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Virginia’s Horse Country is more than just an area; it’s a lifestyle. The gorgeous landscape, countless steeplechases and beautiful homes all make up some of the aspects of Horse Country. Living in Virginia, we all embrace the equestrian spirit and want to share it with others. To help you share it, we’ve compiled some of our most beautiful, handcrafted and useful gift ideas for an equestrian loving friend or loved one.
This beautifully chic country shirt makes a wonderful gift for a special woman in your life. It can be dressed up or down, and the ruffle detail gives off a flirty, yet sophisticated, look. This shirt can be paired with a Dubarry tweed vest or a favorite pair of jeans, making it versatile and practical for any occasion. Give a gift that you know will be worn over and over again. Shop here.
Everyone is always in need of some new accessories, especially a well-made Dubarry leather saddle handbag. This bag is the perfect complement to any country chic outfit and is available in a rich black and warm walnut color. For anyone attending equestrian events or enjoying Virginia wine country, this bag is perfect for carrying a phone, wallet and more. Intricately made, this bag has a combination of smooth and crushed leathers. Shop here.
The Riding Boot Salt & Pepper Shakers are charming and the perfect gift for any equestrian lover. Almost four inches tall, these boots are impressively detailed from the shoelaces to the buckles. On the heels of the boots you’ll find a plug for refilling. The pewter style will add the perfect equestrian touch to your table or tailgate. Shop here.
Dubarry Boots are a gift that shows you really put effort into finding the perfect pair. For a casual everyday shoe, the Waterford Ankle Boot is a great option, with a walnut colored leather exterior and waterproof GORE-TEX interior. For a more traditional look, try the knee-height Walnut Galway Country Boot with Dry Fast-Dry Soft leather, or the Sligo Boot in black or brown. These boots are known for their elegant, sleek style, as well as their durability. For someone who likes a little extra flair, try the Chinchilla Boot Liners that will also keep you warm and cozy. Shop here.
Our handcrafted, equestrian-inspired bracelets come in many different designs and colors to fit the unique styles of your horse-loving friends. The Blue Stirrup Iron Bracelet with turquoise stones and the Denim Blue Stirrup Iron Bracelet offer a simple but elegant look. The Stirrup Iron Bracelet in Buttercup is another stunning choice made out of American Alligator leather. These bracelets give you many options to choose from for a great gift. Shop here.
Get the collection of the beautiful 24K Gold Horse Bit bracelet, necklace and earrings for the horse-loving women in your life. Whether you get one or all pieces, they are truly stunning and a great way to personalize a look. The toggle clasp is easy-to-use and the handcast Gold plating will elevate any outfit. Shop here.
Be prepared to wow your friends and family at your next steeplechase tailgate or dinner party with this beautiful Beatriz Ball Equestrian Ice Bucket. Undeniably exquisite, it works great for serving chilled wine and drinks in style. The bucket is made from oven- and freezer-friendly aluminum alloy. This pairs perfectly with other equestrian-inspired bar items. Shop here.
A nice leather belt is a timeless gift. The Wiley Leather Hoof Pick Belt is an especially thoughtful one as the detailing and craftsmanship is seen on the weaving of the belt loops, and in the elegant design and the solid brass or nickel hoof pick. The leather only gets better with age, making it a lifelong gift. Shop here.
Everyone needs a good set of coasters, and this assortment will not disappoint. The Equestrian Leather Coasters by Chuck Pinnell are a favorite. For something a little more unique, try the Marble Coasters, which are made with tumbled botticino marble and show images of horses printed directly on the surface. The coasters are backed with cork and etch-proof. Celebrate equestrian spirit with every sip of your drink! Shop here.
We all love to personalize our homes with touches of our interests. These equestrian-inspired gift ideas for lovers of Virginia horse country make great keepsakes. Take your gifts to the next level with these wonderfully crafted and local items. Find even more gift ideas for equestrian lovers at our Wine & Country Shop.
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Wine & Country celebrates elevated living in Virginia Wine Country. Wine & Country Life, a semi-annual life & style magazine, and Wine & Country Weddings, an annual art book celebrating elegant Virginia weddings, are complemented by the Wine & Country Shop in Ivy, VA—a beautiful lifestyle boutique that brings the pages of the magazines to life. The Shop features over 40 Virginia artisans with everything from tailgating essentials and Dubarry attire to locally made foods and award-winning Virginia wines and craft beverages for your next event. Wine & Country covers the grape-growing foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains from Lynchburg to Leesburg, including points in between like Charlottesville and Middleburg. Ivy Life & Style Media also creates other projects, including CharlottesvilleFamily.com, a collection of local resources including a popular calendar of events, family services guides and features on education, health and family day trips for parents and teachers in Charlottesville, as well as the CharlottesvilleWelcomeBook.com a guide to resources for Charlottesville tourists and newcomers.