The Perfect Gifts DO Exist For Equestrians, and We Found Them!
In need of that gift for the horse lover in your life? Not to worry — we're here to help.
Many of our favorites have great deals going on exclusively for The Equestrian Journal subscribers, and all of them can be purchased from the comfort of your own home.
On your way to the barn and realize you forgot a gift for your trainer or one of the working students? No problem! Just hit click and print for a majority of the items on our list. How easy is that? No shipping delays!
Ahead, you can find our favorite gifts of 2021, so you can get shopping. The selection is a mix of products and newly released online courses that we have our own eyes on right now. A few will not be open until December but we do not want you to miss out so mark them on your calendar now!
Keep reading to see what we are loving this holiday season.
1- Equestrian Wellness
Just released, we are also coveting the Essential Circuit Bag packed with all of your barn essentials in one adorable and "barn proof" bag, but we would use it for a night out on the town too! For a limited time only, use coupon code EQWELL10 to get 10% off anything in their online store. Just click here!
2 - Kingsley Footwear from The Distinguished Rider
By now you must have heard about Kingsley riding boots?! They are seriously a dream boot! These boots are not only made with the best leather, they are also so high tech you can actually ride AND walk in them without any of the discomfort usually caused by a riding boot. PLUS, they are made to order and fully customizable with gorgeous leathers, textiles, and prints. The Distinguished Rider helps you bring your Kingsley dream boot to fruition. After purchase, use the code REDMARE21 when you set up your fitting and they will throw in a free pair of Amsterdam paddock boots with any purchase of a full-priced tall boot (excluding the Aspen). Get yours here!
3 - Team Tate Academy
TeamTateAcademy.com is the premier online platform for world-class dressage training and more right at your fingertips. The brainchild of U.S. Dressage Federation (USDF) Bronze, Silver, and Gold medalist, JJ Tate, the Academy makes Classical dressage training accessible to everyone with this state-of-the-art, USDF accredited online program. Choose from 2 membership packages designed to put knowledge and inspiration in ANY rider's hands at ANY level and ANY budget. We recommend the Apprentice level! Enrollment is only open Nov. 26 - Dec. 11, so buy now and gift later! Click here!
4 - Horse As A Second Language
Have you ever wondered if there is a better way to communicate with your horse? In this amazing DIY program, horse trainer Doug Walsh helps equestrians discover the ability to hear what their horse is telling them and to learn to work together in a beautiful partnership. As one of Doug's clients said, "I really ENJOY working with my horse more because everything is easier!" Get a gift membership here. Enrollment is open Dec. 6-13.
5 - Inspired by Dogs
Since most horse lovers seem to love dogs, we knew we HAD to include Inspired by Dogs! This brand new online course puts the FUN back in dog training! This DIY Dog Training Course is taught by "Dog Trainer to the Stars" Dina Zaphiris. She takes dog owners through basic foundation skills all the way to advanced coaching sessions. You can sign up here from Dec. 15 - 22nd.
6 - The Equestrian Journal
Our journals are the most effective way to achieve YOUR riding goals! Our framework helps put pen to paper and make the magic happen for any horse and rider team, including amateurs, professionals AND juniors, no matter the discipline! We want to make not only the next 3 months your best, but the next YEAR your best yet! Get FREE SHIPPING with coupon HOLIDAYGIFT now until Christmas Day here. Just enter the code at checkout with any purchase. Makes a GREAT GIFT for your riding bestie, your horse's trainer or yourself (your horse will thank you too)!
7 - Horse Hair Creations
Have you ever wanted to get a gift, or a keepsake, as a reminder of a special equine friend? Or perhaps just a unique piece of jewelry for the horse crazy person in your life? Horse Hair Creations by Celia creates gorgeous, one-of-a kind horse hair jewelry from either your provided horse hair or from her stock. If you mention The Equestrian Journal, you will get $10 off your order! Click here to start your custom order.
8 - EquiLearn Institute
It is like a massage membership for your horse, but even better! EquiLearn Institute has THE premier hands-on bodywork program highly recommended by veterinarians and taught by THE BEST in the industry. If you know a person who wants to be more involved with their horse's bodywork routine, their EQ75 course is perfect. Or, if you know someone who is looking for a second career in equine massage, EQ100 is the starting point for their Equine Bodyworker Certification series. We also love their online equine anatomy course, EQ50, geared toward the horse owner or trainer who wants to cultivate a deeper understanding of their horse as a whole, and help him be the best he can be. Gift certificates for tuition are available, and the Equine Bodywork textbook is on sale until the end of 2021 with free shipping. You can purchase both here!
9 - Jillian Kreinbring's Course 1: Functional Academy
A fun, online course packed full of demonstrations and lessons giving riders a view of their horse from the inside to the outside! The instructor, Jillian Kreinbring, has a unique, engaging way of teaching how and why the horse functions. It gives you a framework to be more creative with your training tools and have the confidence to experiment in the different ways to give your horse a happier and healthier life. A MUST for any rider! You can purchase a gift membership here from Dec. 13-19. Use the coupon code HOLIDAY10 for 10% off Course 1!
10 - Twisted Saddle Soap
One of our Certified Partners, Meredith Duggar, founded the Slow Twist brand and this wonderful all-natural tack soap. Great for use on your tack, your boots, your car, or even your hands. Cleans incredibly well without being abrasive. You should definitely check out what she can do with your old saddle pads and show mementos too - turning them into tote bags, purses, laptop bags, coin purses and even phone cases. We love it all! With any purchase of Slow Twist Saddle Soap, you get free shipping when you mention The Equestrian Journal. Buy yours now!
11 - Empty Tank Syndrome: Why Resilience Is Not Enough
Do you know anyone who shows up at the barn exhausted, almost too tired to ride? Performance Sports Psychologist Dr. Jenny Susser works with so many equestrians who want to feel better, perform better, and connect to their horse better. Dr. Jenny uses humor, analogies and journaling to teach riders how to reduce stress and alleviate struggle...and bring back the fun of being in the saddle! Enrollment for her current course Empty Tank Syndrome: Why Resilience Is Not Enough opens in January.
12 - Dressage Principles Illuminated - Expanded Edition
This beautifully written, binge-worthy book is the ultimate gift for the dressage person in your life! Worthy of any horse lover's coffee table, this book is often referred to as "the Dressage Bible," and is newly updated with expanded pictures and more text. Written by the master himself, Charles de Kunffy, this book upholds the classical training tradition with uncompromising devotion to the well-being of the horse and is as informative as it is enjoyable to read. It is being offered to our customers with an exclusive 7% discount. You can purchase the book here and enter coupon 7greatCUSTOMER at checkout.
The Equestrian Journal Team
What was the best horse holiday gift you’ve ever given or received? Let us know below!
Thank you for these wonderful ideas and suggestions. Looking into gifting myself with a few for sure!!
Great ideas! Thank you 😉