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The Ultimate Guide to Gifts for Horse Lovers


No matter who you’re shopping for, we’ve put together the ultimate guide to equestrian gifts for every rider on your list! Whether you’re shopping on a budget, for your trainer or barn staff, or for the young or old, we truly have something for everyone on this guide to gifts for horse lovers. Plus, we’ve even included foolproof equestrian gifts for the non-horsey shopper! 

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  1. Equestrian Gifts for Men
  2. Equestrian Gift Ideas for the Non-Horsey Shopper
  3. Equestrian Gift ideas for Horse Trainers
  4. Equestrian Gift Ideas for Barn Managers
  5. Economical Equestrian Gift Ideas

Gifts for Horse Loving Kids

equestrian gifts for kids

Is your daughter, son, niece, or nephew a horse crazy kid? We’ve put together the ultimate list of equestrian gifts for young riders. Whether your barn kid loves to paint, read, play, or ride, we’ve got something for everyone.

For the Breyer Collector

Many young equestrians have a wall in their bedroom that is filled entirely with Breyer horses and Breyer accessories. Whether your young rider rides English or Western, or doesn't ride at all, a Breyer horse is a thoughtful equestrian gift that they’re sure to love. 

If you know the equestrian you’re shopping for loves to collect Breyer’s classic figurines, add to their collection with  Secretariat. This  Breyer model of the 1973 triple crown champion is pictured mid-stride, displaying his trademark and still unbroken Kentucky Derby speed record of 1: 59 ⅖. Nicknamed “Big Red,” this Breyer model is an excellent gift for horse lovers that will both spark curiosity in your young rider and educate them about the storied history of this famous racehorse. 

If you’re on a budget, but still want to give a Breyer equestrian gift, the  Stablemates Red Stable Playset is an economical option. The small plastic three-stall barn comes with four corral fences, a horse jump, water trough, three racing barrels and two Stablemates horses. 

For the Bookworm

Does your young rider love to read? If your young rider is always found with a book when they’re not in the saddle, consider getting them a good horsey book. The Thelwell Series by Norman Thelwell is an equestrian classic that was first published in 1953. Full of comedic charm and relatable stories, these books are truly a must-have for the young equestrian and bookworm. 

Thelwell’s  Pony Panorama Book is a great equestrian gift. It includes three different tales of pony-related mayhem about a variety of disciplines. One story features Gymkhana, one features Western riding, and the last one features a classic Thelwell cartoon– Penelope and her naughty pony. 

For the Budding Artist

Many young equestrians are really creative and love hands-on arts and crafts. Fuel their creative fire with a gift for horse lovers that offers them a safe outlet for their inner artist. 

What better creative equestrian gift is there than to paint horse ornaments? The  Paint Your Own Ornaments Craft Kit includes a mare and foal, gold hang cords, 4 paint pots, paintbrush, sticker sheet and a stencil. With horse related gifts like this one, you’re not only giving them an object, but an experience as well, for a present that equals twice the fun. 

For the Fashionista

If your young equestrian’s favorite part of competing is to put ribbons in their hair, you might have a young fashionista on your hands. If this sounds like your child, the perfect horse equestrian gift incorporates both fashion and ponies, like the TuffRider Western Boots. 

The  TuffRider Youth Fire Red Floral Western Boots make a statement that your little fashionista will love. Constructed from man-made leather, these boots are lightweight, durable, and water resistant. Thanks to the rubber sole and square toe, your child will be comfortable for all day wear. Plus, the wide square toe offers them some room to grow!

Equestrian Gifts for Kids

Whether your horse crazy kid is a crafting fiend, an outdoor loving farm kid, or a bookworm, we have the perfect equestrian gifts for young riders on 


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Equestrian Gifts for Men

equestrian gifts for men

If your husband, brother, or best friend rides horses, then you know how hard it can be for male equestrians to find the apparel they need to ride comfortable and effectively. Many tack stores cater to the majority of equestrians, who happen to be female. But when it comes to equestrian gifts for men, we have a large variety of apparel and equipment all in one convenient spot on 

Breeches for Around the Barn

Men generally tend to have limited options when it comes to breeches. Breeches that are available are generally more geared towards competition, versus working around the barn on cold winter days. Luckily, our in-house brand, TuffRider, came out with the Men’s Patrol Unifleece Breeches so your man doesn’t have to spend winters at the barn with cold legs!

The  TuffRider Patrol Unifleece Breeches are lined with soft faux fleece for extra insulation to keep him warm all winter long. Made from a spandex blend, these breeches combine the best of both worlds: warm breeches and freedom of movement. The silicone knee patches offer extra grip in the saddle for those winter mornings when the horses are really feeling their oats. Plus, contoured sock bottoms create a seamless fit under riding boots and half chaps. 

Breeches for the Show Ring

At upper levels of equestrian sport, the demographics flip and you start to see more male equestrians in the show ring. If a man in your life loves nothing more than to show horses, a pair of high-quality competition breeches makes the perfect gift for horse lovers. 

The  TuffRider Men’s Sawyer Silicone Breeches are the perfect competition breeches. Made from a comfortable fabric blend of nylon and spandex, which is ideal to keep him comfortable for a long day of riding at a horse show. Contoured sock bottoms fit comfortably underneath tall boots and silicone knee patches add extra grip in the saddle. Available in Safari tan, these breeches were designed to look great in the hunter ring. 

Jeans that Work as Hard as He Does

There’s no doubt about it, equestrians work hard. When you want an equestrian gift that works as hard as he does, look no further than a pair of rugged denim jeans. While an untraditional equestrian gift, jeans are practical, functional, and, most importantly, highly appreciated. 

The  Kimes Ranch Raw James Jeans make a great equestrian gift for men, as the untreated, raw denim will mold to their individual shape over time. The integrated knife pocket is the perfect addition for the outdoorsmen in your life. Made from Ring Spun denim, these jeans have greater tensile/tear strength than most other brands. 

Men’s Riding Boots

If the man you’re shopping for has been riding in the same pair of boots for a bit too long, the holidays are the perfect time to buy him that new pair he so desperately needs. 

For male equestrians, it can be difficult to find a pair of great tall boots for men. That’s what makes the  TuffRider Men’s Belmont Dress Boot such a great equestrian gift. These boots are an elegantly styled dress boot made from supple leather that’s easy to break in and will mold to the rider’s leg for a custom fit and look. The Spanish top and round toe offer a traditional style that many equestrians will appreciate. Last but not least, this gift for horse lovers provides all day comfort thanks to the contoured ankle and memory foam foot bed.  

Equestrian Gifts for Men: Stocking Stuffers

Equestrian stocking stuffers for men can be hard to find, but can be the cherry on top of a great holiday. These small equestrian gifts will fit nicely inside a stocking or will round out a larger present nicely. 

If the equestrian you’re shopping for rides Western, consider getting him a new pair of spur straps, like the  Circle Y Filigree Inlay Spur Straps. These straps feature walnut filigree-tooled leather with eye-catching painted accents. Plus, they're long-lasting and durable thanks to their double ply construction and sturdy stitching. Don’t worry about rust– the stainless steel hardware can hold up to long days on the ranch. Designed to fit most Western men’s boots, these spur straps would make a great add-on equestrian gift to the  TuffRider Grand Canyon Boots!

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As a company with a male CEO who rides horses, we know how hard it is to find the perfect horse gifts for men. We pride ourselves on having a great selection of apparel and footwear for male equestrians that you can’t find anywhere else. 

Find more equestrian gift ideas for men here.

Equestrian Gift Ideas for the Non-Horsey Shopper

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It can be difficult to know what to get an equestrian. Many gifts for horse lovers require knowledge of the sport in order to ensure you get a gift that she’ll actually be able to use. We designed this gift guide to help the non-horsey loved ones of equestrians pick out a gift your horse lover really needs. 

For the Fashionable Equestrian

Whether your equestrian rides English or Western, you can’t go wrong with gifting her a nice belt. Riding belts are normally shown off with a nice tucked-in shirt. Belts can even be the centerpiece of a riding outfit! This is why the  Equine Couture Angela Leather Belt could be the perfect equestrian gift. This belt features quality leather, with a truly beautiful stitched pattern and is made with dark, rich Oakbark leather that is elegantly embroidered in shades of blue and white.

For the Dedicated Competitor

If you’ve ever had to help your loved one memorize something called a dressage test or trail pattern, then the equestrian in your life probably loves to compete. When you’re shopping for equestrian gifts for this type of rider, some show season essentials are always appreciated. 

Now this next present requires one key piece of information– do you know what size breeches they wear? White competition breeches are always getting dirty or just plain worn out. A new pair will absolutely be appreciated. Check out the  Equine Couture Slimming Breeches. These beautiful white breeches have a relaxed fit on the full seat and thigh area for a flattering silhouette. 

If you don’t know what size breeches they wear, that’s okay! A gift card with a thoughtful note is still a great present. 

For the Beloved Horse

Equestrian gifts aren’t limited specifically to the rider– when you’re shopping for an equestrian, by extension you’re also shopping for their horse. 

A saddle pad in your rider’s favorite color is a great equestrian gift idea. But, if your loved one rides English, you need to answer one question before you start shopping: do they jump over fences or do they only ride on the flat? If they ride over fences, you’ll most likely need to get an  all purpose or  jumping saddle pad. But if they ride dressage and do not go over fences, then you’ll need to get her a  dressage pad

If your loved one is a Western rider, you’re in luck!  Western saddle blankets are almost one size fits all, although you may want to measure her current saddle pad to make sure you get the right size. For example, check out the  TuffRider Felt Western Saddle Pad. Made of compressed felt to protect the horse's back from shock and impact from the rider, this pad is designed to provide the best in breathability to keep your horse dry and cool all ride long.

For the Western Cowgirl

Every cowgirl needs a new pair of great boots! The  TuffRider Western Boots are a great equestrian gift for her, as they are economical, high-quality, and fashion-forward. Take a look at the  Signa Floral Western Boots. These boots feature embroidered flowers trailing up the shaft and along the toe against a backdrop of rich brown cow rust earthquake leather.  TuffRider Western Boots are durable and designed to hold up to use both in and out of the saddle. 

For When You’re At Your Wits End… 

When you’re stumped and you don’t know their breeches size, what size their saddle pad is, whether or not they jump, or anything else about their riding habits, there’s one easy solution that will never let you down: a Gift Card. Make sure they get an equestrian gift they love by letting them pick out their own present. Consider pairing this equestrian gift for her with a thoughtful note or a bag of treats for her horse. 

Find more gift ideas for the equestrian in your life here. 

Gift Ideas for Horse Trainers

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How has your horse trainer helped to improve your riding this past year? Getting your horse trainer a holiday present is the perfect way to say thank you for all they’ve done to improve your riding and your relationship with your horse. 

Warm Winter Jacket

A warm winter jacket will keep your trainer comfortable while they teach lessons in the freezing cold, week in and week out. Your trainer will particularly appreciate this present if your barn doesn’t have an indoor arena. 

The  Equine Couture Farmhouse Jacket is a great option. Available in four different colors, you’re sure to find an option that your trainer will love. Made of ripstop fabric, just like the fabric many horse blankets are made out of, this jacket is durable and rugged enough to hold up to the daily wear and tear of barn life. 

Help Them Sit Back & Relax

If your trainer, like most horse trainers, has a hard time sitting back and relaxing and is instead constantly working, a comfortable and portable folding chair may be the best present for them. A high-quality folding chair gives them a place to perch while teaching lessons or coaching at horse shows, when they would otherwise have to stand all day. 

Jacks Imports Folding Chair would make a great equestrian gift for your trainer. The durable, yet lightweight, aluminum frame is convenient to bring to horse shows or to move around the barn as needed. The comfortable and minimalistic polyester fabric seat and back are comfortable and rugged. But the best part of this equestrian gift is the fact that custom monogramming options are available! 

Fashionable Winter Scarf

Horse trainers don’t often get to dress up and go somewhere! If your trainer loves all things fashion, but doesn’t get to wear her favorite stylish outfits, get her a winter scarf that will keep her warm at the barn and look good doing it. 

The  5/A Baker Scarf is one of many excellent equestrian gifts from this iconic brand. Made of double weave 100 percent cotton, this scarf features the classic Baker plaid pattern, complete with the red Baker logo and a soft fringe bottom. Your trainer could pair this scarf with the Equine Couture Farmhouse Jacket for a fashionable, but practical, outfit!

Find more gift ideas for your trainer here. 

Gift Ideas for Barn Managers

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Barn managers could have the United States Post Office beat when it comes to working through rain, snow, and sleet. No matter the weather, our barn managers make sure our horses are fed, comfortable, and safe. There’s no better way to show your appreciation for hard-working barn staff than to treat them to an equestrian gift. 

Memorialize their Favorite Horse

This equestrian gift idea is especially thoughtful if your barn manager recently lost a horse. A photo collage or display of their favorite horse could become a treasured wall decoration for years to come. What better way to capture their favorite memories than by putting them on display!

This  Three Frame Chalkboard/Ribbon Hanger would look wonderful hanging outside their horse’s stall or even on their living room wall. Fill the frames with photographs from the most recent show season and write a thoughtful note on the chalkboard before wrapping. 

Give the Gift of An Equestrian Bracelet

If you’re going to give your barn manager a bracelet or other piece of jewelry, first make sure it’s extremely hard and able to hold up to barn life. Being a barn manager is not just a job, it’s a 24/7 demanding lifestyle. If your barn staff is going to wear jewelry, it better be hardy enough to hold up to the farm lifestyle!

This  Snaffle Bit Bracelet from AWST International is a great option if you’d like to give your head of barn something that is beautiful and feminine, as well as durable. Made from genuine leather, this bracelet isn’t a delicate silver chain that will snap when pulled on. Instead, the leather and metal rivets provide a sturdy base for the beautiful gold tone snaffle bit accent. 

Horse Head Wine Tumbler For Post-Work Relaxation

Being a barn manager is no walk in the park. After a long day mucking stalls, riding horses, and doing general barn maintenance, your barn manager probably loves nothing more than to put their feet up and have a glass of wine while they watch their favorite Netflix show. 

This  Stainless Steel Wine Tumbler is decorated with an elegant horse head against a gold backdrop. The secure lid even makes it safe to drink red wine while lounging on the couch. Thanks to its double wall vacuum insulation, this tumbler keeps your beverage the perfect temperature no matter what you are drinking. Combine the tumbler with a bottle of their favorite wine for an equestrian gift that keeps on giving. 

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Economical Equestrian Gift Ideas

economical equestrian gifts

It’s no secret– horses are expensive. Gifts for horse lovers should be more about the thought than about the price tag. We’ve put together our top three favorite economical equestrian gifts that are under $20 each. They make great stocking stuffers or they can be the star of the show. Either way, these gifts are a great way to show how much you care without breaking the bank. 

This  Blue Toile Cosmetics Bag by AWST International is the perfect gift for horse lovers who love to get dressed up. The elegant horse-themed toile pattern is classy and unique. Inside the bag, you’ll find that it is fully lined with a zippered top and gusseted bottom. 

For a small “I was thinking of you” present, check out this  Rearing Horse Keychain. Available in four different colors, this keychain is made of durable aluminum and measures two and a half inches in length. Wrap it up for an excellent stocking stuffer that will make sure the equestrian in your life never loses their keys!

A  Satin Scarf is a great stand alone present, as these silky pieces of cloth can be worn many different ways to compliment an outfit. But did you know that these scarves also make excellent wrapping paper for other small presents? Just wrap up your equestrian gift in the scarf to give a present that’s beautiful and useful. 

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