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The Best Gifts for Horseback Riders in 2023

Mercedes Mclean

‘Tis the season for gifting! We want to help you find the perfect gift for your barn BFF, superstar coach, horse-crazy S.O., Pony Club child, or horse show support squad!

At Ride iQ, we have been on the lookout for the best equestrian products and businesses for months! We read articles, asked our friends, and polled the community about the best tried-and-true equestrian products to help us curate the gift ideas below.

From riding apparel for both horse and rider to gadgets to keep them on the cutting edge, these gifts will have their eyes lighting up like a horse girl in a tack store.

Looking for something specific? Shop this guide by the categories below:

  • Stocking Stuffers
  • Ride iQ Member Picks
  • Riding Apparel
  • For the Horse
  • Shop Small
  • For Your Barn Fam
  • For Your Coach
A gift guide graphic with 6 recommended stocking stuffers for horseback riders.

Stocking Stuffers: (1) HandsOn Grooming Gloves, (2) Epona Tiger’s Tongue Horse Groomer, (3) AriatTEK Slimline Performance Socks, (4) CWD Leather Conditioner, (5) Red Bucket Equine Rescue Donation, (6) Custom Bridle Tag

A gift guide graphic with 6 recommended gifts for horseback riders.

Ride iQ Member Picks: (1) Ride iQ Membership Gift Card, (2) SPIbelt with Window, (3) SmartPak Equine SmartCookies, (4) Kerrits Fleece Lite II Knee Patch Tight, (5) Shokz OpenRun Pro Bone Conduction Headphones, (6) “Still Horse Crazy After All These Years” by Jim Wofford

A gift guide graphic with 6 recommended riding apparel gifts for horseback riders.

Riding Apparel: (1) Le Mieux helmet cover, (2) The Brave Pants Full seat riding tights, (3) Clever with Leather Hoofpick Belt, (4) MacWet Short Climatec Sports Gloves, (5) Tasc Apex Brushed 1/4 Zip, (6) Bogs Classic Waterproof Insulated Winter Boots

A gift guide graphic with 6 recommended gifts for horseback riders that are especially for their horses.

For Your Horse: (1) Rambo® Grand Prix Waterproof Fleece 1/4 Sheet, (2) LeMieux® EuroJump Saddle Pad, (3) Ophena S Magnetic Safety Stirrups, (4) Square Bonnet with Custom Colors, (5) Epsom Deluxe PN Halter (6) Custom Ribbon Browband

A gift guide graphic with 6 recommended "shop small" gifts for horseback riders.

Shop Small: (1) Dreamers & Schemers riding socks, (2) CAHG Crewneck, (3) Equi-prism custom stall guard, (4) Similar mug, (5) Haybales & Barbells Resistance Bands Set + guide, (6) DISTAL STEEL Thread Cleaner

A gift guide graphic with 6 recommended gifts for a horseback rider's barn family.

For Your Barn Fam: (1) Personalized My Equi Art / Portrait, (2) Equinelox horse hair jewelry, (3) Hairy Pony brush, (4) PREMIER EQUINE MANURE SCOOP & RAKE, (5) The Collected Pony Stock Tie, (6) Milton Menasco ‘BLACK STALLION' Black Dad Cap

A gift guide graphic with 6 recommended gifts for a horseback rider's coach.

For Your Coach: (1) Gala Equine CUSTOM COTTON BRIDLE BAG, (2) Cambox V3+ Helmet Camera, (3) Spa Day gift certificate at your local spa, (4) Jump 4 Joy jumps or arena equipment, (5) tickets to an upcoming equestrian event or masterclass, (6) Gobi Dune Heated Vest

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