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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!

 

Pay Day Treats!

26 Jun

It’s the last Friday of the month and for lots of us it’s….pay day – yippee!   So we figured it’s time for a little treat for yourself and our four legged friends and here are our top suggestions.

With the weather warming up it’s time to brighten up your dressage training attire and our new favourite is the LeMieux ProSport Suede Dressage Square & Bandages Set  in Plum. Here’s Skippy sporting this very saddle cloth before his lesson – looks gorgeous!

saddle cloth

If you are spending more time in the saddle now the weather has warmed up, it might be an idea to invest in a pair of new breeches.  We’d highly recommend HyPERFORMANCE Frayer Pink and Grey Check Ladies Breeches that we ride in all the time – great for hacking, schooling and jumping and not too heavy for the summer months. These breeches WON BEST VALUE AWARD 2014 in Horse and Rider Magazine Tried at Tested and we can see why.

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We often find our calves get very hot riding in long boots in the summer. To minimise this, the Coolhorsesocks Ladies Competition Horse Riding Socks – Purple provide a great riding sock, packed with all the Coolhorsesocks features but they are 48% thinner as they are designed to fit under tight competition boots.  Great for show days but also a practical sock to wear at the yard during the summer.

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The summer holidays and coming up and if you have a little one who will be spending every daylight hour with her pony or at the local riding school, she’s sure to love some of our new Pony T Shirts.  Just choose her favourite as a little treat for your little pony lover which won’t break the bank.

rainbowhorses_tee_navy  twinkle pink tshirt  

Finally if you are giving XC a go this season then making sure you look the part with matching XC horse riding gloves and hat silk.  The sports designs are super popular and available in pink and purple.  Just make sure you match these to your other equestrian wear for a full matchy matchy look!

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Horse Diva Favourites!

17 Apr

We thought you’d like to see a selection of our current best sellers but this time we’ve bought them to you in a video rather than endless photos. We hope you enjoy it and hopefully this may give you a little horsey gift shopping inspiration. xx

March Madness, Updates and the Latest Collections

10 Apr

As it (finally) feels like we are rolling in to Spring we are all looking forward to spending more time in the sunshine with our horses.  It’s been a busy time here at The Horse Diva. Thanks for all your lovely orders during March – lots of gorgeous gifts going straight to the recipient and we are pleased to hear you are thrilled with our gift wrapping and horse greetings cards.

bangcard_jumpforjoy spoil horse card

During the past few months we have taken the opportunity to expand The Horse Diva collections and we hope you are pleased with the results.  Here’s a summary of a few of our most recent updates…

We are thrilled to now stock the range of Equetech Equestrian Wear – from breeches to belts to babygrows!  If there is anything else you would like to see on the site, please do not hesitate to contact us.

denim_jods_equetech lace competition shirt

Our new range of Children’s Pony Books have been going down a storm with the selection including The Pony Detectives, Forelock Books and Pippa Funnell’s Tilly’s Pony Tails.  We’ll be expanding our range to do adults books as well soon – watch this space and get your requests in to us if you would like to see any specific collections available.

pony tails book

Our range of horsey gifts has also expanded to include some beautiful gifts for the equestrian home including cushions and cookware.

stable mates cushion

Plus we haven’t forgotten the youngest of pony lovers, with a special selection for baby and toddlers that are too cute to resist.

babygrows_equetech skiddle soother

As always we have been trying out many of our products and leaving our recommendations and comments across the website. You can also find helpful hints and tips about how to create your perfect pony present for a loved one. If you have purchased any of our products we’d love to hear from you with photos/ reviews so please do not hesitate to email us with your feedback.  We’d love to have your comments and photos featured on our social media etc!

We hope you all have a fun weekend with your horses and ponies – fingers crossed the sun continues to shine xx

Mother’s Day Gift Ideas for the Horsey Mum

27 Feb

With Mother’s Day fast approaching, it’s nice to get your mum a special, personal gift. So if you have a horsey mum, why not opt for one of our suggestions below and treat her to a practical yet thoughtful present this year.

Our equestrian mugs and coordinating coasters make lovely Mother’s Day gifts, especially when combined with some of your mum’s favourite tea or coffee plus some nice biscuits.  Remember to put the kettle on on Mother’s Day morning and you’ll get extra bonus points too!

nope no polos mug  4 by 4 mug

For the organised mum why not opt for the A4 Horse Memo Board. Great for the yard or home your mum can jot down all the notes/ tasks she needs to remember. Wipe Clean and comes with a dry marker pen so can be used again and again! Alternatively the Riders Diary is perfect for mum to keep all her horse’s paperwork sorted at home. An innovative product that was hugely popular at Christmas.

to do memo board  rider diary

The new Horse Head Photo frame makes a thoughtful gift for the equestrian home.  Why not put a picture of you and your mum out with the horses in it for a sentimental touch.

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For the mum who spends more time in the saddle than out, we’d recommend the fantastic Women’s Bionic Classic Grip. The only equestrian gloves with Patented Pad Technology to even out the surface of the hand for a lighter, more secure grip and more durability.  Loved by The Horse Diva team, your mum will wonder how she managed without them!

bionic gloves

Finally, for a luxury gift, you can’t go wrong with a piece from our equestrian jewellery range. We love the Sterling silver snaffle necklace – easy to wear during the day but pretty for evening as well.  A subtle equestrian design that is adored by many.

snaffle necklace

So that leaves us just to wish all you mums out there a very Happy Mother’s Day 2015! xx

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.

wash bag

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.

ponymodellingkit

 

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!

Horse Pens in 3 Designs - MG0614

 

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

 

Best Selling Horsey Gifts (June 2014)

1 Jul

Well I can’t believe June has passed me by so quickly! Looking back it’s been a month of good progress with the giant pony and hooves have even left the ground with a return to jumping, much to Skip’s delight (and mine actually!!). With two weddings ahead seeing some close friends get married plus another show planned for me and Skippy I think July is going to be over before I know it. However before we rush ahead with future plans it’s time to look back at the best selling horsey gifts during June at The Horse Diva.

Gloves have been selling really well this month, with the most popular design from Carrots UK being the velvet sparkly women’s horse riding gloves. New to the market and also due to the hot weather, the HY5 lightweight women’s horse riding gloves have also been popular and are at great buy at just £12.00. For children we have nearly sold out of the Ravensdale children’s horse riding gloves but don’t worry there are more on their way so just drop us an email if you would like to be notified when they are back in stock!

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For the yard, the Bentley Horse Grooming Kit in Pink has sold well. It’s a great gift and also super useful for summer shows due to the cute box it comes in! For something a little different, the Hooftorch has been really popular with great feedback – an innovative gift under £10.00 for the horse owner who has everything.

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In Hertfordshire, we were thrilled to see the sun shining so much this month and this has inspired the purchase of women’s polo shirts and children’s pony t shirts! Here are a couple of your favourites…

little horse rider t shirt love me love my horse
Finally, our range of horsey bags have been really popular this month. Must be all that shopping and pampering we are enjoying! There is something for every style and budget, including horsey shopper bags as well as the new and instantly popular Milly Green range including cosmetic and wash bags.

born to ride shopper bag millie_cosmeticsbag
Happy shopping Horsey Divas xxx