The ultimate equestrian festive fancy dress

  • With Christmas just a little over 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 Jafrate’s six-year-old Shetland Jack (Oldvicarage The Monarch).

    Continued below…

    Hats all round

    Sue Reece2
    Sue Reece and Louella’s Chance (Chance).

    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 young 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 Cattell’s 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.

    H&H recommends all equestrians wear appropriate headware when riding or driving

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