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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!

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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!

Friday Favourites!

20 Sep

Another weekend is upon us and with some good weather forecasted I am sure we will all be making the most of it with our equines, enjoy the sunshine for saturday and sunday and be sure to keep us updated on your equestrian news!

This week over at The Horse Diva we have launched some fabulous bargains on our Ebay Shop.  Limited stock only so be quick to grab a treat for yourself or a loved one!  With The Horse Diva buying for Christmas (yes I said Christmas!) in full flow I am just putting together a selection of our customer’s current favourites ready for our Christmas collection and thought I would share our top 5 with you!  I am sure lots of our new goodies will be just as popular but incase you are searching for that special gift, one of these ideas might be just the top.

A great thank you gift in its own right, or a cute little extra, this horse wash tin has always been a firm favourite with our customers.

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The Gone Riding Gift Set is a practical yet pretty horsey gift, with some horse riding/ equestrian gloves which can be used at the yard on a daily basis and a horse door hanger makes an innovative accessory for the home, letting your family members know where you are.

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Bentley Horse Riding Grooming Kit is a colourful and useful present for a horse owner of any age. The grooming kit is ath lovely horsey gift, full of high quality brushes and great for everyday use, whilst being smart and stylish to take to shows.

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The Bright Stripe Horse Riding Hat Cover is one of our most popular hat covers for children.  We have matching gloves to make the perfect set.  A brilliant horsey gift for those lucky little girls who have their own ponies, or any little ones who enjoy their weekly horse riding lesson at the local yard.

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For a special something for a loved one, these very sparkly Horseshoe Earrings  an ideal choice for a loved one. horseshoe studs_exlrg

Of course we are always looking to expand our ranges and as you will see with our new goods expected to arrive within the next few weeks, this season we have done just that! To give you a clue of what to expect…we have a new range of adults horse present for the home including luxury champagne buckets, hip flasks and individually packaged and beautifully presented horse themed teaspoons.  For the younger generation we have a fantastic new range of horse and pony themed toys on their way to you…including crafts, models and horse and stable toys.  Be sure to follow us on Facebook or Twitter to keep up to date on our new products and special offers.

Happy shopping!

Funky Fone Sox at The Horse Diva!

13 Aug

Well the weekend is nearly here and before I clock off I thought I’d just let you know about my new favourite product…the Funky Fone Sox Horse Silhouette Mobile Phone Sock! It’s a little late for my current mobile but this funky fone sock will protect your phone from scratches at the yard! In fact its bright colour will even help you find your phone in the depths of your handbag! A total bargain at £3.95, this makes the perfect treat for yourself or (dare I say it) an ideal stocking filler for Christmas! Grab yours online at The Horse Diva– Available now!

One of those weeks…

29 Jul

Is it me or does anyone else have those weeks when you just run out of energy and everything seems a bit too much! In the last few months I had been doing so well schooling my horse, increasing both his and my own fitness and then suddenly I hit a brick wall. Rather than fight it I gave us both a week off to try and recharge the batteries and it seems to have done the trick. After a lazy hack and a good old natter with a friend I was feeling a lot better and B seemed to still be behaving despite his rest. Then this weekend I headed into the field to tackle some schooling thinking everything i’d been working on would have gone out the window. But to my suprise B was excellent and the break seemed to have done him the world of good.

To make up for my recent time out of the saddle I spent nearly all weekend at the yard this weekend (I may as well have camped there)! In addition to horse riding myself I gave my friend a riding lesson. It was great fun and lovely to introduce someone new to the horse world. I did however find it quite difficult to break down all the info as I have never really taught before. For me, riding has become a bit like driving- when you’ve been doing it long enough it becomes automatic!

As any horse owner will know, there are many other lengthy horsey jobs that come along with owning your own horse. To name but a few I completed the daily field poo pick, topped up the water in the field, groomed the horses, picked out hooves, prepared feeds, applied fly spray and sun cream…need I go on!? For me, some days these chores I seem like a real hassle but I try and brighten daily routines up with my fun and funky equestrian yard products, putting to use my fabulous feeding fit, hoof pick (my fave is the pink and blue) and my Showa equestrian gloves, great for protecting your hands.

Gorgeous Gift Sets!

28 Jul

It’s been so hot on the high street that I for one have not wanted to get out there and browse the shops!! During this heatwave The Horse Diva decided to put together some fabulous gift sets for horse lovers to save you trawling the shops for something a little different. Here are a few of our horsey faves….

The Cob Gift Set- £7.00
Great for a heavy horse lover like myself! This is a lovely gift for the horsey home- 100% Cotton Horsey Tea Towel printed on one side with the Corn on the Cob illustrations and the matching Corn on the Cob greetings card. We can send this straight to the recipient, just simply add the message for the greetings card when ordering online!

Groovy Grooming Set- £18.95
Make your horse or pony’s daily groom a little more fashionable with this groovy grooming kit featuring the Showa Floreo gloves for the yard and two Bentley Lucky Star Brushes perfect to use all year round.

Pony Girl Lunch Set- £16.00
New pony girl lunch set including the fabulous lunch bag and matching drinks bottle. Great for school lunches, holidays, summer picnics and horsey events!

As you can see we have tried to put together a little something for everyone at a mixture of prices. But if one of these three sets isn’t quite right, do not fear, we have plenty more on our gifts sets page..

Masterchef Inspiration!!!

8 Apr

I have been following Masterchef for the last few weeks and was feeling rather nervous watching the final last night! Big congratulations to the Masterchef champion 2010 Dhruv Baker who has an amazing talent and a huge career in food ahead of him. I have to say I also loved the other two finalists so lets hope they also get to follow their dreams… Reading the news reviews of the final this morning I was rather amused by the fact that Dhruv’s toddler son doesn’t like his meals!!! You can always rely on children to stop your ego expanding!

If like me, you have been inspired by the scrumptious dishes they created on Masterchef, its time to get in the Kitchen and experiment (though I won’t be setting my cooking standards too high)!!! However I will be wearing my pretty pink Messy Mare Kitchen Apron from The Horse Diva to protect my clothing from the anticipated mess. I shall even colour coordinate with the pink egg timer and pink kitchen knife I was given for Easter- can you tell I like pink? To get your own apron and stand out amongst the ingredients simply click here.

Happy Cooking- let me know how you get on 🙂 !

Congratulations Little Equestrian Winner!!!

7 Apr

With the clocks going back all us horsey ladies are rather relieved that the evenings are lighter and longer- far more convenient for us working gals! Now we are not so restricted, it’s time to get competing once more. More specifically, if you have a little riding star in your life, The Horse Diva has the perfect gift to congratulate them after their local show or gymkhana.

This Winner Horsey Photoframe is a great gift to inspire your little one to try hard at competing, or as a congratulatory treat on the winning day. It’ll look great hanging in a bedroom or even inside the horse lorry. To personalise your frame simply enter a photo and you will complete the perfect winning picture! Now every little eventer can be a winner with this handpainted prize!!!