Perfect Christmas presents for owners

  • If you are struggling to find an unusual present for the owner who already has everything, then what about organising a life chart of their favourite horse. A life chart is a piece of bespoke original artwork that combines pictures and words to capture the story of a treasured horse. The artwork is mounted and framed behind glass. The customer provides the information and pictures and Lifechart does the rest. The cost for a single chart is £395 including postage and packing. Additional framed prints cost £95 each. Contact (tel: 01273 856906) or visit: www.lifechart.co.uk

    Give someone the opportunity to step out in style this winter with a pair of knee-length Galway boots from Dubarry. These chic boots are practical, made from water-resistant crushed leather with a breathable GORE-TEX lining which keeps feet moisture-free even when repeatedly used in the wet. Priced around £200 per pair, they are available in sizes 3-13, in a choice of brown/mahogany, black/mahogany or moss/mahogany. Contact (tel: +353 90 964 2348) or visit www.dubarryboots.com

    Alternatively you could consider splashing out on the new Somerset bag from Brady. This zip-topped tote bag for ladies has strong leather and webbing shoulder length handles and is a useful size. The bag has an easy access open hanging pocket underneath the main zip as well as a smaller inside side pocket. It is made in England with traditional Brady English harness leather and Italian double laminated water repellent cotton canvas. Costs around £100. Contact (tel: 01922 642222) or visit: www.bradybags.co.uk

    Help an owner to keep out the cold while watching their horse compete this winter by buying them a stylish flask set from Fortnum & Mason. This useful zip-up bag comes complete with an insulated flask suitable for carrying drinks for two people, as well as spoons, napkins, cups and a sugar bowl. The bag has carrying straps making it easy to keep a hot drink with you at all times to help combate those winter chills. The flask set costs around £55 and can be purchased from www.fortnumandmason.com or contact (tel: 0207 734 8040).

    An ideal present for country sport enthusiasts would be a copy of Horse & Hound’s new book Foxhunting: A Celebration in Photographs. This hardback book features fabulous hunting scenes as captured during the past two decades by Horse & Hound staff photographer Trevor Meeks. It provides a timely insight into the world of hunting, supported by commentary from the H&H’s acting editor Kate Green. This beautiful album encapsulates the spirit of fox hunting in its traditional form and provides a unique chronicle of the pastime for just £20. Order now from Amazon.co.uk

  • Do you have any fantastic ideas for Christmas presents for owners? Email your suggestions to hheditor@ipcmedia.com and we may include them here.
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