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Jump-start your hol­i­day shop­ping with these 10 gifts for busy eques­tri­ans and the horses (and peo­ple) they love.

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Gifts for the giv­ing sea­son

Fun with Fer­gus

He’s at it again: Fer­gus, the world’s most pop­u­lar car­toon horse, is em­bark­ing on an epic ad­ven­ture in­spired by a clas­sic hol­i­day poem in Fer­gus and The Night Be­fore Christ­mas, by Jean Aber­nathy. Ex­pect col­or­ful il­lus­tra­tions and a laugh on every page as Fer­gus and his mot­ley group of equine team­mates bravely take to the skies in this de­light­ful book. Can Santa han­dle this awk­ward team and de­liver the per­fect gift on the most mag­i­cal night of the year? Hard­cover, 80 pages; $15.95; www.EquineNet­workS­tore.com.

Plush Pony

The per­fect hol­i­day gift, an award-win­ning Pic­coli Horse makes a great com­pan­ion for any­one in need of a hug­gable buddy. Each clas­sic 14-inch stuffed horse comes with a sad­dle tag code that can be en­tered on the Pic­coli Horses web­site to re­veal its unique reg­is­tered name. Choose from tan, black or dark brown with your choice of a sad­dle print in ei­ther blue daisy or blue plaid. Mini and race­horse mod­els are also avail­able; $30; www.pic­col­i­horses.com.

Pearl of a Hel­met

Cham­pion hel­mets are hand­made, cer­ti­fied to strin­gent U.S. and Bri­tish safety stan­dards and avail­able in the U.S. ex­clu­sively from Tok­lat. Treat your­self or an­other lucky rider to Cham­pion’s stylish new Evo­lu­tion Pearl Hel­met. Built on a low-pro­file, light­weight fiber­glass shell with ven­ti­lated air­flow, it boasts a syn­thetic-leather fin­ish with pearl­ized patent pip­ing de­tail and a sil­ver vent. The crown is padded with breath­able, high-tech mi­crofiber for com­fort. There’s also a four-point, padded syn­thetic-leather har­ness with rear lac­ing ad­just­ment and a quick-re­lease buckle. Sizes 6¼–7¾; black or navy; $469.95; www.tok­lat.com.

Smart Glove

Made from an ex­clu­sive Po­larstretch fab­ric that is form-fit­ting, breath­able and ma­chine-wash­able, the Her­itage Po­larstretch 2.0 Win­ter Glove wicks per­spi­ra­tion to keep your hands warm on cool days. Other fea­tures in­clude a grip-pat­tern palm, re­flec­tive pip­ing on top and touch­screen-friendly fin­ger­tips that al­low you to op­er­ate a smart­phone with­out re­mov­ing your gloves. The work­man­ship and ma­te­ri­als are guar­an­teed for 90 days af­ter pur­chase. Avail­able in youth size 5 and adult sizes 6, 7, 8, 9, 10 and 11; black; $29.95; www.her­itage gloves.com.

Wrapped Tight

For the ul­ti­mate in cozy com­fort this win­ter, why not try a pair of tights in­stead of tra­di­tional breeches? The pre­mium fab­ric in the new Dublin Per­for­mance Ther­mal Ac­tive Tight is de­signed for op­ti­mal per­for­mance in the sad­dle, while the sil­i­con print is in­tended to pro­vide grip and sta­bil­ity. For added flex­i­bil­ity and sup­port, the tights are styled with an at­trac­tive con­trast knit panel along the thigh. In ladies’ sizes 24–36; navy, iron, plum or black; $89.99; www.dublin­cloth­ing.com.

One-Stop Turnout

There are turnout rugs, and then there is Horse­ware Ire­land’s Rambo Bun­dle Duo, which of­fers ver­sa­til­ity and breatha­bil­ity no mat­ter the weather. Con­sist­ing of a 100-gram fill, 1000-de­nier bal­lis­tic ny­lon outer layer with a 100-gram hood, a 100-gram liner and a 300-gram liner, it’s a light, medium and heavy­weight rug all in one—a com­plete out­er­wear sys­tem. (You can also pur­chase the HorsePal sen­sor and down­load its re­lated app to mon­i­tor your horse’s blan­ket­ing needs.) Sizes 66–87; navy with beige, red and white; $519; www.horse­ware.com.

Sig­na­ture Ride

Clas­si­cally de­signed and hand-built in Ital­ian leather, Equiline’s Scott Stew­art Sig­na­ture Sad­dle fea­tures a nar­row twist, molded and padded flap, fixed knee block, tra­di­tional stir­rup bar and a com­fort seat with T-Foam pad­ding. The time­less hunter styling is ev­i­dent in the printed calf­skin leather flap with hid­den stir­rup-leather keeper and brown stitch­ing. Avail­able in T-Foam or syn­thetic wool flock­ing, this sad­dle is fully cus­tom­iz­a­ble for both horse and rider. Seat sizes 16, 17 or 18 inches; nar­row, medium or wide wither sizes; prices avail­able upon re­quest; (561) 880-8920; www.equi­lin­eam­er­ica.com.

Mantra Magic

A great way to get mo­ti­vated for your ride or to en­cour­age a friend, Swanky Sad­dle Com­pany’s Eques­trian Mantra Ban­gles (as also seen on www. Ex­cep­tion­alEques­trian.com) are ad­justable and fun to stack. Choose from a va­ri­ety of mantras, in­clud­ing: One Stride at a Time; Soft Hands, Strong Legs; Every Ride is a Jour­ney; and More Leg. One for $20, three for $50, five for $75 or seven for $100. Cus­tom or­ders also avail­able; www.swankysad­dle.com.

Love Those Lay­ers

An old fa­vorite of­fered in fresh new col­ors, the Romfh Aachen Zip Mock is your go-to for cold­weather lay­er­ing, whether in the sad­dle, tack­ling barn chores or shop­ping in town. Fash­ioned from a but­ter-soft, mi­crop­oly one-sided fleece, this top fea­tures smart de­tails in­clud­ing fleece trim along the col­lar edge, an em­broi­dered logo and a con­trast­ing zip­per. Ma­chine-wash­able. In ladies’ sizes ex­trasmall–ex­tra-large; bur­gundy, black or char­coal; $79.95; www.Romfh.com.

Sweets for the Sweet

Have a hard-to-buy-for eques­trian on your gift list? Con­sider this se­lec­tion of rich, equine-themed dark choco­lates in a horse-de­sign car­ryall. Nes­tled in­side Dark Horse Choco­lates Eques­trian Tote is an eight­piece dark choco­late English as­sort­ment, in­clud­ing Grand Prix Jumpers (dark choco­late with caramel); Dres­sage Clas­sics (dark choco­late with al­mond but­ter crunch toffee) and Pep­per­mint Ponies (dark choco­late with pep­per­mint crunch). Once the choco­lates are gone (which won’t take long), the 8-inch by 8-inch by 4¾-inch jute tote bag with gros­grain han­dles is per­fect for car­ry­ing lunch or other essen­tials all year long; $26; www.har­bor­sweets.com.

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