[AD] As a Brand Ambassador for TRI Equestrian, I reached out to ask them would they be willing to feature in one of my gift guides for the 12 Days of Giftmas – as a way to support an Irish equestrian retailer and bring some great products and deals to you!
Welcome to Day Nine of the 12 Days of Giftmas by Inside Track Eventing – the ultimate Equestrian Christmas Gift Guide! Each day for the 12 days, I will be bringing you a range of Christmas gift ideas for the horse lovers in your life, each day centred around a specific theme – that will hopefully provide some inspiration for your Christmas gift shopping, or your own Santa list!
You can find the entire gift guide for every day here – why not bookmark it so you can come back to it each day, or use it as your inspiration when doing your Christmas shopping?
The theme for Day Eight of the 12 Days of Giftmas is One Trip and You’re Done. We all have our favourite brands, and we all know exactly what we want for Christmas, or want to get for someone else for Christmas – but often we have to go to multiple places or websites to get them! Unless that is, you shop with an equestrian retailer who has a wide range of products, for all styles tastes and budgets – and also happens to be launching some epic Black Friday deals! Shopping with an equestrian retailer is truly a ‘one trip and you’re done’ – whether the trip is in person to your local store, or online if that’s your preference or COVID restrictions don’t permit you to go in-store.
As I am a Brand Ambassador for TRI Equestrian, and have shopped with them for many years, I asked them to ‘take over’ today’s gift guide, and had their staff tell me their ‘top picks’ for Christmas gifts this year. To make things even better, TRI Equestrian have 20% off everything sitewide (excluding wormers and stable mats) starting tomorrow, Wednesday 25th November, until Wednesday 2nd December.
So read on for some fabulous gift ideas, check them out on the site (the items are linked in each heading), and grab yourself a bargain (and maybe a cheeky gift for yourself) tomorrow when the sale starts! Current prices do not include the 20% discount, which will be applied at checkout. TRI Equestrian also ship internationally, if you’re outside of Ireland and fancy a bargain.
Did you know that TRI Equestrian offer embroidery services? You can get your own items embroidered, or even better, why not get the item from them and have it embroidered too, to save you time? You can get everything from rugs/coolers, saddlepads, fly veils and a wide range of rider clothing embroidered – whether it’s a gift for a yard owner, professional rider, farrier or other service provider who deserves some snazzy branded kit, or for an amateur or young person who would love a branded saddlepad with their horse’s name on it! TRI Equestrian recently did some embroidery work for Cian O’Connor and Karlswood Stables, and the results are stunning! To get your embroidery order in, simply contact Sales on +353 45 435 020, or call in store if restrictions allow.
Oh sweet divine cosiness, this is the ultimate sweater for, well… every occasion. This teddy sweater has an extra high neck, which is high enough when fully pulled up to completely cover your face in terror as you pay your next horse’s vet bill, or hide from your adult responsibilities in life to go play ponies. Soft and snuggly, just what we need in winter. The Covalliero range is great quality and very affordable, so if you’re looking to explore this brand further, check out some of the other bits they have in stock on TRI Equestrian here. My favourite item from the range is the Long Quilted Coat which is less than 100euro and can be zipped up to ride in!
I feel like in my gift guide I have neglected the male equestrians a little bit – but the good news is, TRI Equestrian have not! The Harcour Mens Roberto Parka Jacket has quilting as well as polyfil lining for maximum comfort during cold winter weather, zipped pockets and removable hood. It is wind-resistant, waterproof (to 8000m, which means it is actually waterproof), breathable (3000mm) and has watertight seams. The inner cuffs are made from polyamide to keep out the cold and retain a constant body temperature. It has a double zip meaning it can also be worn riding, or just out and about!
Oh, such a pretty jacket… I think this is the one I would have picked had I not already got my coat for the winter! The Dublin Amy Parka is a technical waterproof, windproof and breathable long lined parka jacket that is seam sealed, with a full inner quilted lining for warmth. Funnel high neck with detachable quilted hood for versatility and side hem zips for freedom of movement. Two way front zip with snap closure and storm guard, chest and hand zip pockets on each side and internal hidden pockets. Underarm mesh vents for breathability. And look how pretty the colour is! You can get this for just over 85euro with the 20% discount from TRI Equestrian!
Want a beanie hat that’s stylish, and functional? Well look no further than Jack Wolfskin. Warm, windproof and stylish – the Narita ticks all the boxes. The hat is lined with super soft, windproof fleece to keep your head warm and cosy when you’re out and about in icy cold winter weather. With its pretty knitted look and playful faux fur pom-pom, this stylish hat is a must-have accessory for the winter season.
It’s so FLUFFY I’M GONNA DIE! Look how cosy these boots are, no more cold frosty toes in winter, and the epitome of style with the Harcour Karl Boots. I feel like they’re almost too pretty to wear to the yard, but I would honestly wear them everywhere I went, all winter if I had a pair of these.
Not forgetting young people this Christmas, Covalliero have also come out with some beautiful items for kids (or very small adults!), and TRI are stocking them! The quality and beautiful design of the adults line clearly comes through in the junior line too – with the added benefit of being machine washable, making it very practical for the parents! The jacket features an extra-high collar with soft fleece inner layer, 2-way zip fasteners, a knitted cuff at the wrist, two handwarmer pockets, and is water resistant.
A Samshield Premium Helmet
Ah, Samshield, the stunning helmets that we all lust after. Why not take 20% off a Samshield Premium Helmet in the sale, or go for a Miss Shield Shadowmatt Premium Hat? And while you’re there, check out some of the BEAUTIFUL rider wear they have, like this Samshield Philomene Shirt which I have seen in person and absolutely LOVE! Also, don’t forget with Samshield you buy the liner separately – you can find them here.
An incredible gift for anyone at Christmas has got to be a pair of high quality country boots made to last. The Dubarry Glanmire waterproof leather country boots combine form with function; elegant and stylish knee high country boots for women, which offer high performance and versatility, with a practical elasticated lacing system at the calf. Really stunning with lovely detailing, perfect for yard, country or walking around the town or village.
My Personal Picks & Favourite Items
As I am a Brand Ambassador for TRI Equestrian, I thought I would also share some of my favourite items that I have either been lucky enough to be given by TRI, or have purchased myself over the years. Here are my faves and top picks!
- Turfmasters Show Jacket – this is my show jacket for the last 5 years!
- Harcour Jalisca Breeches – I live in these, and they’re water repellent (not for heavy rain though)
- Kurasyn 360x – the supplement that has kept Paddy sound this year
- Arkle Full Neck Heavyweight Turnout Rug – this is the one I have for Flash!
- Turfmasters Pro Whitening Shampoo
- Cowboy Magic Green Spot Remover
- Tesoro Leather Headcollar
- Tigers Tongue Grooming Sponge
- Tesoro Energy Pad
And if after all that, you still want more ideas on what to buy – check out TRI Equestrian’s Christmas Gift Guide for more ideas on what to buy for others (or yourself!).