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E Q UE S TRI A N TA S TE MA K ER:

Gift Wrapping

27 Gifts & Goodies 30 D I Y: Rustic Ornaments 32 Horse and Home

Kelsey Langsdale

Jenna R. Dana, Danielle Demers, Starfish Studios Photography, Jack Mancini, Cealey Tetley, L.V. Harkness, Rebecca Yuhasz Smith, Stevenson Brothers

12 Days of Christmas

11 Jewelry Box 14 Winter Wardrobe 19 Ornaments 20 Best Holiday Memory 22 Smug Mugs

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Danielle Demers

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Staff Picks

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Equestrian Style

Santa’s Stable

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All I Want for Christmas…

46 The Pony Set 50 Best of Barn Style 53 CYSI : Dazzling Dapples


It’s the most wonderful time of the year! A time when we reflect on what we are thankful for: our families, our friends and, of course, our horses. Once again, Horse & Style has searched for and found the best equestrian-inspired gifts for everyone on your shopping list – yourself included. As always, peace, love and horseshoes!

— The Horse & Style Team

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S TAFF PIC KS Samarcande Ornament, Hermès, more info on pg. 19

What do we love best? Check out these personal picks for holiday gifts from the H&S staff!

SARAH APPEL Publisher & Editor-in-Chief

“I love the combination of subtle elegance and obvious brand recognition of the Hermès Samarcande ornament.”

Haba Horse Baby Swing, Nordstrom, more info on pg. 48

E M I LY P O L L A R D Editor

“The Haba Horse Baby Swing is too cute! It is the perfect way for my one-year-old to be able to “ride a pony” just like her sister.”

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Padua Long Down Coat, AA Platinum, more info on pg. 14

DANIELLE DEMERS Art Director

“After braving a particularly chilly November in London, AA Platinum’s cozy Padua Long Down Coat is at the top of my Christmas list.”


City Vest, Asmar Equestrian, more info on pg. 15

Centennial Valley Reflections Print, Ashley Neuhof, more info on pg. 32

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“The “Centennial Valley Reflections” print by Ashley Neuhof caught my eye, it reflects the free spirit of horses and the wild beauty of nature.”

“I love the Asmar Equestrian City Vest’s red color, oversized collar and hood. I hope to find one under my tree this Christmas morning!”

Silver Tray with Snaffle Bits, L.V. Harkness, more info on pg. 35

Bridle Bag, Burberry, more info on pg. 44

TERRI ROBERSON Contributor

“I love handbags and this year, the Burberry Bridle Bag is my favorite. It is definitely at the top of my wish list.”

PA M M A L E Y Copyeditor

“The L.V. Harkness Silver Tray with Snaffle Bits is elegant, understated, and a perfect size for entertaining.”

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Starting December 13th and continuing each day for 12 days, Horse & Style will be gifting one of these fantastic items to our Facebook and Instagram communities.Visit horseandstylemag.com on December 13th to learn more!

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1. T-Shirts & Belts, Mango Bay Designs; 2. Nail Design Stamp Set, nail plates, nail file & cell phone case, Spiced Equestrian; 3. EIS COOL® Weather Chili/Grey Shirt & EIS Polartek Fleece Headband, Equi in Style; 4. Glass Pearl Charm Bracelet, Burlap Equestrian & Brown Horsebit Bangle, Hampton Ivy; 5. Custom Sun Hat, Riata Designs; 6. Wellington Wristlet, Tucker Tweed; 7. Bamboo Urban Pull Over, Asmar Equestrian; 8. Assorted Candles, Stable + Sea; 9. Saddle Pad and Ear Net Set, Fabulous Horse; 10. Talent Yarn Show Shirt benefiting Danny & Ron’s Rescue, Essex Classics; 11. Grasmere Pro Gtx Boots, Ariat; 12. Mantova Padded Jacket in Blue Splash, Novara Lady Poloneck in Blue Ink, Selena Ladies Full Seat Breeches

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Jewelry Box

Deck yourself in diamonds and pearls, Fa la la la, la la la la! ‘Tis the season to sparkle and twirl, Fa la la la, la la la la!

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1. 18K Horseshoe Pendant, Susan Robinson, $1,500; 2. Horse Ring,

Banana Republic, $38; 3. Fine Horseshoe Lariat Necklace, Giles & Brother, $250; 4. Coach Charm Bracelet, Coach, $95; 5. Equestrian Heritage Bangle, Banana Republic, $48; 6. Sterling Silver Spur Earrings, Silver City LA, price on request

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7. Heart-Studded Leather Double Wrap Bracelet, Tory Burch, $100; 8. Burnished Silver-Tone Earrings,

Valentino, $750; 9. Double Horse Ring, Jordan Askill, $225; 10. Horse Head Cufflinks, Deakin & Francis, $150; 11. Double Wrapped Riveted Bridle Bracelet, Burberry, $295; 12. Glass Pearl Charm Bracelet – Burlap Equestrian, Hampton Ivy, $18; 13. Boule Silver Boot Charm Bracelet, Gucci, price on request

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Jewelry, $133; 17. Brown Horsebit Bangle Bracelet, Hampton Ivy, $18


Winter Wardrobe Santa baby, just slip a Tory Burch Dress under the tree for me; Been an awful good girl, Santa Baby, So hurry with that Gucci scarf tonight. Santa Baby, an Asmar City Vest too, light blue; I’ll wait up for the Rebecca Ray bag, Santa Baby, So hurry with my KASK helmet tonight!

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1. Lexington Gloves, Fitzgerald Morrell, $225; 2. Padua Long Down Coat, AA Platinum, $290; 3. Claudia Silk Scarf, Ralph Lauren, $78; 4. Crossbody Bag, Rebecca Ray Designs, $99.99

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Cool Shirt, Equi in Style, $90; 12. Danny & Ron’s Dog Rescue Men’s Necktie, Essex Classics, $69.95; 13. Palermo Soho Bag in Burgundy, Stick & Ball, $1,250; 14. Waterbury Convertible Boot, Tory Burch, $695; 15. Dresssage Sweater Coat, Anthropologie, $188; 16. Melton Cape, Asmar Equestrian, $448; 17. Extra Large Equestrian Shawl, Gucci, $655; 18. Faux Leather Trimmed Trench, Ralph Lauren, $240

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Twinkle, twinkle, little tree, dress yourself with cheer and glee. Drape a strand of twinkling lights, that will shine oh so bright!

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1. 2016 Artist Signature Ornament, Breyer, $17.99; 2. Orn Rocking Horse (set of 2), Burton + Burton on eBay, $20/set; 3. Samarcande, Hermès, $300; 4. Horse Ornament, Botanic2Ceramic on Etsy, $14; 5. Pewter Horse Jumping Present Ornament, UniquelyEquineEtsy on Etsy, $21.15; 6. Rocking Horse Ornament, Home Decorating Wholesale, $9.52; 7. Barn Scene with Horse in Pasture Christmas Ornament, MariePayneStudio on Etsy, $9; 8. Horse Love Rustic Metal Christmas Ornament, rvmetalshop on Etsy, $10; 9. Vintage Fine Art Horse Metal Ornament, Zassle, $21.15


Best Holida Memory

Getting engaged on Christmas Eve! I was wrapping presents and Craig was sitting on the couch, chatting a little nervously. I wondered if he was breaking up with me.Then, he reached behind his back, pulled out a ring box, opened it to reveal a gorgeous, sparkly, flawless, amazing ring – and asked me to marry him! Beyond excited and screaming ‘MOM!’ I ran from the room to share the news.

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Taking my kids, Sophie and Ty, skiing in Beaver Creek last year is a great memory. All of us swishing down the mountain. Family being together over the holidays.That’s what it is all about! —WILL SIMPSON

My favorite holiday memory is about to unfold. It will be this December when the four of us – Angie (my wife), Marina (12-year-old daughter), Lucas (11-month-old son) and myself will be in Brazil for two weeks with my whole family.We will take the kids to the beach for a few days.We haven’t had time to take a vacation in a few years, so I’m really looking forward to this holiday season.

—GUILHERME JORGE

Photo Credits: Tina DiLandri Yates, photo © Starfish Studios Photography; Guilherme Jorge & family, photos © Jack Mancini & Cealey Tetley

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Cold barn days call for bundling up and staying warm. Pour yourself a warm beverage in one of these equestrian mugs, and keep your self toasty on the inside. The “Best Trainer” mug might just win you some bonus points from you trainer, and even bring your stirrups back after No Stirrup November!

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EQUES TRIAN TAS TEMAKER story by Alli Addison | photography by Jenna R. Dana

Gift Wrapping M

y mom has always had a knack for gift presentation. During my childhood, she was superbly talented in the art of wrapping gifts, stuffing stockings, strategic placement and timing, and allowing for the big gifts to steal the show. She made the holidays magical year after year. The holidays she created were not necessarily fancy, instead they were creative, crafty, resourceful and thoughtful. I can confidently say that she passed this trait onto myself, although I find during the holidays that I continue learning how to best juggle it all; making sure I create something spectacular for my young family, while still managing to enjoy the season.

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Gifting is one of the most joyful components of the holiday season. It is fun to give and equally fun to receive. So whether gifting a single present to a barn mate or compiling an entire presentation of gifts for your family, here are a list of tips to ensure the outside of the gift is just as thoughtful and splendid as the gift itself.

Start with the basics.

I’ve learned over the years, and from my mother, to build a gift wrapping supply of holiday, special occasion and gender-neutral materials. Always included is kraft paper, kraft bags in various sizes, plain white tissue paper and neutral ribbons. I am also a sucker for saving and reusing wrapping supplies, year after year. The beauty of simple, plain kraft products is comparable to a great pair of jeans or your favorite white shirt. It provides a good foundation to layer upon.

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These blank-slate wrapping supplies also allow you to get very creative and decorative in your wrapping.You can channel your inner Sir Alfred J. Munnings and sketch some equestrian-inspired doodles on your gifts or use them as a canvas for creative rubber horse-themed stamping and patterns. For ribbons, pay a visit to your nearby craft store and stock up on twine and yarn. It is affordable, looks great and pairs well with the more decorative ribbons when you layer.

Pick a unified color palette and stick with it.

Every year I pick a new color to work with. Typically these colors are hues that can be found within my home which aids in creating a cohesive look. As both a designer and a parent, I find it fun to create an impression under my tree and a noticeable color theme. I then comb the craft stores

for wrapping supplies that fall within that realm and begin to mix and match. There have been pastel years and vibrant years, but I find the older I become, the more I keep coming back to the traditional colors. More often than not, red makes its way into my holiday wrapping palette. From a child’s perspective red is noticeable, attention grabbing and exciting. And from an equestrian’s perspective, it is wonderfully classic and stately.

Be one with nature.

Nothing says home for the holidays like greenery. The same goes for your wrapping. The easiest way to add some festive life to your gift wrapping is to go outside and forage from the landscape. Magnolia leaves, eucalyptus twigs, olive leaves, small bunches of feed even… All are great ways to embellish a gift. This year I collected magnolia leaves from my landscape to place on my gifts. They are simple and


modern, yet eminently traditional, and give the gifts a true gentrified appeal. Tis also the season for major grooming. As my barn works to groom each horse into tip-top shape for winter and trims each horse’s tail, I find myself collecting the hair to create small decorative horse hair bows for gifts, pinching each in the middle with an elastic band and trimming the ends for a blunt cut. This simple and crafty equestrian element helps add major impact to a gift.

Get creative with gift tags.

This year I have chosen to make my gifts special, unique and personal by printing a series of pictures in black and white I have taken over the last year of the horses belonging to my barn mates. Rather than a simple name-based gift tag, each gift features a favorite photo I have taken.

An easy and affordable way to add to your gifting, snap some photos on your phone and have them printed at a nearby photoshop. On top of the gift they are already receiving, my barn mates and horse friends also receive a great photo of their fur baby, ready for framing. Being part of large barn has its pros and cons. The good certainly outweighs the bad, but it is inevitable that things will get misplaced. So I find myself putting name tags on everything. And I love the idea of replacing the common everyday gift tag with a brass name tag featuring the name of your horse or pony that can be used in the future.

Scour your tack room.

This year I found a hefty collection of old shoes the farrier had left behind, which I placed atop my larger packages. There is an antiqued and rustic

appeal to these, and a bit of luck too. The same goes for unused tack. We’ve seen the images of bits and irons being incorporated into equestrian-inspired gift wrapping, and while somewhat expected, the look truly is timeless.

Leave the big gifts exposed.

Of course we all dream of waking up and looking out our window to find the pony of our dreams standing outside, bedecked in the classic, glistening red ribbon. Whether it’s the pony you’ve always wanted (or wanted to give), a new saddle, the perfect custom boots, or the lustworthy helmet – when it comes to the big gift, there is no better surprise than seeing the gift in all its glory, entirely unwrapped. Happy holidays, happy shopping and happy wrapping.


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I’m dreaming of an equestrian Christmas, Just like the ones I used to know. Where my zebra clutch adds flare, and I can’t wait to wear My Stick & Ball wristlet in the snow.

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1. Irish Leather Eau de Parfum Spray, Memo Paris, $500; 2. Horse Large Pouch, Tory Burch, $350; 3. Wine Selection, Tamber Bey, starting at $20; 4. Enamel Jewelry Printed Bracelet, Hermès, $700; 5. Custom Key Chain, Boy o Boy Bridle Works, $50

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6. Unicorn Power Bank, Wattzup, $40; 7. Horsebit Leather Bracelet, Gucci, $350; 8. Horse Yoga 2017 Wall Calendar, Willow Creek Press, $69.95; 9. Standing Horse Antiqued Wood Trunk Box, horseloversgifts.com, $13; 10. Horse Holiday Cards, Purple Horse Designs, $25; 11. Zebra Clutch, Judith Leiber Couture, $6,295

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DIY by Danielle Demers

Rustic Ornaments Easy to whip up in an afternoon while listening to your favorite holiday tunes, these simple hand painted ornaments will add some equestrian cheer to your Christmas tree, gifts and greeting cards this season.

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• 2"–3" (diameter) Wood Slices pre-drilled with hole. Available from several Etsy Sellers:

placecardholdershop.etsy.com thesittingtree.etsy.com churchhousewoodworks.etsy.com

• Acrylic Paint

• Paint Brushes – in varying sizes

• Baker’s Twine, Ribbon or Yarn

• Scissors


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1. Wipe down the surfaces of the wood slices

with a slightly damp microfiber cloth to ensure that they are free of any dust before painting.

2. To create the background for your

equestrian-inspired artwork, paint the surface of the wood slice with a dark, solid color. I chose a deep cranberry to match the theme of my home’s Christmas décor. If you plan to use the ornaments as gift toppers, read Alli Addison’s wonderful article “Equestrian Tastemaker: Gift Wrapping” on pg. 23 to learn more about choosing a color palette for the gifts you give this season.

3. The background color may require 2–3

coats for full, even coverage. Allow the paint to dry at least 15–20 minutes between coats.

4. Using a lighter color (I chose a metallic

champagne gold) and a fine-tipped paint brush, begin painting your chosen equestrian motifs onto the discs. This design can be as simple or complex as you like, with a range from horseshoes, to snaffle bits, to fox silhouettes. It is easiest to start with the outline of the object, refining as you go. If a mistake is made, simply wipe away the wet paint with a damp paper towel, re-apply a bit of the darker background color if needed, and start fresh.

5. Thread some colorful baker’s twine

(available at craft stores or on eBay and Etsy) through the drilled hole at the top of the wood slice. Tie off the ends and snip off excess twine with scissors. Whether you decide to decorate your tree with these ornaments or to gift them to friends and family, they are sure to be a hit. I chose to do both, and just placed a second order for a set of wooden discs, which I plan to paint and give as little gifts with the Christmas cards I send out this year.

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1. Cheval Sconce, Jonathan Adler, $695; 2. Vintage Horse Pillow Cover, Jolie Marche, $35; 3. Leather Napkin Rings, William Sonoma, $6.95;

4. Bottle Opener, Arthur Court Designs, $25; 5. Centennial Valley Reflections Print 30"x40", Ashley Neuhof, $1,500; 6. Horse Head Match Strike, Jonathan Adler, $42; 7. Saga Dinner Plate, Anthropologie, $18; 8. Centennial Valley Montana Print 30"x40", Ashley Neuhof, $1,500; 9. Garrett Decanter, Ralph Lauren Home, $125; 10. CKI Anatole Woven Horse Statuary, Overstock.com, $101.99; 11. Polo Old Fashioneds, Ralph Lauren Home, $60; 12. Horse Head Pillow, Stick & Ball, $225; 13. Kipton Cocktail Picks & Holder, Ralph Lauren Home, $175

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Equestrian Style story by Laurie Berglie


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Table Trappings and Other Finery

Whether you’re hosting a large party or throwing a simple, intimate gathering, the following companies have a little something for everyone. But first things first – are you having a formal sit down soiree or a casual get-together? Will you be serving a full course meal with all the trimmings, or are you throwing a desserts-only, cookie swap sort of bash? After you’ve decided on the formality of your event, the fun part begins – the planning! Designing your table setting can feel a bit overwhelming, but the

friendly folks at L.V. Harkness are here to help. If you are lucky enough to live in Lexington, Kentucky, drop by their shop on West Short Street in the heart of downtown. Not close by? There’s always online shopping and customer service waiting to assist. For formal holiday festivities, L.V. Harkness recommends Julie Wear’s “The Imperial Horse,” a popular choice for dinnerware. “Inspired by 18th century Continental paintings depicting the Noble Horse of Royalty, Julie Wear presents high-spirited horses caparisoned in regal trappings, with ornamental saddles and bridles, and adorned with tassels. A dramatic background accented with gold, including hand-painted burnished gold cup handles, enhances the splendor of the magnificent Imperial Horse.” If you’re looking for some statement pieces to add to the table and in and around your serving areas, L.V. Harkness has you covered there, too. The silver oblong tray with snaffle bits cascading around the perimeter is the perfect backdrop for your cheeses, fruit, and other crudité. Another elegant piece giving a subtle nod to your equestrian passion is the Horseshoe 3-Bowl Server. The shoes connect at the toe and are large enough to hold a variety of candies, mints, or nuts.

L.V. Harkness Silver Tray with Snaffle Bits

Julie Wear "The Imperial Horse" Collection at L.V. Harkness

Personalized Touches

With tablescapes still in mind, we make our way to Seven Barks, a new company founded by Rebecca Yuhasz Smith of Rebecca Ray Designs. That’s right – Rebecca, the founder of one of our favorite equestrian lifestyle clothing and accessory brands, has started another company, and this time she has partnered with her brother. "We started Seven Barks because I had all of these wonderful images and antique archives that I have been

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collecting my entire adult life. My brother, Chris Yuhasz, has his own very successful printing and advertising company. We work together to cultivate vintage images and antique etchings to create a sporting lifestyle paper products company that carries dozens of exclusive equestrian and canine images, as well as a celebration of outdoor images, including fly fishing, hiking, golf, and sailing.” With Seven Barks, you can add intimate, customizable touches to your table. From place cards that can be personalized to napkin rings and equestrian and canine-themed place mats, you can easily mix and match to create the look you’re after. Since the majority of these products are disposable (and recyclable), there’s no need to stress should you spill your wine or peppermint hot chocolate! You can replace the mat immediately and continue the Christmas cheer! The Seven Barks line consists of the finest papers and materials, including Crane’s papers with luxury finishes and weights, and their signature “equestrian orange” underscores the Luxe Line of card-stock, featuring dozens of exclusive letter press images of animals. And in the Rebecca Ray spirt of “a company doing good while doing well," all of the paper products are assembled and packaged by a small sheltered learning workshop of differently-abled adults who are gaining valuable job skills from their paid experience.

It’s In The Details

When someone walks into my home, it’s pretty easy to tell that I am an equestrian, as photos and paintings of horses, as well as old tack, is proudly displayed throughout. There are times, however, that I look for subtle ways to share my passion, and will purchase décor, accessories, and the like, that don’t immediately scream, “horse girl!” A great way to do this is in the details,

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and an understated piece here and there does the trick. Sycamore Hill, an Etsy shop founded in 2010 by Kelly Galanos, specializes in hand-printed vintage silverware, and much more. Located in picturesque Louisville, Kentucky, Sycamore Hill is your one-stop-shop for all things bluegrass, horseracing, and equestrian. Specifically, I adore my Win-Place-Show spreader for its classy functionality and its nod to my love of horseracing. Another detail that shouldn’t be overlooked is the ambience, and there are multiple ways to achieve the jolly atmosphere you’re seeking. Of course, holiday music playing softly in the background helps, but, personally, I love lighting fragrant candles in every room. When I think of the holidays, I think of heavenly baked goods in the oven, but I mostly dream of evergreens and firs, gingerbread and cider. All this and more can be found at Candles Off Main, a company “off Main Street” on Solomons Island Road in Annapolis, Maryland, that specializes in luxury home fragrance. When owners Michael and Jenny were asked for some recommendations for that perfect holiday scent, they agreed that NEST, Thymes, and LAFCO’s new releases would create an ideal seasonal ambience. “Holiday,” by NEST Fragrances, is the quintessential holiday fragrance with a blend of mandarin orange, cinnamon, pine, and eucalyptus. “Birchwood Pine,” also by NEST, creates the aroma of a majestic winter forest by blending white pine, fir balsam, and birchwood over a base of rich musk and amber. “Frasier Fir” by Thymes, is a best-selling fragrance that features crisp Siberian fir needles, cedarwood, and relaxing sandalwood that will fill your home with a crisp, just-cut forest fragrance that evokes seasonal celebrations, holidays, and the winter solstice.

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Seven Barks' line of paper goods (also below)

Thymes "Frasier Fir" Candle, candlesoffmain.com


Sycamore Hill handprinted silverware, sycamorehill.etsy.com

NEST Fragrances "Holiday" candle, candlesoffmain.com

Last, but not least, is my personal favorite – “Tack Room,” by LAFCO New York. This candle features a rustic, open-air fragrance with notes of English leather and hay with a sheer amber finish. I think we can all agree that our real tack rooms are one of our favorite places to be, so why not invite the delicious smell that lives in that room into your home for your guests to sample and enjoy!

Show Your Appreciation Rebecca Ray Designs bridle stitch cuffs

LAFCO New York "Tack Room" candle, candlesoffmain.com

No guide to equestrian entertaining would be complete without our favorite picks for hostess presents. If you are attending a gathering at a friend’s house, it’s proper to bring along a small token to show your appreciation. A variety of the items mentioned above can serve as hostess gifts, such as Sycamore Hill’s hand-stamped silverware, which can be personalized for the individual. Both equestrians and non-equestrians alike will adore any of the scents from Candles Off Main, which feature more than 25 brands for convenient onelocation, online shopping. Rebecca Yuhasz Smith proudly presents a new product from Rebecca Ray Designs. Their new bridle stitch cuff is made from supple select leather, and is the perfect accent piece,

especially when worn with any of their select leather belts. All cuffs are made by their Master Harness Makers in the United States and come in nine different colors. They are regularly offered at $24.99, but Rebecca is offering a 20% promotional discount for Horse & Style readers! Use code: “Horsestyle” and save!

Eat, Drink & Be Merry

Hopefully this guide to equestrian entertaining has removed some challenges you may face when planning the perfect party. One last piece of advice is to remember to add personal, vintage touches. Dress up your bar cart with an old horse show trophy or stirrup cup, (they can hold straws or toothpicks). Adorn your hunting horn with a red tartan ribbon and hang it on a door knob or the back of a chair. It’s your home and your gathering, so it should be a reflection of you and your greatest passions. And finally, remember to enjoy yourself! As the hostess, it’s easy to get caught up in serving your guests, but take a few moments to partake of your favorite cocktail, live in the moment, and be merry! Photos © L.V. Harkness, Rebecca Yuhasz Smith, Candles Off Main, Sycamore Hill

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Trendy Trainer Reva Mini Chain Double Wrap Watch, Tory Burch, $395 Polly Bucket Bag, See by Chloe, $460 Horse Intarsia Knitted Dress, Fausto Puglisi, $635 Contraire Suede Boot, Tory Burch, $525 Nijinski "Grand Manege" Print Headband, Hermès, $530 Woven Horse Bangle Bracelet, Macys, $700

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All I want for Christmas… ...is just a little of everything! If you need the perfect outfit for your barn holiday party, family dinner, or just a night out with friends, we’ve got you styled. Holiday style doesn’t have to be ugly christmas sweaters and off-brand blouses from your grandma. Have a festive and fashionable holiday season. Hopefully you’ve been good this year!

Ambient Amateur Diamond Horseshoe Chain Earrings, Melissa Joy Manning, $360 Filet d'Or Bracelet, Hermès, $5,250 Barton Horse-Heel Mule, Tory Burch, $525 Houndstooth Checked Wool Jacket, Hillier Bartley, $1,865 Pleated Flared Jeans, Frame, $321 The Bridle Bag in leather and rivets, Burberry, $2,795

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Jovial Junior Rider Backpack, Horse + Nail, $955 Horsebit Twin Skull double wrap leather bracelet, Alexander McQueen, $400 Moto-Style Distressed Low-Rise Skinny Jeans, Balmain, $1,320 Tempo Jacket, Ronner Design, $760 Pati Stirrup Scarf, Ronner Design, $160 Jolie Riding Boot, Tory Burch, $495

Pony Mom Printed Geranium Silk Scarf, Gucci, $465 Motina Vachetta Leather Boot, Polo Ralph Lauren, $498 Le High Flare Benedict Canyon Jean, Frame, $227 Leather Biker Jacket, Balenciaga, $2,575 Gold-Tone Crystal Bracelet, Gucci, $920 Lei Selleria Roman Leather Boston Bag, Fendi, $2,700

Gorgeous Gent Multistrap Horsebit Bracelet, Gucci, $580 Flagship Heritage Collection Stainless Steel Watch, Longines, $1,675 Horseshoe Print Shirt, Dolce & Gabbana, $695 Slim Jeans, Gucci, $529 Horseshoe Buckle Belt, Dolce & Gabbana, $445 Washed Leather Monk Strap Shoes, Shoto, $531

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Barnstyle is dedicated to enhancing and celebrating equestrian style from stable to home. We strive to source clothing and accessories that appeal to both rider and non-rider a like. This handpicked collection of items not only reflects our personal favorites but also some of our best sellers this year that make wonderful gifts for any family, friend or loved one. Horse enthusiast or not, everyone loves the glamour associated with the equestrian lifestyle and these products symbolize just that.

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Looking to fill the time before your little one can join in the lead line or pony classes? Search no further than CRYSTAL, the first Swarovski Crystal rocking horse, a collaboration between the Stevenson Brothers and Fernandes Exquisite Creations. With over 82,000 crystals, tack in customizable colors and standing twelve hands-high, she is the perfect first mount for any child. And not to worry that you might miss out on the fun, CRYSTAL’s exceptional craftsmanship means she is sturdy enough to be ridden by children and adults. Imagine that excitement on Christmas morning! £98,400/$122,464 | Stevenson Brothers & Fernandes Exquisite Creations | www.stevensonbros.com

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