With Christmas just a week away, there is nowhere to hide from the festivities. If you can’t face donning a Christmas jumper yourself, how about inflicting the festive cheer on your horses instead?

Father Christmas hats are out in force, but this noble bunch are happy to tolerate anything from a Christmas pudding hat to antlers — all in the name of festive merriment.

Horses embrace festive fancy dress

Festive earwarmers

Andrea Hindson
Andrea Hindson and Prince on their Christmas morning hack.

A Shetland… in disguise

Michelle
Michelle Jafrate’s six-year-old Shetland Jack (Oldvicarage The Monarch).

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Hats all round

Sue Reece2
Sue Reece and 20-year-old Louella’s Chance (Chance) — who she has owned for 17 years.

A Christmas ‘Heidi’ hat

Sue Reece
Sue Reece’s rescue section A gelding Trydydd Tro Lwcus (Lucky), in his Christmas Heidi Hat.

An oversized parcel

Natasha Burows
Natasha Burrow’s daughter Caitlyn and her pony Bobby at the yard Christmas party. Bobby is wrapped  up in wrapping paper — complete with a gift tag and lots of bows.

A sceptical looking Christmas pudding — with a flashing jockey

Jen Bernard
Mr Pudding and  three-year-old Ben Bernard.

Bobble ears

Jane Howard
Jane Howard on her dressage horse, Oakey — who looks pleased with his bobble ears.

A very smart reindeer

Holly
Holly Cattell’s 16-year-old New Forest pony Roy.

An elf gets in the spirit of things

Demi Cloke
Demi Cloke’s Welsh D mare Rosie in her Christmas “my lil’ elf”, at home in  Penzance, Cornwall.

And finally… some more ear warmers

Claire Davenport
Claire Davenport’s Welsh cob-cross Bailey, with his ear warmers.

Want the chance to win a £20 Joules voucher? Enter our #EquoElfie competition. All you need to do is share a festive Christmas selfie of you and your horse with the hashtag #EquoElfie   or email it to susanna.anese@timeinc.com. For more information visit blogs.equoevents.com

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