Inside EN’s Holiday Gift Guide: Ideas for the Competitive Eventer

Does your loved one love nothing more than the feeling of galloping out of the start box? Your shopping list for the competitive equestrian may look a little different than for the casual rider. Here’s our list of everything we think competitive eventers need this holiday season, plucked from our 2022 Holiday Gift Guide.

Workout Shorts & Seamless Underwear in One

Photo courtesy of Eques Pante.

The struggle to put together a beautiful show outfit and avoid panty lines is real. Eques Pantes are unique equestrian underwear that’s designed to give a seamless look, plus all the benefits of athletic underwear. You could even wear these knee-length pants to a yoga class or on a run!

Lightweight Leg Protection

Photo courtesy of World Equestrian Brands.

Eventers are known for protecting their horse’s with intense gear– from heavy duty brushing boots to bell boots made from ballistic material. But sometimes, what you really need is a lightweight breathable wrap that protects from knocks and is breathable in hot weather.
That’s where these Equilibrium Stretch & Flex Flatwork Wraps from World Equestrian Brands come in. These leg wraps are made from unique breathable Stomatex that regulates the skin temperature during work.

A Unique Cooler for the Rider Who Has Everything

Photo courtesy of Horseware.

If there’s one thing to know about horse people, it’s that one hill we will die on is protecting our fave brands. Horseware has a cult following of equestrians who love their blankets (me included!). If you’re shopping for an equestrian who is all about Horseware, this Embossed Jersey Cooler will keep their horse looking sharp in between phases at their next event.

A Half Pad in Their Custom Cross Country Colors

Photo courtesy of World Equestrian Brands.

Eventers are die-hard color enthusiasts. Each rider has their own cross country colors and are constantly looking for more gear in those colors. This Mattes Platinum Half Pad from World Equestrian Brands can be customized into any color combination under the sun!

Keep Your Rider Safe this Holiday Season

Photo courtesy of SmartPak.

If your loved one is an eventer, then you’re probably familiar with that sinking feeling you get when your rider is on course and you hear there’s a hold due to a fall. If that sounds like you, consider this a present for your loved one and for yourself. The Hit Air Advantage Air Vest is the perfect compromise between comfort and security, as it activates only in the event of a fall.

A Saddle Pad That Always Looks Brand New

Photo courtesy of Iconic Equestrian.

Is your rider always washing those big, bulky saddle pads? The Iconic Equestrian 2-in-1 Saddle Pad will save them some effort. This unique saddle part has a breathable and shock absorbing top pad and a removable inner liner pad. This design keeps your horse’s back dry and comfortable while protecting your saddle pad from sweat or dirt build-up. The end result: a saddle pad that stays cleaner for longer.

Boot Crowns for the Dressage Queen

Photo courtesy of Boot Crowns.

The dressage phase of every horse trial gets a bad reputation for being boring. But there are eventers out there, like me, who love the dressage phase. For us eventing Dressage Queens, these boot crowns would be the cherry on top of our show outfits. These Boot Crowns offer the same fancy, big bucks style as custom tall boots for half the cost.

Cozy Winter Breeches

Photo courtesy of LG Moena.

For those equestrians who aren’t lucky enough to head down South for the winter, we scrape through the cold months with the help of warm winter breeches, like the LG Moena Silicone Full Seat Breeches. These highly insulated breeches have a softshell outer layer that even helps to block the wind!

The holidays are stressful enough. Get all of your holiday shopping done in one place thanks to our Nation Media Holiday Gift Guide! Click here to view the Gift Guide in full.

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