BY LAURA OWENS
Radio stations have begun to blast holiday music over the airwaves, and it’s the time of year that equestrians enjoy cozying up to catalogs and perusing gaggles of goodies for horse and rider. Northern Californian based amateur rider, Laura Owens, is here today to showcase a few products that stood out to her in terms of quality, design and price.
I discovered Ellany at Harrisburg this year, and fell in love with the company’s high quality products offered at an incredible value. Immediately I had to purchase the $35 Black Stable Belt, which has a surcingle clasp and slider that make for easy adjusting. Included in the price is a beautiful monogram of your choice, which looks great! These stable belts come in virtually every color, and at this price — make perfect stocking stuffers for barn friends.
Another favorite Ellany product is their $30 Scented Boot Trees. After two months of use, they still look and smell brand new, and have taken away the disgusting odor from my riding boots. Ellany offers these in a lot of fun fabrics… mine are a sushi pattern!
Ellany Equestrian has tons of fun, well priced products like these, including monogrammed apparel and scarves. Check them out at www.ellanyequestrian.com.
Goode Rider Bodysculpting Seamless Tights
Where do I even begin with these amazing riding tights? I can wear them 24/7! In fact, I wore them around for hours after I got home from the barn because they are so comfortable… which never happens! These $133 tights from Gooderider.com are named ‘Bodysculpting’ for a reason – they are ULTRA figure flattering. The compression fabric really hides any flaws, and the tummy control waistband prevents muffin tops.
This seamless tight is made of a combination of nylon/spandex and Gooderider’s new Nilt Inner Fiber. I’ve never had riding tights with such a high quality material. I also love the silicone knee patch, because it’s ultra grippy and holds me safely in place when my horse has an unexpected, winter spook!
These tights would be great for any weather, and I’m thrilled to have such a versatile item of clothing in my closet. I’ve worn them every day since they arrived, and can’t wait to get more pairs! Visit Gooderider.com to get your hands on these comfortable, flattering tights.
Want to hear about more seasonal treasures for your favorite horses and riders? Stay tuned to The Plaid Horse blog as we ramp up to the holidays and feature amazing gifts for trainers, riders, and ponies alike! Make sure you’re following The Plaid Horse on Facebook for great holiday gift ideas and much more.