California Riding Magazine • November, 2013

Gifts Galore
California Riding Magazine's latest installment of holiday shopping ideas.

Here's some early bird suggestions and look for more in our
November and December issues as the gift giving season is full upon us!

A Perfect Purse

Field & Field approached a Denver, CO saddle manufacturer to see if something could be made of the scrap leather they tossed after cutting out saddle forms. The leather was simply taking up warehouse space - ultimately just waiting to be thrown away. Field & Field knew something could be made from this "scrap" leather that was anything but.

"We believe in being socially and environmentally responsible," says Field & Field owner Lindsay Field. "We craft high-quality, handmade leather goods. All of our products are proudly made in the United States. We repurpose leather and use odd lots of leather sides to create fashionable, equestrian-inspired products."

For more information, visit www.fieldandfield.com.


One-Stop Shopping

Horseloversgifts.com offers a great range of gifts for you and the horse lovers in your life. Enjoy great prices and selections from an extensive collection of horse jewelry, horse home decor, plush, toys, puzzles and much more. Horse furniture and a collection of horse humor graphic tees are highlights. An exclusive collection of embroidered equestrian jackets and sweaters are more favorite options. Everything from comfy tank tops to super cozy fleece hoodies , crew necks and lounge wear and all featuring beautiful horse embroidered designs.

Visit www.horseloversgifts.com.


The Gift of Travel: Inn-to-Inn Ride in English Estate Country

Travelers will easily imagine the goings on of the men and women of Downton Abbey, or Mr. Darcy of Pemberley, as they ride their mannerly hunters through the wooded pastures of private lands in the heart of England's Cotswolds, surrounding counties, hunt countryside and villages. This elegant, historic and unique stately ride covers 65 to 80 miles over five days, with four to six hours daily journeys across the land of George Elliot, William Shakespeare and Anne Boleyn, taking lunch respites at a town pub, by a cottage garden lake or in a manor house. Evenings begin at one of the imposing estate manors, accessible by invitation only, down the road from famed market towns, such as historic Chipping Campden. Dinner may be by candlelight, prepared by a private chef or the lady of the manor.

This trip runs Sundays through Fridays, from April through September and the package includes five nights' accommodations in five-star private manor homes, horse, tack, guide, all meals, transfer to and from the train station. Intermediate to advanced level riding experience is needed.

Scotland, Australia, India, Argentina and Uraguay are others among many wonderful locations for riding-oriented trips organized by High Pointe International Equestrian Tours.

More info: www.highpointetours.com.


Jewelry From The Heart

Designs by Loriece is a small boutique manufacturing company in Howell, MI. Loriece Boatright has been a leader in equestrian jewelry design for over 18 years.

"I create jewelry for riders from all disciplines. My goal is to make pieces that individuals can relate to and have a personal connection with: jewelry they will enjoy wearing because it represents their special interest, it's comfortable, fashionable and affordable. I also reconstruct jewelry for many clients by using components from their older, dated pieces. Above all else, my jewelry is of superior quality and made right here in the USA."

Loriece has an online store, www.loriece.com, where you can purchase her equestrian creations. All designs are available in yellow and white gold, platinum and silver and precious stones can be added. Loriece also creates original pieces and gift certificates are available.

More info: www.loriece.com or call 517-376-9308.


Holiday cards from Red Bucket Equine Rescue are a great way to support and spread the word about this terrific non-profit program in Chino Hills.

Visit www.redbucketequinerescue.org to purchase.