Can’t find the perfect gifts for a horse rider in your family? Not sure what to get your riding instructor or stable friends for Christmas this year? We found great gifts under $50, for all equestrians. So rest easy, your tireless search for horse gifts ends here.
Horse Riding Gloves: Riding gloves vary depending upon which season they’re meant to be used in, but they all make a great gift for the following reasons: 1) They provide necessary protection for the rider’s hands against leather reigns 2)They provide a better grip for the rider 3) They provide warmth in the colder months 4) They wear out and need replacing 5) Children grow out of them as they get bigger 6) Riding gloves are at a great price point (around $25). You don’t look cheap giving them as a gift, and the rider will think of you every time they put them on. A good mid-weight pair of riding gloves will last a while and a heavier pair like these Winter Riding Gloves will allow for riding in the coldest of climates. By the way, the links on this page are meant for illustration purposes, to give you a sense of pricing, and to bring you straight to Amazon’s unbiased reviews. Having said that, if someone actually makes a purchase, we should get paid something as an affiliate (unfortunately not even enough for a cup of coffee) so click away. To be fair, I guess there isn’t too much to spread around on a $6 pair of socks (see below)! Moving on…
Half Chaps: When a rider isn’t wearing a tall boot, these are perfect and necessary. The half chap offers protection and stops the rider from sliding around in their slippery riding tights. Half chaps come in different materials with leather and suede being the most expensive. A stylish pair of suede half chaps cost around $40, making them an ideal gift. They also have Children size Velcro Half Chaps. They’re made of suede cowhide and easy for children to take on and off.
Equestrian Rider Socks: Here’s where we really add value. It may only be a $6 item, but it seems women and girls are very picky when it comes to their riding and boot socks. The range of reviews/opinions is so diverse, for so many different pairs of horse riding socks, it’s a bit overwhelming. But we at FillyGirl endured the long search and came up with these: Realtree Girl Women’s Ultra-Dry Boot Socks. They cost $5.49 and are lightweight, have a half cushion foot, arch support for added fit, superior moisture control and a reinforced heel and toe.
Women’s Equestrian Vest: Everyone needs to keep warm and wants to look stylish at the same time. It’s hard to go wrong with an Equine Couture Vest for a gift because they’re easier to size than jackets. Plus, you can layer up with riding vests. For under $50 you can be a hero to your favorite horse lover the next time the temperature drops!
Riding Breeches: Well, unless you’re buying a gift for “Lady Godiva” your horse rider is going to need pants! These Girl’s Low Rise Pull-On Breeches are stylish, have hook and loop ankle closures, Ultra Grip knee patches, and are machine washable. We didn’t forget the gentlemen horse riders, it’s just that most men’s breeches are well over $50. However, for all the Female Filly Fans out there, we did hunt down this pair of Men’s Cotton Breeches ($53 with free shipping!) for that special horseman in your life. We say special because we assume you’re not buying pants for your riding instructor! Although, if you are, you might want to consider these- Mens All-Pro Dev-Tek Breech. They appear to be a bit thinner and stretchier, wink! wink!
Equestrian Show Shirt: A young rider has to look her best when showing and competing. Nothing like a crisp white Girl’s Long Sleeve Show Shirt to impress the judges and help your angel win her next ribbon.
Horse Back Riding Helmet: Safety first! With mesh covered vents, removable washable headliner, Flip-FoldTM headliner, and an extended Soft-TipTM visor, this is a good all-around Horseback Riding Helmet. It’s $45 and let’s be honest, strip away the velvet riding hat cover (“the silk”) on some of the more expensive helmets and you’re left with the same materials and safety features as this one.
Starter Equine Grooming Kit: Caring for the horse is what it’s all about. Any youngster would be proud to tote around this grooming kit. We chose one that’s not “hot pink” so your child won’t grow out of it, and great for boys too. In fact, with leather detailing, this Leather Grooming Kit is really for any horse lover- young or old. It’s $36 with free shipping and comes with 7 pieces, plus a padded carry bag.
Leather Grooming Horse Halter: Make grooming time that much easier with a snap out/detachable throat lash. Featuring rust-proof solid brass hardware, this Leather Grooming Horse Halter simply looks classy (and more expensive than it’s actual $42.95 price).