Under the Christmas Tree Gift Guide 2021

Country gift ideas

Are you looking for some Christmas shopping inspiration this year?

I have put together a little list of my top gifts, some I already have the pleasure of owning and some I hope might be under my tree this year!

Horse Shoe Hearts

Not only do Horse Shoe Hearts make incredible gifts out of old horse shoes they also do a beautiful home range, which any horse lover would be happy to fill thier homes with. Now I dont have an Aga (I can dream for one day) but I do love these and they are great for popping hot pots when dishing up.

The “Spring Dreaming” Aga Covers/Chefs Pads are part of the ‘Spring Dreaming’ Range which is designed exclusively from their own artwork. A quaint & quintessentially British repeat pattern of a sleeping horse, bluebells and pair of swallows.

These handy aga covers have many uses in the kitchen and look fantastic in any home. Made from a natural linen union fabric with slate grey binding and loop. They are Designed and manufactured here in the UK.

(10% of our “Spring Dreaming” textiles range will be donated to World Horse Welfare via Work For Good)

Tartin Fox

What’s not to love about Tartin Fox!

Everthing is handmade and all have a countryside theme. Each item is unique and most items feature a certain countryside critter…be it a horse, fox, hare, Jack Russell, labrador or chicken! These animals are designed and appliqued, using an array of vintage and modern fabrics, having a patchwork effect.

You may even notice some of my bespoke linings added to her designs, as I donate my off cuts to be used up in these magical creations.

FruitBat Textiles

I adore these Hand Woven Fabric Cufflinks.

Hand made using offcuts from there hand dyed and woven fabrics, each pair is completely unique and is the perfect way of reducing wastage.

These beautiful cufflinks come perfectly presented in a little gift box, ready for you to wrap up for a loved one!

Knights of the middle England

Now if you want to give some one an experience rather than a physical gift this is perfect! I have had the pleasure of doing both the archery and sidesaddle with the Knights of the middle England and It was incredibale, I am counting down the days till I can go back and do it again. It is perfect for everybody as the can cater for all abilities.

Horse Archery Lessons

From ancient warfare to modern sport, have you ever wondered what it would feel like to gallop (or walk & trot!) along on your horse – bow in one hand, arrows in the other, as you ride along loading your arrow and shooting to hit the bullseye of the target?! Well, now is the time!

Taught by qualified and experienced horseback archery instructors, you will first learn to use your bow from the ground learning to nock and shoot your arrows using the special thumb draw technique. Then mount one of our specially trained horses and practise nocking on the move as you ride down the archery run unleashing your arrows upon the targets.

Side Saddle Lessons

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to ride side saddle? Conjuring images of elegant women in flowing skirts straight from a scene of Downton Abbey, this traditional discipline has a rich and interesting history. But, is it easy to balance, and how comfortable is it compared to riding astride? Well, now you can find out!

Whilst the beautiful dresses or ‘habit’ are often the appeal for some, the good news is they are absolutely not necessary to be able to start learning! However, we do have skirts available to ride in!

Whether on one of our schoolmaster horses or, on your own horse our experienced and qualified side saddle instructor will guide you through the basics and help you progress your side saddle riding whether for fun, showing, dressage, jumping or even hacking and XC!

Cathy’s Chocolates and Cakes

The Hot Choc Shot Stirrer is A must have stocking filler! Avalible in White, Milk or Dark chocolate. Just simply add hot water and stir away to melt the most beautiful hot chocolate, silky smooth and full of flavour. As you can tell they are a favorite in my house.

Cathy makes lots of other super tasty chocolates and cakes to satisfy every sweet tooth’s need and Christmas is the perfect excuse to indulge in such delights.

Apt Cavalier

There’s nothing better than a good pair of leggins in my opinion and the ‘Power +’ leggins tick all the boxes for me.

These leggings are highly supportive yet flexible and comfortable. The material is breathable, dries quickly and transports moisture away from your skin. It is soft to the touch but strong and holds your curves in without constricting you in the saddle. Plus they are multi-use and can be worn for riding, running, going to the gym, walking the dog, climbing mountains and they have pockets!

These leggins are the perfect christmas gift for any one being so versitile and stylish you can’t go wrong.

Happy Shopping! Odette x


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