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What to Buy an Equestrian for Christmas

We could provide you with a very long list of potential gifts for horse lovers. There is no end to things that any rider will want or need! From tack to grooming kit and from jodhpurs to riding boots, equestrians will always have impressive Christmas lists. But this year we thought we would take a look at the special days out that would provide the perfect treat for any horse lover.

The Horse of the Year Show

Who wouldn’t enjoy a visit to the finale of the showing year? It’s the event that many young riders aspire to be a part of and possesses a unique atmosphere to savour. Tickets for the Horse of the Year show would be a wonderful seasonal gift but you could also treat someone special to a VIP visit. Hospitality packages at the even include unrivalled views, a champagne reception, ringside dining and the services of a host.

A Day at The Races

Treat a loved one to a day at the races. With race meetings taking place regularly across the country, you are spoilt for choice. A visit to the Grand National, Cheltenham Festival or Royal Ascot would be an amazing experience for anyone whether they ride or not. A variety of packages are available at each of these meetings. Book well in advance if you want to grab the best seats in the stand!

Stable Tours

Many of the country’s top trainers, including Willie Mullens, Nicky Henderson, Oliver Sherwood, Brendon Powell and Kim Bailey offer tours of their stables. These fascinating tours provide insight into the racing life and professional training methods. Visitors can meet celebrated horses and those who care for them. These trips are unique experiences which make for the perfect gifts.

Badminton and Burleigh Horse Trials

Amongst the most famous equestrian events on the planet, the Badminton and Burghley Horse Trials offer the perfect days out for riding enthusiasts. You could organise an extended stay for someone special so they can enjoy the Three-day Events in their entirety. Hospitality packages are available at both venues to add a touch of luxury to the visit.

Royal Windsor Horse Show

This annual five-day equestrian extravaganza offers something for everyone. With show jumping, dressage, driving, showing and endurance competitions to watch plus numerous exciting displays and fabulous shopping opportunities to enjoy, any rider is guaranteed to have an amazing time. Beautiful Windsor is a great place to stay and explore too, making this event one which is not to
be missed.

A fabulous day out or short break might not look as impressive when you wrap it up and placed under the Christmas tree. However, these wonderful trips would all be truly special gifts that will give your loved ones something to look forward to. They are experiences which will create wonderful memories to savour.  Perhaps even inspiring young riders improve their skills in order to be one of the competitors the next time they visit these world-class events and establishments.


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