Bridleway’s 2019 Christmas Gift Guide

Treats for Teens

If you’re seeking inspiration for gift ideas that your pony mad teenager will love, we’ve got a few items that are sure to be a hit!

With two gorgeous colours to choose from, the Children’s Keswick Gilet, available in sizes XXS – XL, is a year-round wardrobe essential. Its warm fleece fabric is perfect for layering and adding extra warmth to any riding or casual outfit. (Don’t worry, if you fancy one for yourself, the Keswick is also available in Ladies and Gents sizes too!)

Like the Keswick Gilet, the Maple Winter Riding Tights are perfect for extra warmth when riding in winter. Your teen will love them because they’re ultra-comfortable, thanks to the flatlock seams and soft fleece lining, and feature a grippy full silicone seat! You’ll love them because black fabric shows stains far less than beige jods…

For bonus parent points, treat your teen to a stylish matchy-matchy outfit. Pick and mix a base layer and coordinating hat cover, like the Mint Luna Long Sleeve Base Layer and Bertie Hat Cover, to create a desirable matchy look. Why not add some socks to complete the coordinated look?

Presents for Pampered Ponies

Does your horse deserve something special this Christmas? Here are some fabulous suggestions:

A luxurious leather headcollar is a classy and attractive gift that’s also perfect for travelling. Available in Black or Havana, these headcollars are adjustable and padded at the nose and poll to keep your horse comfortable. For an extra special touch, choose a headcollar with an engravable nameplate.

While it may not sound the most glamourous of Christmas gifts, the Multi-Purpose Girth, with its two interchangeable linings, is super practical and will be appreciated by your horse. The neoprene lining is non-slip and shock absorbing, and the soft synthetic sheepskin lining improves airflow, reducing the risk of chafing.

Finally, could the perfect gift for the perfect horse be a bridle customised with them in mind? To build your bridle, start with our signature Lavello Bridle Crown, then choose one of our six styles of noseband, a browband and your preferred size of reins. Then all that’s left to decide is which of the two colours of this gorgeous Italian leather will suit your horse best.

Colourful Christmas Choices

Do you have an equestrian pal who adores bright, multi-coloured Christmas decorations? Then these presents might be right up their street…

A Bridleway bestseller, our over-reach boots come in nine fantastic colours that brighten up any hoof. Perfect for matchy-matchy enthusiasts, or horses with a tendency to remove them when turned out – the bright colours make them easier to spot amongst the mud/grass!

New for 2019, these lunge lines make a fantastic stocking filler. Padded for comfort, they feature a practical hand loop and an easy to attach swivel trigger clip. Choose from three bright colour combinations – Navy/Yellow, Blue/Red, or Pink/Grey. They’re so pretty, we’re tempted to replace our tinsel with them this year…

With fun designs and three colours to choose from, these comfy headcollars will certainly add a splash of colour in winter. They’re also fully adjustable, with fleece padding at the nose and poll. Comfy and colourful, what more do you need?

Stocking Fillers

Looking for handy little gifts that make a perfect stocking filler? We’d recommend:

Something different…

If you’re looking for something that’s a bit more personal, making your own gifts can be a great way of showing you care. Why not bake some goodies for your pals and their ponies – if you need some inspiration here’s our tried and tested recipe for horse treats, with a festive cinnamon twist!

Recipe for homemade horse treats

1 cup grated carrot

1 cup flour

1 cup apple purée (unsweetened)

1 cup oats

1 tsp ground cinnamon (optional)

Add all your ingredients into a mixing bowl and combine with a wooden spoon until you’ve formed a thick paste.

Spoon your mix onto a lined baking tray in dessert spoon sized balls. For a more festive treat, we used cookie cutters to shape our mix – but be aware that they’ll spread as they bake.

Pop into a pre-heated oven at 180°C and bake for 20 minutes, or until golden.

Once they’re out of the oven, place them on a rack to cool down. Wrap them up in some tissue paper, or pop in a mason jar with a festive gift tag to gift to a friend. Or, feed straight to your pony for a tasty treat this Christmas!

 

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