Shopping for a friend that's totally into horses?
Have no idea what to get them this year?
Then you're in luck, my dear, because the Holiday Cheer Project is here to save the day!
Normally, during this time of the year, I sort through some of my favorite people to shop with in the horse industry, but that gets tedious after a few years because, well, I'm only one person. One very, very broke person. *side eyes at my horse*
This year, I decided to change things up and do a little crowd-sourcing, as well. Some of these businesses I dropped on this list because I love them, others gave me a HUGE helping hand by submitting their businesses for the list.
A (totally not comprehensive) list of awesome online businesses that cater to horse people.
Everything is divided up by category and some of these amazing people are running holiday specials (which I've tried to list below but it's by no means a comprehensive list of specials, either).
If you submitted your business via my earlier blog post, thank you a ton! If you find yourself on this list with no idea how you got here, congrats! It means you've seriously got great stuff and someone recognized that.
***NOTE: If you've found yourself on this list, then here's a handy file full of marketing materials I've put together (including social media images and swipe files with caption templates) for you to use as you see fit. I've included Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram, and Google+, but if there's a social media site you're on that you'd like materials for, tweet me & I'll get you some asap.
***DISCLAIMER: If you purchase from one of the below mentioned businesses, I cannot make any guarantees about when your purchases will arrive. This is merely a list of amazing small businesses in the horse industry that I compiled to help spread a little cheer this holiday season, make shopping for your horse-y friends & family easier on you, and help lift up small equine businesses. Please check their individual shipping policies before purchase.
***ALSO ANOTHER DISCLAIMER: Nobody paid for this, nobody is giving me anything in exchange for their business's inclusion on this list, and none of these links are affiliate links (which means I don't stand to make a single penny if you buy from anyone here). I'm literally just doing this because I can.
Clothing & Accessories
Poplar Lane Equestrian
About Poplar Lane: At Poplar Lane Equestrian, our goal is to provide you with exceptional products and a shopping experience to match. Our collection has been carefully curated to include many products that can transition from the barn to everyday life seamlessly and stylishly. Located in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan.
About Rebridled: Re-bridled designs and sells equestrian inspired totes, fashion purses, and bags that are hand sewn locally using recycled equestrian materials which horse owners will clearly recognize. Re-bridled reuses old bags, rugs, or leather scraps, then adds vintage equestrian leathers as shoulder straps and decoration. Located in England, UK.
About Spiced Equestrian: Spiced is a lighthearted, fashion-loving company, that is totally in love with the equestrian lifestyle. We've made it our goal to bring the two together, and also create for riders and horse lovers something that is exclusive to them, but can be appreciated by all. By bringing something unique to every single item, we give you something truly special with which to flaunt your equestrian passion. We create fashion with equestrian spice. Located in Ontario, Canada.
Coupons/Discount codes/Promotions: Free shipping for orders over $99CAD/$85USD
Free Happy Belt with orders over $100USD/$130CAD until Dec 2.
Laura Fiddaman Photography
About Laura Fiddaman Photography: Specialist equine portrait photographer based in Suffolk. I want to capture the moments between you and your horse that you can cherish for years to come. Equestrian love, captured. Photographing you and your horse on site at your yard or at any chosen location.
Coupons/Discount codes/Promotions: Win a 2 hour photoshoot if you subscribe to the mailing list & get an additional entry by liking Laura Fiddaman Photography and liking and sharing the pinned offer!
Book your shoot before November 30th and quote 10OFFNOV for 10% discount on products & images.
Gift vouchers available for Christmas!
About Selah Works: We have always had a passion to bring people closer to their artistic inner person. When we became introduced to the adult coloring book world, we saw this as a chance to use our talents to co-create with yours. We create a canvas (not so blank), and you take the reins and let your creativity soar.
(Editor's note: I've been subscribing to their emails for a while & love their stuff.)
Juliana Haygert, Author
About Juliana Haygert: While Juliana Haygert dreams of being Wonder Woman, Buffy, or a blood elf shadow priest, she settles for the less exciting--but equally gratifying--life of a wife, mother, and author. Thousands of miles away from her former home in Brazil, she now resides in North Carolina and spends her days writing about kick-ass heroines and the heroes who drive them crazy.
(Editor's note: You should definitely give the Breaking series a try. It's one of the few books I've read about equestrians that respects the discipline & doesn't get everything wrong.)