November 2016 - Gift Guide: Staff Picks
Written by CRM
Tuesday, 01 November 2016 03:13
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SPIRIT & STYLE

Show your pride in USA Equestrian accomplishments with a wide variety of apparel options from Shop USEF. For ladies, the line ranges from cute, casual blouses to warm vests and jackets for winter riding. All have logos or slogans promoting the United States Equestrian Team and some sport discipline-specific inspirations: i.e., “Get Over It – Eventing USA.”

The range of the men’s line is equally wide: from a USA-emblazoned hoodie sweatshirt to short sleeve polos. Socks, caps, belts, totes, a dog blanket and ear bonnets comprise an accessories inventory with something for literally everybody – person, horse or canine.

Finally, there are items with logos from specific events: the Rio Olympics, Pony Finals and the North American Junior Young Riders Championships.

For more information, visit www.shopusef.com

 


SWANKY SADDLE

This company’s saddle nameplates are not your grandmother’s saddle nameplates. Interlocking initials and single letters in various designs and colors allow for distinctive personalization of saddles, bridles and other gear. “They are jewelry for your saddle,” Swanky Saddle’s website asserts. “Conservative enough for hunters and bold enough for jumpers.”

Swanky Saddles also has more traditional saddle and bridle nametags and they are one of many, many customizable and highly giftable items. Monogram vinyl appliqués, jewelry and t-shirts are a few examples.

For more information, visit www.swankysaddles.com.


WHITE CHRISTMAS

Elegance is Canadian brand Noel Asmar’s essence and these three drool-worthy items epitomize that.

The riding jacket features a two-way front zipper (with a zipper garage) and a hidden back gusset with a waterproof skirt that allows for adjustment of the fit while in the saddle.

The Bucket Bag is playful yet sophisticated with a roomy interior big enough for a helmet. Perfect for equestrians on the go.

The Noel Asmar candle is a luxurious soy blend “inspired by global travel and living life’s moments.”

For more information, visit www.noelasmar.com.


Under $50 FINDS

California-based Noble Outfitters helps keep our shopping budget in line with a bevy of under $50 beauties.

The Wine Down Hoof Pick adds a twist to the traditional tool by having an easy access wine opener concealed in its handle. -- $22.95

Over the Calf Peddies come in an endless array of colors and designs and all feature a comfort-oriented padded foot bed and a breathable panel on the top of the foot. -- $11.95

The Pony Print belt is designed by authentic english saddler Claire Painter and crafted of genuine leather playfully embossed with horse shoes. It comes in three vibrant colors, violet, seaport and antique brown. -- $44.95

For more information, visit www.nobleoutfitters.com.

 


HORSE BINGO

Gain some basic horsemanship and breed lingo while playing bingo. Geared for ages 3 and up, the game comes with six player boards, plastic bingo chips and 42 picture cards with an image on the front and horse-related facts on the back. Also available in a dog version, and both are Made in the USA. -- $14.95

For more information, visit www.lucybingogames.com.