H&H’s products editor Alice Collins has had a poke-about in the shopping village at Olympia. Here’s her collection of the weird, the wonderful and the downright blingy bizarre:
These lacy numbers from Prestatie Sport – competition shirts with a twist.
Big, secure haynet designed for more natural feeding position than a traditional haynet and less wastage than feeding from the floor. Made from the same stuff as shrimping nets in the US. Find them at the Shadow Horse stand.
Super mega uber bling patent boots on the Equiclass Ltd stand
Arka Equine have these lovely jackets from Dada Sport – I love the glittery collar
Make a statement with these loud blue and red long croc riding boots. Find them at the catchily-named Calzaturificio Romitelli Shoes S.R.L.
Add a bit of bling to your life with these colourful diamante-ended whips from TJS Saddlery
Tweed and bits and handbags? What’s not to love? Check out these beautious bags at Joey D’s stand
Matchy matchy to the max with these colourful stirrups from D&J Sadddlery
Blow the budget with these show-stopping wooden horses from STB Imports
OK, so it’s not technically anything you can buy, but Four Seasons EQ’s eyebrow-raising marketing is worth checking out
Do your own stunts or know someone who does? Most of us do and this might be just the Christmas present for them
Bling it up with The Mane Dealer’s super sparkly belts
Coltsfoot Equestrian are offering bespoke whips – have any name or words printed on to the slappy bit while you wait
I was going to call these “discipline socks”, but that sounds a bit naughty, so I’ll rephrase and just say that there are socks for all disciplines at Kozysocks
The triple world record holder Charlotte Dujardin loves them, so check out these Lemieux St Moritz crocodile brushing boots on the Horsehealth stand
Make kids cute AND safe with this snazzy Uvex helmet – found on the Horses In Sport stand
Black and bling: Barkers Equestrian have these little beauties in both tendon and fetlock boots
HKM are rocking the glitter – find these on the Hertford Horse Bits stand
These rosette cards make the perfect present for horsey kids
Shine that lasts: this hoof varnish doesn’t rub off or mark boots/bandages. Find it at Ayr Equestrian
Four-year-old Lara Copinger-Symes knows what she wants for Christmas: find fabulous rocking horses on the Stevenson Bros stand
If you’re at Olympia for the long haul, invest in one of these genius little bum cushions from the Olympia merchandise stand
Also not really shopping, but a visit to this palm reader is worth it for a giggle (or to find out who you’ll marry etc)