

This guide walks you through a variety of gift ideas for horseback riders. From easy-to-buy, one-size-fits-all home decor to hay-repelling breeches, there’s something for every equestrian to gift and receive on this list. 

Protective Boots For The Serious Rider

When looking for gift ideas for horseback riders, consider giving something so useful, they’ll use it everyday. The  Professional’s Choice SMB IIs® offer protection and fashion, no matter what discipline your equestrian rides in. Whether they’re an amateur rider or spend their days training horses, Professional’s Choice sports medicine boots are an asset to their program. For many horses, these boots have meant the difference between an extended career and periodic or permanent injuries. Available in a wide variety of colors (and even patterns), every equestrian would love to receive this horse gift. 

Gifts for the Entryway

The foyer is a visitor’s first impression of a home and you want it to be a good one. This equestrian holiday, help your friend or family member design an entryway to match the rest of their home’s decor. Announce their love for horses with a  cowboy boot welcome sign. This 16” by 20” sign features a traditional cowboy boot with spurs and a decorative spur strap. Perfect for the western rider in your life, it has two color options- black and brown- with silver accents. Or if the cowboy life isn’t for them, check out this  antiqued decorative welcome star instead. Available in black and silver, this 24” metal star is surrounded by smaller letters welcoming visitors to the home. 

The Ultimate Present: A New Saddle

The perfect horse gift for your spouse or close family member, the  HDR Phoenix MonoFlap Saddle is the ultimate equestrian holiday present. An interchangeable gullet system makes it easy to fit multiple horses to just one saddle. The forward flap, molded knee roll, and stationary thigh blocks combined with the soft, grippy leather make it particularly useful for eventers who need some extra security around the cross country course. The mono flap style promotes closer connection between horse and rider. 

For the Equestrian Who Loves to Cook

For the equestrian who’s also a bit of a home chef, consider this gift idea for horseback riders: a set of matching linens for the kitchen.  Tuffrider’s EquiHome line has you covered with potholders, oven mitts, and an apron. Each item has the color option of black-and-white bits, a beautiful brown foxhunter, or a silhouetted showjumper. 

The  oven mitts have a convenient loop for hanging from a hook and are double-quilted to ensure the wearer is protected from a hot oven. The  apron has a handy kangaroo-style pocket to keep your tools close at hand while cooking. Get your friend a set of  potholders to match. These durable pads will protect your countertops and tables from damaging heat. Mix-and-match different themes for your holiday gift or buy one matching set. 

Hay-Repelling Breeches

Yup, you read that right! The  ThermaMAX Winter Tread breeches have a smooth finish that easily sheds dirt, shavings, hay, and horse hair to keep riders clean no matter what they’re doing in the barn. Stretchy, fleece-lined fabric keeps the wearer warm and comfortable. If you’re looking for gift ideas for horseback riders, you can’t go wrong with a durable pair of warm winter breeches. 

Brushed Metal Equestrian-Inspired Decor

Next take the party into the dining room with equestrian-inspired decor. Unique accents will elevate the room to elegant dining with a little bit of a country twist. Give your horse lover a beautiful brushed metal  lantern bank with horse cut outs to fill a bare corner. Options include a quarter horse silhouette or a touching scene of a kneeling horse and rider in front of a cross. 

Bring Baker Products into the Living Room

If the equestrian in your life is a fan of 5/A Baker products, consider this  Baker logo afghan to go over their bedspread. The traditional red and cream color plus the vintage font is an exact reprint of Baker’s iconic logo. Or if that’s a bit hard to match to existing decor, try this gift idea for horseback riders: a simple  Baker plaid afghan. Devoid of logos and text, the afghan is the traditional Baker plaid design, made to exactly match their horse’s blankets.

Complement the blanket with an accent pillow. Choose the  “Back of a Horse” design, which features a smiling cat sitting on the back of a chestnut horse against a pine green background. 

Country Decor for Horse Lovers

Take the barn right into the bedroom with these equestrian holiday presents. A subtle  arrow frame with room for three pictures brings some country decor into the room. Available in black or tan, the frame makes a beautiful wall hanging perfect to hold happy memories. An additional corrugated  metal wall hanging reading “Home is Where the Barn is” adds another touch of rustic style without taking away from the cozy feel of a bedroom. The simple country design features a barn and silo with cursive script. 

Still Haven’t Found What You’re Looking For? is sure to have something for everyone. Whether the equestrian you’re shopping for rides English or Western, is just getting into horses or has been riding for decades, we have everything from stable supplies to the latest trends in riding apparel. Equestrian holiday gifts can be something complex, like a saddle, or something as simple as a  gift card.

Shop our collection of gift ideas for horseback riders today. 

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