In Breeches Holiday Gift Guide 2020




To match my last post, here is the second half of my Breeches and Sweats Holiday Gift Guide! Today’s guide is my “In Breeches” version! Everything on this list is carefully chosen based on the products I know and love or the new items I’ve been dying to try for myself and JT. Also, since it was super requested, I have included some awesome, personalized gift ideas for your trainer this holiday season. Happy shopping and happy holidays!

FOR THE EQUESTRIAN

This is my ultimate, personal Christmas Wish List. A lot of the items are things I use on an everyday basis and, quite frankly, can’t live without (Lululemon shirts, Unbelts, etc). The others are gifts I’m really hoping for – Hello, Samshield Shadowmatt! You can’t go wrong gifting an equestrian with anything on this list- and you might even find a couple to add to your own wish list!

IN THE SCHOOLING RING:

  1. THE LUNA LONGSLEEVE ¼ ZIP – $55.00

  2. KASTEL DENMARK NAVY W/ RED AND WHITE – $76

  3. SWIFTLY TECH SHORT SLEEVE – $68

  4. SWIFTLY TECH LONG SLEEVE – $78

  5. AZTEC DIAMOND BASE LAYER

  6. TAILORED SPORTSMAN ICE FILL LONG SLEEVE – $69

  7. SUNSHIELD LONG SLEEVE – $59.95

  8. THE BETTE PLAID PULLOVER – $58.00

  9. THE GRAYSON THREAD SWEATSHIRTS – $12.00-20.00

  10. HADLEY BREECHES – $119.00




IN THE SHOW RING:

COAT

  1. RJ CLASSIC VICTORY ORANGE LABEL SHOW COAT – $569

BREECHES

  1. EQUILINE BREECHES – $379

  2. RJ CLASSIC GULF BREECH – $165

SHIRTS

  1. THE SOLID CITIZEN THE HALEY – $65

  2. RJ CLASSICS THE REBECCA – $94

OUTERWEAR/ACCESSORIES:

  1. THE RODEO RIDING GLOVES – $40.00

  2. PERSONALIZED SHOW BAT – $65 (USE CODE WEOLIVIAG10)

  3. UNBELTS – $41.00

  4. DREAMERS & SCHEMERS SOCKS – $15.99

  5. SAMSHIELD SHADOWMATT HELMET – $499

FOR THE HORSE

It has taken a lot of trial and error to figure out what tack, blankets and even treats I like for my horse. Below are my tried-and-true, go-to products for JT and a couple of fun things I’m hoping to find under the tree for my favorite boy!

TACK:

  1. SMARTPAK LITE WHITE AP SADDLE PAD – $19.95

  2. RAMBO FLEECE COMPETITION SHEET – $99.95

  3. EFFAX LEATHER CARE KIT – $47.95

  4. OPEN FRONT MULTITEQ BOOTS – $90.00 (ON SALE NOW)

  5. T-SPORT WRAP – $94

  6. EQUIFIT BELL BOOTS – $45

  7. SUPRACOR HALF PAD – $205.99

TREATS/TOYS FOR THE PONS:

  1. LIKIT STARTER KIT – $29.99

  2. UNCLE JIMMY’S HANGIN’ BALL – $21.99

  3. UNCLE JUMMY’S SQUEEZY BUNS – $6.99+

  4. DAY BREAK MUFFINS – $13.99

  5. SCHOONER LANE TREATS – $2+

  6. GERMAN MINTY MUFFINS – $10.99

MY OTHER FAVORITE PRODUCTS:

  1. EQUICARE FLYSECT SUPER-7 REPELLENT SPRAY – $17.99

  2. 3 HOLIDAY JARS – $49.00

  3. TOUGH-1 SANTA HAT/HELMET COVER – $7.99

  4. PERSONALIZED HORSE GROOMING BRUSHES – $70 (USE CODE WEOLIVIAG10)

  5. NOBLE EQUESTRIAN RINGRIDE PACK – $100










If you read my “In Sweats” Holiday Gift Guide you know I love gathering a bunch of items and creating a personalized basket. Below are my ideas for “Horse Gift Baskets” that you can customize for your friends and barn mates. Determine your budget amount, choose 3-5 items, add some cute packaging, and you have a really special, easy gift! I gave my sister a grooming tote gift basket two years ago (I think at that time I ended up spending $45 dollars) and it was super fun to gift to give. I’ve also added unique packaging ideas which can actually be part of the gift itself!

BATHING SUPPLIES BUCKET:

  1. FORTIFLEX PAILS – $4.95

  2. VETROLIN BATH – $8.98

  3. COWBOY MAGIC ROSEWATER SHAMPOO – $9

  4. VETROLIN WHITE ‘N BRITE – $15.57

  5. COWBOY MAGIC GREEN SPOT REMOVER – $10.78

  6. MANE ‘N TAIL CONDITIONER – $7.17

  7. SWEAT SCRAPER – $3

THE ULTIMATE GROOMING TOTE:

  1. KENSINGTON GROOMING TOTE – $19.90

  2. PLASTIC GROOMING TOTE – $14

  3. RUBBER GROOMING MITTS – $8.95

  4. HANDSON GROOMING GLOVES – $24.99

  5. SMARTPAK NATURAL BRISTLE SOFT BRUSH – $16

  6. MINI BEASTIE BRUSH – $8

  7. SMALL DANDY STIFF BRUSH – $5

  8. HOOF PICK W/ GRIP – $2

  9. HOOFLEX CONDITIONER – $15

  10. CARR & DAY & MARTIN CANTER MANE & TAIL CONDITIONER – $24.99

  11. COWBOY MAGIC DETANGLER + SHINE – $10.50+

FIRST AID SURVIVAL KIT:

  1. SORE NO-MORE CLASSIC HERBAL GELOTION LINIMENT – $16.99+

  2. ABSORBINE MAGIC CUSHION – $25.99

  3. 3M VETRAP BANDAGING TAPE – $1.99

  4. SILVER HONEY RAPID WOND REPAIR OINTMENT OR SPRAY GEL – $19.95

  5. ALUSHEILD AEROSOL BANDAGE – $17.95

  6. TOTE – $10.49

IN THE TRAINERS HANDS:

Keeping with the basket theme, you can adapt your basket to any theme or interest your trainer might have for a fun and thoughtful way to give back to the people that give you and your horse so much throughout the year! Choose from a theme below or use them as a jumping-off point to fuel your creativity.

MOVIE NIGHT

  1. BLANKET – $15

  2. DUNKIN GIFT CARD OR STARBUCKS GIFT CARD

  3. A PIZZA OR DINNER GIFT CARD

  4. POPCORN

  5. 6 MONTH NETFLIX/HULU SUBSCRIPTION

  6. THEIR FAVORITE CANDY

SELF-CARE NIGHT

  1. PIZZA OR DINNER GIFT CARD

  2. FACE MASK (I LIKE THIS TULA ONE OR THIS GLOSSIER ONE)

  3. SLIPPERS – $20

  4. BATH BOMB – $6+

  5. BODY SCRUB – $6

  6. NAIL POLISH – $8 OR A GIFT CARD TO THEIR FAVORITE NAIL SALON

COVID SURVIVAL

  1. HAND SANITIZER – $9 FOR A FOUR PACK

  2. FACE MASK (THESE ARE MY FAVORITE MASKS BUT I WANT TO TRY THESE MASKS)

  3. HAND SOAP – $7+

  4. CANDLE – $14+

  5. NO CONTACT THERMOMETER – $29

  6. FIRE TABLET – $50

  7. GROCERY DELIVERY GIFT CARD

COFFEE BASKET

  1. KEURIG MINI – $60

  2. KEURIG CUPS OR COFFEE BAG

  3. TEA BAGS

  4. FAVORITE PUMP OR SWEETNER

  5. COFFEE MUG OR TRAVEL MUG

IN THE RIDER’S MINDS:

After compiling my own list I thought it might be nice to get some input from my fellow riders to see what their must-have products are. Check out what other equestrians around the world are hoping to find under their trees this year, and why.

“The Dover contour baby pad! I won this saddle pad at IEA regionals last year and I am absolutely in love with it. It is a great, cheaper alternative to Ogilvy pads. They never slip and look amazing on the horse!” – EM

“I loveeee my Ellany Equestrian belts. They’re so stretchy and they have so many colors/patterns. I also got my initials monogrammed on my belt so it adds a nice personal touch. They have really good prices and the woman who runs it is super super sweet! They make great gifts and it’s a great small business to support. I’ve never had an issue with their shipping or payments or anything so it makes it a really easy process!!” – KH

“I would definitely recommend the VETSET Cocoa Butter. It does wonders for healing cuts and abrasions and also works amazing for spur rubs. This is something that is always in my tack trunk and travels basically everywhere.” – AM

“I put a new helmet (Samshield Miss Shield) on my list! I think it is important to have a helmet that fits well and looks stylish in the show ring.” – LG

“One would be a Bemer Blanket and Boots. They really help the horses joints and muscles when on a heavy show schedule or when they are rehabbing. It has also helped my jumper with her back and she over jumps, so the blanket has helped keep her back from being sore, and the boots have helped the impact that her legs get. It is expensive but it is something I use daily. One more that I have would be the oglivy saddle pads for the jumper ring or just everyday use as they stay in place, are easy to clean, and look very neat for the show ring.” – MB

If I could pick one thing I think every rider needs for their horse is a good hoof conditioner/moisturizer! Finn has struggled with really dry hooves that tend to crack and split a lot in all types of weather. I just finished my bottle of Farnam’s Horseshoers Secret Hoof Conditioner and it’s helped so much! I definitely need more and it’s one of my favorite products on our Christmas list :)” – SH

Snaks 5th Avenchew! They are soo cute and all of my ponies/horses love them!! They are amazing and so adorable and I love seeing how happy my ponies are after eating them!!” – BR

“I think that something everyone should have would be the Wellesley Equestrian wooden grooming tote. it’s so durable and barely gets scratched during everyday use. it looks really nice as well and fits all of my things. For Christmas, I am asking for Equiline Show Pants. I love the way that they look and I love Equiline products in general. i really hope I get a pair! Another must have for everyone is some Tailored Sportsman pants! they look so classic and the material is durable and comfortable. you can also wear them for either showing or schooling!” – IC

I absolutely LOVE Thinline half pads, they are extremely flattering and comfy for my horse and I’ve noticed such a change in her jump ever since I got one. It’s definitely something I recommend to all equestrians no matter what discipline.” – IE