Hol­i­day Gifts For the Rider

Check out Dres­sage To­day’s fa­vorite picks for the 2017 hol­i­day sea­son.

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Check out Dres­sage To­day’s fa­vorite picks for the 2017 hol­i­day sea­son.

The win­ter months in more north­ern ar­eas might not of­fer ideal con­di­tions for dres­sage train­ing, but the sea­son surely has a beauty all its own: the blan­ket of smooth snow that cov­ers your fields, dot­ted with trails of hoof­prints; a warm, post-ride cup of co­coa by a crack­ling fire; the bright cho­ruses of Christmas carols you lis­ten to on your dark drive to the barn. Win­ter of­fers the perfect ex­cuse to bun­dle your horse up in a fuzzy new cooler and gather with barn friends over hol­i­day sweets.

here at Dres­sage To­day, we like to think of the frosty days of win­ter as an even bet­ter rea­son to pull on your com­fi­est flan­nel pa­ja­mas and curl up with the lat­est is­sue of the mag­a­zine. In the fol­low­ing pages, we hope you en­joy the se­lec­tion of gifts we found for dres­sage rid­ers.

1. Ed­i­tor’s Pick: Bar­bour Waxed Cot­ton Util­ity Jacket

“I’ve been cov­et­ing a Bar­bour jacket for years. how­ever, I could never de­cide on a style un­til I fi­nally found the one I just couldn’t say no to at Dres­sage at Devon last fall. While the Bar­bour Waxed Cot­ton Util­ity Jacket was an in­vest­ment, it’s ab­so­lutely been one of the best pur­chases I’ve ever made. The work­man­like, yet stylish, fit has seen time both in the sad­dle and out on the town. I just love it.”

—Jen­nifer Mel­lace, Ed­i­tor

$379 •Bar­bour.com

2. Rambo Dry Rug Supreme

$155 • Horse­ware.com

3. Re­becca Ray Sally Hand­bag

$348 • Re­bec­ca­ray­de­sign.com

R. Ed­i­tor’s Pick: Equi­tus Al­pha Bri­dle by Schock­emöhle Sports

“My choice is the soft and lux­u­ri­ous Schock­emöhle bri­dle called the Equi­tus Al­pha. It has an anatom­i­cally shaped crown-piece and a TMJ-friendly caves­son.” —Beth Baumert, Tech­ni­cal Ed­i­tor

• Schockemoehle-sports.com

S. Grey Horse Can­dles

$17 • Grey­horse­can­dles.com

6. Eco Eques­trian Border Per­son­al­ized Throw Blan­ket

$195 •In2­green.com

7. Black Line and Sil­ver Surcin­gle Belt

$70 • Rues­pari.com

Ef­fol Rider's Lip Balm and Ap­ple-Fla­vored Mouth But­ter for Horses

$5.95 and $19.95 • Ef­fol.de

9. Dark Horse Choco­lates 2Sth An­niver­sary Box with Hand­crafted Or­na­ment

$51.50 • Har­bor­sweets.com

10. Eques­trian Travel Cos­metic Bag in Orange Bits

• Pauland­ly­dia.com

11. Eques­trian Stock­holm No Bound­aries Dres­sage Sad­dle Pad in Cham­pagne

$80 • Eques­tri­an­stock­holm.com

12. Ed­i­tor's Pick Beauty for Real Shadow Stx 247 Eyesshadow

“I love the en­tire line of Beauty for real prod­ucts de­signed by fel­low dres­sage rider Les­lie Mun­sell My fa­vorite item hap­pens to be the shadow Stx 24-7 Eye­shadow be­cause it s easy to ap­ply and has se­ri­ous stay­ing power from work­ing in the morn­ing to sweaty evening sat the barn. It's also su­per con­ve­nient for travel no brushes needed and bud­get friendly. The line of eye­shad­ows also comes in a nice range of neu­tral col­ors” — Lind­say Paulsen, Man­ag­ing Ed­i­tor •Beauty for real. com

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