Holiday Gifts for the Dressage Rider

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

4. 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 
$329 • Schockemoehle-sports.com

5. 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

8. Effol Rider’s Lip Balm and Apple-Flavored Mouth Butter
for Horses

$5.95 and $19.95 • Effol.de

9. Dark Horse Chocolates 25th Anniversary Box with
Handcrafted Ornament

$51.50 • Harborsweets.com

10. Equestrian Travel Cosmetic Bag in Orange Bits

$69 • Paulandlydia.com

11. Equestrian Stockholm No Boundaries Dressage Saddle Pad in Champagne

$80 • Equestrianstockholm.com

12. Editor’s Pick: Beauty for Real Shadow Stx 24-7 Eyeshadow

“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 evenings at 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

$19 • Beautyforreal.com