A skeleton riding a spider — and 18 other spooky horse Halloween costumes

  • Forget trick-or-treating — dressing your horse up as a ghost/joker/skeleton/Grim Reaper is the way to celebrate Halloween in style this year.

    Whether you’re the type of person that slaves over a costume for months to make sure you wow on show day, or one that takes the cheat’s route of bagging a supermarket bargain, we’ve all indulged in dressing our horses and ponies up once or twice. And this time of year is the perfect opportunity to go to town. Surely your horse won’t mind a green mane, unicorn horn or fake wound?

    As the trick-or-treaters start flooding in over the weekend, make sure you have your treats at the ready for humans and horses alike. We wouldn’t say no to this spooky bunch…

    The pumpkin

    Amy Gallagher riding her Welsh section D at a showjumping competition

    The ghost stable

    Louise Maryon’s horse in his haunted stable

    The dreaded clippers

    From Sarah Kelk, this is Mouse Corbett feeling spooky and her pumpkin carved out with the words of her nemesis

    The alien

    Tina and Steve
    Tina Davies on Lou Lou

    A pair of devils

    Squirral copy

    Deacon with her pony Southwaite Calendar Girl

    A sleepy-looking wizard

    Sophie Claydon copy

    Sophie Claydon’s Welsh section A rescue pony Piper.

    Continued below…

    The dragon

    Scott Newman
    Stephanie Eaton and Narvarre Full Moon (Chelsea)

    The witch

    Molly Beadle
    Molly Beadle

    … another witch

    Happy Halloween
    Isla Anderson with Roger in Colorado, USA

    The Grim Reaper

    Lauren Jones
    Lauran Jones with her ex-racehorse Woody

    The unicorn

    Kuchina Johnson
    Casanova, sent in by Kuchina Johnson

    A halloween medley

    Jen Bernard
    North West Driving Club members Marina and Ted Chapman with Shetland pony Morag along with friend Sue Noreci and her three children, Leah, Elsa and Jamie.

    … and another witch

    Hannah1 Wood
    Edie Codd riding Dolly

    The clown

    Elaine Dainty
    Elaine Dainty with Darco

    …another Grim Reaper

    Christine Talbot
    Christine Talbot with her KWPN mare Nahajola (Lola).

    The skeleton riding another skeleton

    Caroline Kirby
    Mia Kirby and Saffron

    …another witch

    Belinda Ramsey
    Elaine Hobkirk and Saffy at a halloween showjumping night

    The skeleton riding a spider

    Alexander Gillman
    Oliver Gillman and his pony Tuffty at a Halloween show

    And finally… one last witch?

    A Biggs
    Amy Biggs and Lahinch Lad

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