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Horsemanship • Culture • Style

Christmas Gift Guide 2017

By Ingrid Schulz & Jenn Webster

Something for everyone.

(Well, at least those who make it onto the “Nice” list anyways!)


Gifts of the West CAMPFIRE MUGS These adorable campfire mugs from Tonic Equestrian are the perfect gift for the equestrian who has everything! Two styles to choose from. “The Barn is Calling” is a 10-oz enamel mug that is the ultimate for camping, horse shows, the trailer, etc. Get your favourite before they’re gone! ($15.99 each) www.tonicequestrian.com

COWBOY CROSSINGS TICKETS The most significant cowboy art and arts show on the continent, held at the premier western museum of the world means a win/win weekend for any western aficionado. (from $75.00) nationalcowboymuseum.org/cowboy-crossings

modern-day cowgirl Kristin Allen, this flask would be a perfect choice for any cowgirl (message for pricing) www.facebook.com/twistedkleather

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wild rag is something everyone will appreciate this Christmas! Made by cowboys, for cowboys (or cowgirls!), each is crafted with quality fabric and thread, one scarf at a time. www.browncreekranch.com/wild_rags.htm

Callaghan Creative Co.

BUCKING HORSE MOON FLASK Designed and crafted by

BROWN CREEK WILD RAG A beautiful silk


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HER LIMITED EDITION GiGi New York, Italian leather, limited edition of 50 only! This crossbody hand bag features a light grey background, zip-top closure, detachable strap with buckle & 27” drop with small interior pocket. Featuring the extraordinary images of Shannon Lawlor’s art ‘Hangtime I & II’ in one bag. Pre-order for holiday giving 403.836.2284 or info@shannonlawlor.com.

COZY SLOUCH SWEATER This adorable (and comfortable!) fleece “slouch” sweatshirt from Rodeo Tuff is feminine, cozy and versatile. It’s designed with an exceptionally plush fabrication, in a classic pullover fit with a wide neck that can be worn pulled off the shoulder. ($68) www.rodeotuff.ca

CATTLE CAIT “SMITTENS” Embrace the cold this winter! These handmade, fully lined 100% wool mittens, with repurposed fur cuffs are individually crafted by prairie girl, Cait Bascom from needlepoint, vintage plaid and authentic Hudson’s Bay blankets. ($90-$140) www.cattlecait.com


Callaghan Creative Co.

PAIGE LEATHER Inspired from classic Old West style, fused with the trappings of modern day fashion forward cowgirls Paige Leather creates timeless hand crafted, one of a kind fine leather goods. Proudly designed in Alberta, Canada each unique purse, belt and bracelet is its own form of western couture wearable art built to last the ages. www.paigeleather.com Christmas Gif Guide

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HER DOUBLE LACE TURQUOISE BOLO A staple for any cowgirl’s collection, to be dressed up or worn casually. Made in the U.S. in small quantities. ($59.99) www.codyandsioux.com

WOOL KIM HAT This trendy wool cap Back on Track® is perfect for cold winter days. The fabric contains Welltex® technology; which you’ll find offers therapeutic benefits to help to stimulate blood flow and relieve aches, pains, and migraines. ($39) www.botcanada.com

COFFEE & HORSES Look fabulous no matter where you are in this stylish, easy to wear top from Tonic Equestrian. Designed to drape comfortably over the body with a wide neck and ribbed waist, this flattering shirt is an essential for any fashionable equestrian! ($44) www.tonicequestrian.com

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HISTORICAL READ

Ranching Women in Southern Alberta is penned by fourth generation Alberta rancher, Rachel Herbert. A historical examination of the routines and realities of women’s lives on family r anches during the pioneer period and beyond. ($29.95) www.indigo.ca


1” and 1 1/8” thicknesses available!

The Performer 32” x 32”

Gerald Alexander

“Mr. Two Year Old” - 15 horses that were started with Gerald have advanced to NCHA Open Futurity Finals

100% Pure Wool Saddle Pads...Protecting your young horse’s back! • Handcrafted in the USA! • 870.389.6328

Christmas is coming, and it’s hard to know, what to get a horse person that’ll make them say “Whoa! This is my passion - my dream come true! A career helping people - and horses too!” Where does this come from? Is there such a combination? It exists and its real, at the Equine Connection! Five days of learning and a family on top, plus the whole business part - which makes it tiptop! No reinventing the wheel, we’ve set you for success, We have built your foundation and give in excess! So, on Dasher, on Dancer, on Prancer and Vixen on Comet, on Cupid, on Donner and Blitzen! Get them a course where they need no translator, a complete package career as a facilitator! pac A course that’s for them, as much as for all, Today is the day, so hurry and call!

403-560-1153

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HIM

ROUGHSTOCK HOODIE This two-ply design, over-the-head hoodie from Rodeo Tuff features a matching drawstring, hood with reinforced pouch pocket. ($69) www.rodeotuff.ca

Wheeled Skid STeer Kubota’s all new wheeled skid steer with factory cab comes in two sizes to choose (from 65-75 horse power) and features hand controls. Starting at $49,999. www.tractorland.ca

PEACEMAKER HAT Part of Resistol’s officially licensed John Wayne collection, this hat is a faithful recreation of a hat an 1880s drover might wear. ($165.00) www.resistolhat.com

SPUR LEGACY Dominic Valine Spurs and Silver offer personalized sweet iron bits and silver spurs. Plus, all their products are Canadian made! Find them on Facebook or 780-831-4439.

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SUNDOWNER HORIZON 8018 The ultimate gift of luxury can be found in this beautiful three-horse trailer by Sundowner. Bask in the stunning Blue Orion backsplash and dark walnut Alder, plus a dinette and gorgeous leather theatre seats to relax in while watching a movie! (Call for pricing) www.desertsales.ca

Your BEST Source for Pre-Owned and Clearance Equipment and Clothing for Horse & Rider SHOWROOM / WAREHOUSE: #116, 5050 - 106 Ave. SE • Calgary, AB Phone: (403) 719 - 2154 Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday 9 to 6 Thursday 9 to 7 • Saturday 9 to 5 Sunday 12 to 5 • Closed Statutory Holidays Visit thetackcollector.ca Consignment Drop Offs by Advance Appointment Only @ thetackcollector.ca

for your country life

Beautiful Handmade Gifts!

Okotoks, AB starboundhorses@hotmail.com • starboundhorses.ca Follow me for daily updates and products!

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Lil’ Bucka~ roos

WAPSI BUCKAROO BABY MOCS Who can resist our super-cute baby mocs, with a distinct western influence and desert colors. Made in the U.S. of cowhide. ($75.00) www.codyandsioux.com

BABY ONESIES These super soft and comfy brown onesies sport a selection of western-themed and original artistic image. Made in the U.S. of organic fabric. ($65.00) www.codyandsioux.com MINKY BABY BLANKET Spoil your littlest cowgirl (or boy) with a soft teal, dimple minky paired with teal Navajo print cotton baby blanket. Handmade by Starbound Horses & Western Gifts, these blankets are excellent in the crib, stroller, car seat and for traveling to horse shows. ($50) www.starboundhorses.ca

SPIRIT TOYS

Do you have a little one who’s in love with the Netflix blockbuster, Spirit Riding Free? Bar T5 Trailers & Tack is now carrying a plethora of Breyer horses, featuring all your child’s favourite characters from the show, allowing Spirit fans to reenact their favourite scenes! www.bart5trailers.com

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Home Decor

ENGRAVED ROLLING PIN

This gorgeous walnut rolling pin is a wonderful and original gift for your kitchen chef and adds a great western element to your dĂŠcor ($27.95) find on ETSY.

PILLOW CASES Add some equestrian flair to your bedroom! These quality Canadian-made pillowcases featuring unique artwork from Tonic Equestrian are created exclusively as they are ordered. (Styles start at $30.00) tonicequestrian.com

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CHRISTMAS

FUN! NEW!

Gift ideas

MIX & MATCH

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sets ★Horse Holsters for your phone

★Matching Hay Nets

EQUINE SCENT CANDLES

Fantasy blends ranging from fly spray, to barn smells, and peppermints and carrots, these equine scents will leave you remembering the morning’s ride with a warm, fuzzy feeling. Made in the U.S. with all natural soy wax. ($24.95) greyhorsecandles.com Christmas Gif Guide

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Home Decor

WINDMILL CEILING FAN Bring a bit of the ‘ole home place into your new digs with these rustic, made to order ceiling fans. Handmade in the U.S. (from $3,000) windmillceilingfans.com

WESTERN TOWELS A handmade towel set from Starbound Horses & Western Gifts makes a delightful addition to any kitchen or bathroom. A perfectly thoughtful gift for your horse lover with living quarters! ($40) www.starboundhorses.ca

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HORSE NOW WITH COLOUR!

The ever-popular Back on Track® Mesh Rug with mesh neck piece is now available in a variety of colours! Navy Blue / Wine Red / Hunter Green / and Chocolate Brown. This blanket can be used all year round. The Mesh Rug has a lining of polypropylene fabric infused with Welltex®. On the exterior, the rug has a thin mesh layer for maximum breathing qualities. (promotional price, while quantities last $299) www.botcanada.com

NO BOWS The Back on Track® No Bows should be a staple in every tack room. These wraps give your horse’s leg support, while promoting circulation to prevent the leg from swelling. The No Bow features sewn-thru channels which are easier to apply and have much softer edges. ($79) botcanada.com

COLT STARTING DVD Learn the steps that 2017 Rocking Heart Ranch Colt Starting Challenge Grand Champion, Alex Alves, uses to start his own horses. His system will put you on the right track to build a solid foundation and achieve a successful first ride. ($60) www.hatcreekperformancehorses.com

COMPRESSION WRAPS

BELLS WITH STYLE Unique individual designs give your horse protection and style with these bell boots available from Classic Equine. Constructed of 2520 denier DynoHyde material with a dense shock absorbing center and soft jersey lining, these boots are water repellent and stain resistant. www.equibrand.com

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Do you have an equine companion that suffers from chronic edema? Cellulitis? Or a tendon injury? Horse legs can benefit from “adding an extra pump for circulation,” especially if your horse is confined in a small area for two or more hours. EquiCrown® compression wraps (ACTIVES or FIT style) as well as the made-to-measure wraps provide precisely defined compression from the hoof up. EquiCrown® compression wraps provide the correct compression in every application, assist in lymph and overall leg circulation, are breathable and durable, and meet the needs of all horses from Olympic athletes to the family steed. The owners and staff of Strathcona Ventures are specialists in advising you how to measure your horse for EquiCrown® compression wraps, and which model is best for your horse. (See website for colors, options and prices). www.equicrowncanada.com


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Western inspired gifts for everyone on your list (Well, at least those who make it onto the "Nice" list anyways!)

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