TACK & GEAR

The eques­tri­ans on your shop­ping list will love these fine gifts.

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Hol­i­day trea­sures

“Sleigh bells ring, are you lis­ten­ing, In the lane, snow is glis­ten­ing.” ---Richard B. Smith, “Win­ter Won­der­land”

The watches of the Longines Eques­trian Col­lec­tion are in­spired by the leathers and de­signs of the eques­trian world. The model shown (sug­gested re­tail, $3,900) fea­tures a quartz move­ment in a steel case shaped to re­flect the rec­tan­gu­lar buckle on the show bri­dle of the Swiss Franches-Mon­tagnes breed. The over­stitched brown calf­skin strap is de­signed to match fine tack, and the face is en­cir­cled by 60 di­a­monds. Visit shop.us.longines.com. A piece of the Old West, The Rat­tlesnake, a re­pro­duc­tion of a Fred­eric Rem­ing­ton bronze from the Fred­eric Rem­ing­ton Art Mu­seum, is an ex­plo­sive dis­play of equine ath­leti­cism. Avail­able in small (seven inches high; $399) on a wooden base, medium (12 inches high; $799) on a green mar­ble base, or full size (24 inches high; $1,849) on a black mar­ble base. Call 315-393-2425 or visit https://shop.fred­eri­crem­ing­ton.org. Made with wa­ter-re­sis­tant leather and can­vas, the lim­ited edi­tion AA Travel Bag (sug­gested re­tail, $300), from Horse­ware Ire­land, is a roomy car­ryall fea­tur­ing plaited leather han­dles, a de­tach­able shoul­der strap with a padded shoul­der pro­tec­tor, and spur-shaped hard­ware on the front to show off your eques­trian flair. In tan. Call 800-887-6688 or visit shop.alessan­droal­banese.com.

With a sam­ple of your own horse’s mane or tail hair, Ver­stara will cre­ate cus­tom­ized horse­hair bracelets (sug­gested re­tail, start­ing at Can$50) and other jew­elry. Op­tions in­clude six dif­fer­ent styles of braid­ing, which can be com­bined with adorn­ments in­clud­ing semi­precious stones, beads and other charms. Pre­made jew­elry made with do­nated horse­hair is also avail­able. Call 780-660-0292 or visit www.ver­stara.com. For ev­ery piece sold from the Wish­ing You Luck Col­lec­tion, S. R. Black­in­ton LLC will do­nate 25 per­cent of the pro­ceeds to Thor­ough­bred re­tire­ment farm Old Friends at Cabin Creek near Saratoga Springs, New York (code EQUUS25). Each ster­ling sil­ver piece (with prices rang­ing from $85 to $175) fea­tures a wish­bone with a horse­shoe and is en­graved with the words “Wish­ing You Good Luck.” Call 401-231-1721 or visit www. SRBlack­in­ton.com.

To show­case a cheese course or fine desserts, the Eques­trian Cheese Pedestal (sug­gested re­tail, $135), from Arthur Court De­signs, fea­tures a 13-inch aca­cia wood server set in a raised metal stand shaped like rein straps sup­ported by D-ring bits. The board lifts out for easy clean­ing. Call 626-264-8686 or visit www. arthur­court.com. At the top of each hour the Amer­i­can Barn Cuckoo Clock with Barn Quilt (sug­gested re­tail, $795), from the Cuckoo Clock De­signer, plays “Edel­weiss” while the farmer hoes, the cuckoo calls the time, and the horse moves in and out of his stall. The horse fig­ure is a like­ness of the one owned by the de­signer, Jodie Davis, who is the host of “Quilt It!” on QNNtv. com. An auto-shut­off si­lences the clock at night. The clock is hand­made in the Black For­est re­gion of Ger­many. Visit www. TheCuck­ooClock­De­signer.com.

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