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Christmas Gifts For Every Rider

Here at Bridleway, we already have reindeer galloping through our dreams, jingle bells in our heads and we may have munched on a mince pie or two (it’s not too early, is it?) as we count down the days until Christmas.

With the festive season is on its way, there’s nothing we like better than helping others find that perfect gift for horse-loving friends and family, so here is our ultimate Christmas gift guide:

The all-weather rider

For all-weather riders, we have the perfect Christmas gifts for staying safe, dry and warm on darker nights.

Our yellow exercise sheet with tail flap is lightweight, bright and designed to ensure the rider is seen no matter what the weather – perfect for misty, morning rides. To keep ears cosy in the yard, our fleece ear warmer headband is warm, stylish and comfortable, there’s a matching neck warmer too.

 The fashion conscious rider

Buying the perfect gift for the fashion conscious rider can be tricky, but here are our top presents for your most on-trend friends. The Lavello bridlework range offers high quality-workmanship in long lasting Italian leather. Bridles feature ergonomic, pressure relief headpieces, padded for comfort and come complete with non-stretch rubber grip reins.

For everyday style, the jean-look Marlborough ladies breeches from our latest collection are made from a lightweight fabric and feature contrast stitching, a rear pocket design and our Bridleway logo. Available in white, navy and grey, these are a must for all on-trend riders.

 Treat someone special

For that special someone that deserves a Christmas treat with added luxury, why not spoil them (and their horse) with the luxurious Lambskin half lined saddlecloth. Designed to increase comfort and style for the rider, this saddlecloth is crafted from super soft Australian Merino lambskin.

If you’re looking to treat someone to a cosy, new winter rug, the heavy weight Vancouver combo has an ultra-modern sporty design and is perfect for extreme weather conditions. It features a 1200d ripstop outer and 350g fill to ensure a warm and dry horse no matter what the conditions.

 Stocking fillers

For a low-cost stocking filler, our dotty socks are one of our favourite new products. The fun, colourful design is on-trend and they are the perfect present to keep toes toasty and warm this winter.

Another option is our eye catching, best-selling quick fit over reach boots. These boots are designed to protect the horse’s heel bulb against knocks, and are available in a whole variety of bright colours including: black, pink, purple, white, brown, blue, orange and green.

 

 

Canter on in style this summer

Summer is here and now is the time to embrace this season’s latest trends. From bright colours to bold patterns and layering, check out our top tips for staying on-trend during the long hot days ahead.

Revamp your equestrian wardrobe with colourful accessories – bright colours are a key trend for summer 2015 and this easily translates into equestrian clothing and kit. One of the simplest ways to bring your wardrobe right up-to-date is with vibrant summer accessories for both rider and horse. Wearing a bright colour from head-to-toe may seem a little daunting, but a bright ‘pop’ of colour from a patterned sock can be an easy way to embrace the trend, or if you’re feeling a little braver, why not break away from beige and make a statement with coloured jodhpurs?

You could even try subtly colour-coordinating your horse’s kit. Brightly coloured saddlecloths can instantly update your horse’s everyday wear, while adding a matching crochet fly bonnet is both practical and super smart. Check out our coordinating saddlecloths and bonnets which come in eye-catching combinations of black and pink, navy and bright blue, purple and green.

Layer up in style for unpredictable conditions – layering is set to be a big trend if London Fashion Week is anything to go by and this is also a really practical style for horse riders to embrace. A gilet is the perfect go-to item when it comes to layering, no matter what time of year and whatever the weather. Throw on a gilet over a t-shirt for summer mornings at the stables or layer with a sweater or fleece for chiller summer evenings.

Invest in the classics – when it comes to certain parts of your kit, it’s important to choose classic designs which are proven to stand the test of time. Leather is an equestrian staple that is always in fashion and there’s no leather like Italian leather, known for its high quality and long-lasting suppleness.

Here at Bridleway, we have launched a brand new collection of Italian leather ‘Lavello Leatherwork’. There are four styles of bridle available, as well as a running martingale and a breastplate. All bridles feature ergonomic, all-in-one padded headpieces for pressure relief and come complete with flexible, non-stretch rubber grip reins.