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Mother’s Day Treats for a Horsey Mum

17 Feb

Mother’s Day is fast approaching and its time to be thankful for all those horsey mums out there! Whether your mum is always on hand to help you go out competing, watches your weekly lessons through gale force wind and freezing rain or gets up extra early to muck out your pony whilst you get ready for school, this Mother’s Day be sure to treat her and say thanks for all the hard work and dedication it takes to keep these ponies going (and paid for!).  Whatever type of horsey mum you have, here are a few ideas to show how grateful you are with a special gift this Mothering Sunday.

For the Dressage Diva, who perhaps competes and trains herself, our LeMieux Dressage Square Gift Sets make a luxury Mother’s Day gift for an equestrian mum. Choose from a range of colours including this beautiful Benetton Blue.

bennetton blue set

If you want your mum to put her feet up this Mother’s Day, why not treat her to the Beautiful Horses book. Beautiful Horses showcases the elegance, strength, beauty and variety of breeds from the gentle giant Shire to The Arabian. Filled full of stunning photography and breed features.  You could even team this book with one of our horse mugs and make your mum a lovely cup of tea with her favourite biscuits on Mother’s Day morning.  That way she might even enjoy a sleepy Sunday!

If you are planning to take your mum out for dinner on Mother’s Day why not opt for a piece of equestrian themed jewellery she could wear. If your mum loves exploring the countryside, the Happy Hack pendant is a firm favourite.  Alternatively the Horse Lovers brooch looks wonderful on a jacket or jumper and any of the horse shoe earrings are delightful for every day wear.

As we head towards the end of another winter every equestrian is starting to feel in need of a spot of pampering. Any of the products from the Naked Horse bath and body range are a lovely way to treat your mum. We have even put together the Horse Lovers Pampering Set which will make mum feel extra special.

Finally if you are looking for something a little different for the horsey mum who has everything, these great equestrian themed Backdoorshoes are perfect for slipping on and off when going to and from the yard. Ideal to wear when popping in and out the equestrian home too!

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We hope you’ll find the perfect gift for your horsey mum from our suggestions above or check out our wider range for further inspiration. Simply team your present with a thoughtful Mother’s Day card and just remember to get up extra early to give your mum a day off from all the mucking out!

 

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Horse Gifts for Boys

11 Feb

Every year we work hard to develop our ranges and expand collections to ensure we have what our customers are looking for. For the first time over the festive period we found that we were getting requests for boys equestrian gifts and accessories.  This is something we have wanted to do for a while but struggled to put together a full collection.  However, with demand rising, we are thrilled to now launch our Boys Horse Gifts range!

This collection aims to provide boys equestrian accessories, pony themed clothing as well as horse toys and pocket money treats! Here are a few of our favourite items we hope you and your sons, nephews, grandsons etc will like.

This Bang on the Door Riding Hat Silk is great for boys enjoying their weekly riding lessons. Fits over any size skull cap so great for all ages.

boys cool dude hat cover

Boys can keep warm during the winter months or layer up when riding on a cool summer’s evening with this cool Rocky Electric Blue Children’s Hoodie. Ideal for the yard but also looks great with jeans too. Matching T shirt also available for when the weather warms up!

rocky hoodie

For boys that love horses but don’t necessarily ride our toy collection of horse gifts mean they can play ponies endlessly in the comfort of their own home. We’d recommend the Melissa and Doug Horse Carrier Set . It’s a great size to play with at home or take away on holiday/ around to a friends.

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For some bedtime reading, the Victoria Eveleigh’s set of horse books are fantastic. Why not opt for Joe and the Race to Rescue or Joe and the Hidden Horseshoe to give your son a horse book that will keep him interested.

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Of course our collections wouldn’t be the same without all the little extras needed to complete the perfect horse gift! Don’t worry we haven’t forgotten these for the boys so you’ll still find some lovely pocket money treats or finishing touches for your boys horse gift.   Why not add an Alex Clark Art Horse Bookmark to your horse book gift or the horsey bouncing ball to your present to cause a bit of havoc in any household!

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We hope you like our initial boys horse gifts collection! If you spot any further products you think would be a great addition please do get in touch – we are always open to new suggestions! Happy shopping and of course happy riding x

Valentines Gifts For Horse Lovers

23 Jan

If you are feeling anything like me at the moment then Winter with horses is starting to feel like a struggle and you are wishing the Spring sunshine would arrive. We all need something to look forward to and with Valentine’s Day round the corner it’s time to start putting out a few handy hints to your loved one!  Here are a few ideas that might take your fancy…

For something a little different, any equestrian would appreciate one of our brand new gift sets. The Horse Lovers Hamper comes in a modern box filled with equestrian themed goodies including a notebook and pen, love my horse keyring and a horse shaped soap and rose scented lip balm. All beautifully packaged your other half can take the hassle out of Valentines with a gift you will appreciate.  If you are finding your body is a little tired after the endless mucking out then our Pampering Gift Set may appeal.  The brand new wash bag is filled with the very popular Naked Horse Hand and Body Cream and Dead Sea Bath Salts.  Give your body and skin some relief this Valentine’s from the cold weather.

If you would prefer a more traditional Valentine’s gift then of course some jewellery is the obvious option.  What woman doesn’t love a bit of sparkle and if you’re other half knows how much you love your horse then some equestrian themed jewellery is the perfect choice.  For a touch of sparkle our current favourite piece of equestrian jewellery is the Rose Gold Sparkly Hoof stud Earrings. Perfect for nights out and day to day wear! Alternatively if you would prefer a timeless, stunning necklace the Gallop Collection Silver Snaffle Necklace is a beautiful piece which can be worn with a variety of necklines.

If you view Valentine’s Day as more of an excuse to get a practical gift to update your equestrian wardrobe/ accessories then the Classic Grip Leather Horse Riding Gloves are highly recommended for the keen horse rider. Having saved my fingers through freezing early morning rides this Winter, yet not being too bulky for Summer wear, I think these are an essential gloves for anyone who rides whatever the weather! Why not team with some Coolhorsesocks to help keep toes warm too!

So the time has come to plant the seed as to what you would like for your special gift this February 14th!  Start talking about how cold your fingers are out riding, how you need a nourishing body moisturiser, leave a few website pages open on a shared computer and hopefully this year the chocolates and flowers will stay at the garage and us horse lovers will be happily mucking out this Valentines rather than a raged woman with a pitch fork!

 

Gifts for the Horse Loving Teacher

14 Jul

Most parts of the country are in to the last couple of weeks of term, if not already enjoying the school holidays! At the end of term it’s always nice to treat your child’s teacher, tutor or classroom assistant to a little something to show your appreciation for their help and hard work during the past year. We’re sure you’ve got to know them quite well so if the person in question is a keen horse rider or owner then here are a few teacher gift ideas for a thoughtful thank you that wont break the bank!

A thank you card with a thoughtful message and a cute Handcrafted Wooden Horseshoe Keyring or Horse Key Ring is a lovely gift for a special teacher. A bit different from the norm, more thoughtful and useful too. Perfect key rings for those with horse boxes/ lorries or yard keys!

horseshoe_horsehead wooden keyring  atp horsehead keyring

The lovely Notecard Gift Pack for Horse Lovers mean your teacher will have some handy little note cards ready to write their own messages.  Great for the horse lover with a sense of humour – these note cards have three comical images that will tickle a keen horse lover.

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Perhaps at school you have noticed your teacher loves their stationery! If that’s the case the fun Colourful Stripe Milly Green Horse Pen will be a great addition to their collection. Perfect to use for marking, writing reports etc, these pens feature a bright horse pattern and are one of our best selling pieces of stationery.

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For other stationery ideas both the Catseye Horse Gallery Document Sleeve and the Padblocks Sticky Notes – Horses are handy additions to a teachers supply!

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Lastly if your teacher loves a nice cup of tea, perhaps treat them to the Horse and Jack Russell Teabag Holder with some of their favourite teabags. That way they can enjoy their cuppa and be reminded of you!

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Of course these are just a few gift ideas under a £5 and a lot more can be viewed here. We hope you find the perfect gift for your teacher and have a happy end of term before the adventures of the summer holidays begin!

October Favourites!

30 Oct

As we approach the end of October, we are thrilled to find that you have loved our new Horse Diva ranges as much as we have.  We have now put together our Christmas collections and have some fun new stocking fillers as well as innovative horsey gift ideas for all ages.

Before we get overwhelmed with the festive shopping, here’s a little look back at some of your favourites this month.

The Tyrrell Katz wash bag has been flying out and is a great price at £8.95.  We think its a cute gift for a little pony lover – especially when teamed with a pony shaped soap.

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The Pony Modelling Kit has been so popular its nearly sold out but we’ll have  more available asap! We can see why – a beautifully packaged gift in a tin for under £10.00 which will keep children (and adults!) entertained for hours.

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More for the little horse rider, the children’s Ravensdale horse riding gloves are a bargain at £7.50, keeping little fingers warm and protected during the Winter months.

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Equestrian themed coasters are a great little extra to a horsey gift, and these new country designs are proving just as popular as our other designs.  Thinking forward, they will make great stocking fillers too for a horse owner!

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Brand new to the market, we’re not surprised that these Milly Green pens are flying out so quickly. Available in three funky designs – choose your favourite!

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The most popular design of polo shirt this month has been one of our newest additions – If You Can Read This Please Put me Back on my Horse.  Now the weather is turning, the matching hoodie is also available to keep you warm this Winter.

if you can read this polo shirt

It’s always nice to have some special to wear when away from the yard and we have sent lots of these Gallop Horseshoe Bracelets out as gifts this month.  A great price at £24.00, and it comes beautifully packaged too.

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Lots of our products are coordinating and we are thrilled to see you are putting together your own matching horsey gifts and taking the hassle out of your shopping.  We know how busy Christmas can be so to help further we have expanded our gift sets collection and even launched our very own horsey hampers.  We hope you like them and remember we are always here to advise you if you need a second opinion.

adults mini assorted hamper childrens mini hamper box

 

Made in Britain!

26 Aug

After a miserable (weather wise!) Bank Holiday we are busy looking forward to our upcoming buying shows and choosing the final new products for our 2014 Horse Diva gift collections.  Whenever possible we try and support British businesses and we thought you might like to know about some of our favourite Made in Britain equestrian products, so here are just a few of Britain’s best buys (in our opinion anyway!).

Our popular horsey gifts from Angelic Hen are hand crafted in their workshop in the grounds of Wyastone Lets, in the Wye Valley.   The range of horsey themed products from Angelic Hen includes one of the first products we sourced when launching The Horse Diva – the Gone Riding and Mucking Out Door Hangers and these remain one of our best sellers to this day.

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Looking to some of our newer ranges, the fun collection of Coolhorsesocks offers a British Manufactured everyday horse riding sock as well as an equestrian competition sock that has been tried and tested by ourselves in all weather conditions, equestrian disciplines and multiple scenarios.  Available in many fun and funky designs and complete in smart packaging the Coolhorsesock range makes a great gift for the female horse owner.       

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Our beautiful range of horse and pony themed mugs feature many that are made within the UK.  You can’t help but smile at the Bean Riding Mug from The Compost Heap.  Their coordinating greetings cards also feature similar images and are chlorine free, recycled and printed on pulp from renewable forests as well as being printed using vegetable inks!  For other equestrian mug ideas the Splimple range are all best sellers and are all made at Jersey Pottery.   

been riding mug nope no polos mug

One of our favourite new collections to take on this year is that from Milly Green.  Milly is a UK based designer who has recently expanded her range of products to include cosmetics bags, pencil cases, notebooks and more.  Beautifully made in the UK each item has this proudly written on the label. 

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We hope you like our favourite British designs and will join with us in buying British this year!  If you know of any other equestrian products or horsey gifts made in Britain that you think will be suitable for our website please do get in touch, we’d love to hear from you. 

Back to School

11 Aug

We’re sure you are all enjoying a fun packed summer holiday with your ponies but it’s also a great time to get yourselves ready for the start of next term.  Why not bring your love of all things equestrian into your studying life with some of our horse and pony goodies.  We have something for every age, whether your little one is going back to Primary School or your teenager is off to University or College.  Here are a few of our favourites…

For little pony lovers, we’d choose the Plush Horsey Pencil Case to store all your favourite colouring and writing pens and pencils. 

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To practice your writing and drawing the Horse Friends Pencils with Toppers are very popular along with the Horse Shaped Rubber, just in case of any mistakes.  But remember to keep your pencils sharp and ready to use with the Double Pencil Sharpener

pencils with toppers

pencil sharpener

Of  course you may want a little book to write notes in and the Magnetic Horse Riding Notebook is still out best-selling book for pony mad girls.

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To make lunchtimes run smoothly we’d recommend the Horse Riding Lunch Box and Snack Boxes to keep your yummy lunchtime treats fresh!

snack boxes

If you have a daughter heading off to college or University you can still inject a little fun into their stationery equipment!  Perhaps one of our Horse Head Pens will add a bit of a giggle to their note taking, whilst the Document Holder will keep the endless handouts neatly together. 

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Perhaps you’re lucky enough to own an Ipad, then the Horse Gallery Ipad Sleeve is a great way to keep the Ipad protected when carrying between lectures. 

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Plus with all those assignments due in, the wipe-able Horsey Magnetic Notice Board will be a great way to keep organised and on top of deadlines!

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If you cant see something that suits your loved one here, just check out our full range of horse stationery on our website.

Happy Shopping xx