The holiday season is here, and if you’re shopping for the perfect present for the horse lover in your life, we have the ultimate list of gifts waiting for you below.
1. Old Smoke Clothing Company for horse racing fan apparel
I will openly admit that I hoard Old Smoke t-shirts: they’re so very soft, and the graphic design is so great. With witty, topical t-shirts, sweatshirts, mugs, and more, Old Smoke is a great place to shop for horse racing fan apparel this holiday season.
2. The Breeders’ Cup Shop for stylish clothing and more
If you’re looking for a present for the stylish racing fan in your life, the Breeders’ Cup shop is the perfect place to start. With chic clothing and home goods, it has something for everyone who loves an elegant touch. Even better? They’re having a massive holiday sale right now!
3. A junior membership to the Grayson-Jockey Club for the horse-crazy kid in your life
Get your favorite pony aficionado the perfect cuddly friend with a junior membership to the Grayson-Jockey Club Research Foundation. It’s a great gift for the kids in your life: not only are you helping horses with your purchase, but you’re also getting an adorable stuffed plush horse that the child can name and keep up with throughout the year.
4. Help them raise a glass to their favorite sport
The run for the roses is one of horse racing’s biggest events on the planet, so why not get the Thoroughbred fan in your life an iconic Kentucky Derby glass? You can get the 2020 version in the Kentucky Derby store, but I like to hunt for glasses from my friends’ birth years on eBay for an extra-personal touch.
It’s really hard to shop for horseback riders… so let Cavali Club do it for you! Four times a year, your favorite rider will receive a box full of goodies for both horses and humans, including lead ropes, art, leather conditioner, and more.
It always bothers me to put an icy-cold bit into a horse’s mouth in the winter; that’s where this nifty invention comes in. With a re-usable heat pack and a convenient carrying case, it’s a great way to make sure that your BFF is comfortable all winter long.
You definitely know someone who loves coffee, and if that person is also a horse lover, do I have some great news for you! Keeneland has its own signature blend of custom-blended beans made right in Lexington, Ky.
The Venn diagram of people who like to bet on horse racing and people who like to play poker is pretty close to a perfect circle, so why not shop with that in mind? These Kentucky-Derby themed playing cards are super cool, and I literally just ordered some for my dad to put in his stocking. (Dad, if you’re reading this, sorry about the spoilers!)
This is the sweetest little holiday onesie for a tiny future horse lover. I’m completely obsessed with it.
Know someone who’s always wanted a horse but doesn’t have the room? Why not give them the gift of a retired racehorse through sponsorship at the Thoroughbred Retirement Foundation? Your present will not only benefit off-the-track Thoroughbreds, but it will help incarcerated inmates get vocational training around equines to ensure a life outside of prison and a way forward in the future. What could be more beautiful than that?