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2012 HOLIDAY

GUIDE

To Equestrian Style

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The Season of

Giving

The most wonderful time of the year... The season of giving... Whatever you call them, the holidays are a special time when chilly temps are warmed by the company and good cheer of family, friends, and–for equestrians – our fuzzy four-legged pals.

Both the editorial selections and the advertisements include hyperlinks, so get ready, set, and go click to fill your holidays with equestrian style! -Molly & Sarah 2

Photography: Arnd Brokhorst

In this inaugural edition of The Holiday Guide To Equestrian Style, we’ve put together a special collection of ideas for a holiday season inspired by the equestrian lifestyle. Together, we hand picked the items in the seven Gift Guide sections because each and every one is an equestrian-inspired gift – whether practical or positively fabulous– we’d love to give or receive.


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The Best Holiday Gift I Ever Received Equestrian stars share their most treasured gifts - and what made the gift so special.

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Simple and Sweet Rustle up these yummy (and pretty) horse sugar cookies for your next holiday party.

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Wrap It Up Put a festive equestrian spin on your gift wrapping this season.

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Flossy Wishes Luxe finds for the equestrian who already has everything – and those of us who simply love to window shop.

Gift Guide - Editors’ Picks 7

Jewelry Box Equestrian baubles and jewels to make the season sparkle

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Winter Wardrobe What every equestrian wants in her wardrobe this winter

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Gifts and Goodies Sometimes good things really do come in small packages

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Horse at Home Deck the halls with a treasure trove of equine home goods

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Equestrian Bookshelf Curl up with one of these recommended reads this winter

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Four-legged Friends Like we’d ever leave our horse and hound off our wish list

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The Pony Set Fun gifts for every wee equestrian 3


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Our favorites this holiday season 1. WOOL BLEND VEST (Raspberry - $160) 2. MERINO V-NECK SWEATER (Royal Blue - $136) 3. THE ALL WEATHER RIDER™ (Black Plaid - $320) 4. ECO-CHIC TURTLENECK (Charcoal - $75)

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JEWELRY BOX

FLIGHTS OF FANCY NECKLACE

SMOKY QUARTZ HORSESHOE NECKLACE

ENCRUSTED HORSESHOE NECKLACE

PRIVILEGED HORSEBIT EARRINGS

Betsey Johnson • $60.99

Alexis Bittar • $155

Charmed Circle • $65

Max & Chloe • $55

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D-RING LINK BRACELET

FOX STUD WRAP BRACELET

CUSTOM HORSEHAIR BRACELET

BIT OF LUCK HORSESHOE NECKLACE

DICKON OPEN BANGLE BRACELET

FOX RING

Fallon • $150

Nannasalmi • Custom - Inquire for Price

Emily Elizabeth • $65

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Tory Burch • $125

Natasha Grasso • $85

Alkemie • $154


PEYTON WRAP WATCH

ALBA LUXURY SNAKE BRACELET

EQUESTRIAN ANTIQUE CHARM BRACELET

EQUESTRIAN LINK BRACELET

GREEK HORSES CUFF

GOLD CUP ENAMEL BANGLE

Michael Kors • $225

Caracol • $340

Évocateur • $338

Dimacci • $240

Michael Kors • $145

Caracol • $29

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WINTER WARDROBE

MERINO WOOL V-NECK

ERIN JACKET

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EQUESTRIAN LADIES NON-REVERSIBLE

Asmar • $136

Hunter • $195

Dubarry • $299

Alp-n-Rock • $182

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BEXLEY TOTE

SARAH TECH SHIRT

B VERTIGO MARIA DENIM BREECHES

HOUNDSTOOTH HARNESS SOCKS

EQUUS SCARF

SIDE ZIP BELT

Ariat • $995

Horze • $189

Bonbi Forest • $50 14

FITS • $64

Ralph Lauren • $10

Cheval Fashions • $99


INTERNATIONAL CABALLO JACKET

KNIT HAT

PK Sportswear • $320

Kerrits • $24

VINTAGE LEATHER & SWAROVSKI BELT

VINTAGE PLAID SHOW SHIRT

GIOTTO PADDOCK BOOT

OLINDA DOWN VEST

Metlar • $385

Tredstep • $119.95

LeFash • $215

Pessoa • $139.99

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MULTI ZIP HORSE CLUTCH

CROSSRAIL QUILTED JACKET

Fingerless Driving Gloves

CALGARY HAT

ASOS • $52.77

Ralph Lauren • $38

Mountain Horse • $44.95

MIMOSA SWEATER

THE KRISTY

Kingsland • $115.95

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Irideon Riding Wear • $99.95

Rebecca Ray • $285


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Stretch Denim Breeches

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The

Best Holid “The best gifts for me are always experiences. For the holidays when I was in college, my mom, sister and I went to North Carolina for Christmas for a vacation that included horse riding and lots of great Carolina cuisine. Riding the mountain trails with my family, fellow horse lovers, is a special memory that I’ll have forever. You can’t get much better than that! “

- Darley Newman, Host & Producer, Equitrekking

“In 2007, I had the incredible opportunity to spend the holidays with my mother and brother at an orphanage in Tegucigalpa, Honduras. We acted as Santa Claus and brought gifts, pizza, and cake to all of the children on Christmas day! I can’t imagine a better gift than having been able to make all of those children feel so special by realizing that they had not been forgotten.”

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– Jessica Newman, Executive Director at JustWorld International


day Gift

I ever received

“Two years ago [my wife] Alexa’s grandmother bought everyone some beautiful sweaters from Ralph Lauren (which I love) when it was my turn to open my present I discovered a double twisted wire bit. She said that the salesman told her it was an antique. To all the horse people in the room it looked like a plain twisted wire that you could buy at any tack store. No sweater for me. When we went to return it they said that Ralph Lauren doesn’t accept returns on antiques.”

- Rodrigo Pessoa, International Showjumping Superstar

“The greatest gift I have ever received is the patience and tolerance of my husband in indulging in one of my life-long “bucket list” pursuits - raising Percheron Horses. After much planning and dreaming, this year we finally bit the bullet, and sold our beloved home to move to a 35 acre rambling farmhouse so we can accommodate our new gentle giants. After a nationwide search for the pedigree lines I desired and a conformation horse that will be our first broodmare, she finally arrived this weekend. It’s a family adventure for my husband, daughter and I as we are all in the learning process. And, I’m pretty certain that you will be most delighted to know that Tinsel, our new mare, is, of course, dappled grey!”

- Rebecca Smith, President, Rebecca Ray Designs

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GIFTS & GOODIES

PAVÉ ENGLISH BOOT PENDANT

CAROUSEL HORSE ORNAMENT

EQUESTRIAN SANTA

PEWTER HORSE HEAD FLASK

Kelly Herd • $159

Horchow • $108

Henri Bendel • $38

Ralph Lauren • $94

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SHOW CLUTCH

CARDIGAN CORGI KEY CHAIN

WEYMOUTH SMALL KEY FOB

WESTBROOK BOX

HORSE COMPACT MIRROR

PLAYING CARDS

Black Knight • $150 + up

Ariat • $69

Moschitto Designs • $32

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Bravura • $15.95

Ralph Lauren • $75

Hermès • $85


SNOW PONY PILLOW

CLOU DE SELLE SOAP

EQUESTRIAN SANTA ORNAMENT

SEVEN BARKS GIFT TAGS

LEXINGTON COSMETIC CARRYALL

CHOCOLATES

Approximate Notions • $75

Horchow • $58

Toss Designs • $24

Hermès • $45

Rebecca Ray • $18

Cocoa Planet • $4 each 25


PRINTED HARDSHELL CASE

ENAMEL HORSE EARRING 3 PACK

CHEVAL SALT & PEPPER SHAKERS

BLACK RACE HORSE OVAL PAPERWEIGHT

PEWTER HORSE HEAD CUFF

PADDOCK IPAD CASE

Tory Burch • $48

Jonathan Adler • $48

Horse Lady Gifts • $24.99

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Erica Weiner • $40

Felix Doolittle • $35

Oughton Limited • $130


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New Equestrian Fiction for Young Readers

HorseandRiderBooks.com

“I highly recommend these books!” SuSan HarriS

Author of the US Pony Club Manuals of Horsemanship

$9.95/each

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Simple & Sweet

Horse-shaped sugar cookies are a sweet symbol of holiday cheer and make a simple project for little ones who like to help in the kitchen. Ingredients: 1-1/2 cups butter, softened 2 cups white sugar 4 eggs 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 5 cups all-purpose flour 2 teaspoons baking powder Instructions: 1. In a large bowl, cream together butter and sugar until smooth. Beat in eggs and vanilla. Stir in the flour, baking powder, and salt. Cover, and chill dough for at least one hour (or overnight). 2. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Roll out dough on floured surface 1/4 to 1/2 inch thick. Cut out horse shapes with cookie cutter. Place cookies 1 inch apart on ungreased cookie sheets. 3. Bake 6 to 8 minutes in preheated oven. Cool completely before decorating. Store in an airtight container. Makes 5 dozen.

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HAYFORD RIDING BOOT VASE

FINE ART HORSE COLORS PRINT

DERBY DESK SET

RIDING HELMET TABLE LAMP

Imax • $50.29

Gump’s • $48

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Smug Cow • $45

Imax • $95.51


CAST IRON HORSE

WENTWORTH CORKSCREW

HORSE KNOCKER COASTER

THOROUGHBRED SHAMS

DERBY SPREADERS

HORSE ICE BUCKET

Restoration Hardware • $90

Iomoi • $32

Sycamore Hill • $23

Ralph Lauren • $95

Thomas Paul • $100

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HORSE BIT NAPKIN RINGS

PORCELAIN ASH TRAY

EQUESTRIAN BIT SERVING BOARD

EQUUS COLLECTION

Pottery Barn • $39.50

Soundview Millworks • $95

Bodo Sperlein for Lladró • Prices Vary

CERAMIC STALLION

DERBYSHIRE STIRRUP BOOK ENDS

Z Gallerie • $99.95

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Hermès • $650

Ralph Lauren • $395


LEATHER HORSE STOOL

ESQUIRE MARKINGS DISHTOWEL

NEWMARKET THROW

HORSE SHOE BOTTLE OPENER

HORSE PILLOW

CLUB/HORSE TRAY

Omersa • $582.50

Horseware • $44.95

Rani Arabella • $396

Anthropologie • $16

Carl Aubock • $195

Annie Modica • $348

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EQUESTRIAN BOOKSHELF

Falling for Eli

by Nancy Shulins • $11.42

by Richard R. Rust • $16.59

Album of Horses

Blood Horses

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Renegade Champion

by John Jeremiah Sullivan • $11.78


Beyond the Homestretch

Black Beauty

by Lynn Reardon • $25.17

by Anna Sewell • $10.98

The British Stable

The Hermès Scarf

by Giles Worsley • $271.75

by Nadine Coleno • $59.85

A Pony in the Picture

Crazy Good

by Victoria Randall • $14.95

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Horse

by Kelly Klein • $183.21

by Walter Farley • $10.87

How Good Riders Get Good

Zen Mind Zen Horse

by Denny Emerson • $29.95

by Allan J. Hamilton, MD • $15.02

EQUESTRIAN STYLE

THE FORGOTTEN HORSES

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The Black Stallion

by Tony Stromberg • $45


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tone with gift wrap in shades of tobacco leather and tweed, accented with natural fibers and authentic brass tack pieces. And, of course, don’t forget sweets for the steeds!

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1. Chocolate Gift Wrap • $6.99; 2. Red & Green Gingham Wired Ribbon • 7.99; 3. Brass Tack Pieces • •prices vary; 4. Red Dots Natural Twill Ribbon • $6.99; 5. Red Burlap Mesh Ribbon • $9.99; 6. Natural Jute Drawstring Sacks • $1.29/$2.99

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FOUR-LEGGED FRIENDS

T-BOOT LUXE

X-LINE BRIDLE

HORSE WASH

BRITTANY’S BRAN MASH

EquiFit • $287

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Wembley • $75

Brittany’s Bran Mash • $9.95


ALL PURPOSE HALF PAD

CRYSTAL GOAT HAIR BRUSH

CAMEL PLAID DOG FLEECE

PLATINUM COLLECTION BANDAGES

QUILTED DOG COAT

HORSE & HOUND DOG COLLAR

Mattes • $209.95

Moondoggie • $24.95

Barbour • $55

Pink Equine • $40.25

Eskadron • $42

Bitch New York • $88

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SUNDANCE KISSES 3.5lb PAIL Sundance Kisses™ • $25.99

DOG TAGS

Otto Schumacher • $35

FLEECE DRESS SHEET Kingsland • $179.95

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TACKTRUNK BAG

Oughton Limited • $650

SADDLE COVER Baker • $39.95

RAISED FANCY STITCH LEAD Wellfleet • $89.95


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THE PONY SET

SKINNY GRAPHIC T-SHIRT

HORSE FARM PAJAMAS

PAINTED PONY CRIB BLANKET

BRED IN CALIFORNIA ONESIE

Johnnie B • $24

Pendleton • $74

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Hatley • $34.99

Tara Kiwi • $19.50


PONYELLA BOOK

RIBBON BOARD

Pottery Barn Kids • $16.99

Beval Saddlery • $105

NAVY HORSE RAIN BOOTS

PONYBEDS

Joules • $54

PonyBed • $999

PADDED LEATHER BRACELET

ASHLEY HORSE

Perri’s • $26.95

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MARSHA VEST

HORSE + CARRIAGE

HICKSTEAD HORSE

BUBBLE BAG GROOMING KIT

ULTIMATE RIDER’S CHARM BRACELET

LEGACY RIDING HELMET

Joules • $55

Breyer • $46.99

Show Stable Artisans • $1,100

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Manny + Simon • $82

Sound Equine • $26.95

Troxel • $54.95


LAYETTE RIDING CARDIGAN

PONY BIKE

Ralph Lauren • $55

Pony Pals • $220

ARGYLE EQUESTRIAN HAIR BOWS

HOBBY HORSE

PONY BELT

ANIMAL TRANSPORTER WITH HORSE

Blue Ribbon Bows • $23

Deux Chevaux • $230

Joules • $60

Bruder • $34.99

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A girl can dream! ‘twas the night before Christmas, when all through the farm Equestrian fashionistas dreamed of sparkle & charm. The stockings were hung by the stall doors with care, In hopes that Sir Hermès soon would be there.

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The Warmbloods were nestled all snug in their stalls, With visions of Lanvin and Burberry shawls. Dappled Grey in her Horse Dress, Horse & Style in Fendi, Had just settled down looking savvy & trendy. A holiday toast that might get you saucy: “May your holidays be bright and your wishes be flossy!”

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1. Horse Brooch Lanvin • $1,285; 2. Selleria Horse Logo Zip Around Wallet Fendi • $630; 3. Peony Porcelain Horse Dress Mary Katrantzou • $1,445; 4. Graphic Print Cashmere Silk Scarf Burberry • $980; 5. Débridée Bracelet Hermès • $4,125; 6. Cheval Lusitanien Blanket Hermès • $3,525

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FROM OUR BARN TO YOURS

Editors: Molly Knott and Sarah Appel Production Assistant: Sam Shahbazi Designer: Martrese White

Photography: Arnd Brokhorst

Happy Holidays


Holiday Guide to Equestrian Style