If you struggle for ideas when it comes to buying Christmas presents for friends and family members, or indeed your horse, we're here to help. In the first of a series of gift guides, here are some winning ideas that  are sure to raise a smile on Christmas Day...


  1. Gloves  

These Grey Tartan Snaffle Bit Gloves from Carrots are ideal for the fashionista and feature an eye-catching grey, white and black checked upper and a practical black colour on the palm. Adorned with a snaffle bit decoration, they will let the world know you are a horse lover with subtlety, whether you are at the yard or hitting the high street. 

So say no to cold hands at the start of 2014 and grab your pair of Carrots gloves. Prices start at £20 per pair.

For more information on the Carrots Country Collection visit www.carrotsuk.com


  1. Christmas Jumper 

Joules do some lovely tops and jumpers that are festive AND warm. Why not get your Christmas jumper all ready now? This intarsia jumper is crafted for a super-soft feel with a cute character on the front for £69.95. Go to http://www.joules.com/ and check out their range. 









  1. Horse magazine subscription 

An annual subscription to Horse magazine is an excellent gift. Make sure your horsey friends never miss out on an issue by having it delivered to their door. Plus, subscribe today and you could qualify for a great new gift – a HiHo silver bracelet worth £35. To find out more visit: www.subscription.co.uk/horl/E012

  1. Horse Treats

Supalyx Tasty Treats from Nettex are available in a choice of three flavours – Sugar Lump, Mellow Mint, Apple Blush, Carrot Cake. The treats are hand held, mini licks that are in re-sealable pots and can be used for any number of purposes – or to just show lots of love over Christmas! A 650g tub costs £3.

For stockist information, visit www.nettexequine.com


  1. Winter warmer       

Keep your horse snug this winter by treating him to a cosy stable rug. Masta's Avante 120 stable rug is made from plain Oxford weave 210 denier polyester. The rug has channel quilting with 120g of thermal insulating filling, so the horse stays warm and cosy.

Also featured is a twin surcingle front fastening and a wither pad. Priced at around £42.50, the Avante 120 stable rug is available in red. Visit http://www.masta.co.uk/homepage/