Monday, February 1, 2010

Equine Gifts










During our brief getaway to Lexington this weekend, we found that besides Kentucky basketball, a big focus in that region is on the Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games, which will take place Sept. 25 – Oct. 12 at the Kentucky Horse Park . This international event will shine the spotlight on our Central Kentucky region as the equine world descends upon the Commonwealth during that two week period. I’ve heard that some of the international teams have already been in Kentucky scouting out farms to house their teams of horses in advance of the games. In some cases, the horses will arrive three months early to acclimate to the area. Luckily, we just happen to have a few stables around to accommodate these folks. ;)

As you can imagine, with an event such as this, vendors will be in full force to sell a variety of equine-related products. And while I don’t own or ride horses, I do have an affinity for equine art, jewelry, you name it. If you do as well, consider some of the following gift items.

Toss Designs created the “Steeplechase” pattern for Keeneland Race Course. The bags are available at the Keeneland Gift Shop, as well as online at Toss Designs. How about stackable bangles from Lauren G. Adams? Or, for the guys, there’s the Versailles Hoof Pick belt, which is crafted by an artisan in the region, and is a replica of an actual hoof pick. Our buddy, J. Peterman sells this fine accessory. There’s also the jockey silk needlepoint belt from Smathers and Branson – always a classic option. Looking for a nice print for your home? You can’t go wrong with images of Secretariat or Keeneland’s Paddock. Just gorgeous. I’m sure you’ll find items like this and plenty more for sale at the World Games.

It’s a new month and a new day, my friends. Enjoy!
Images courtesy of Keeneland Gift Shop, J. Peterman and Toss Designs

12 comments:

Metropolitan Mum said...

Oh, how beautiful. Unfortunately, I am not very good with horses. But they accessorise quite well, I have to say. :)
Have a nice day! xx MM

Chic Coles (Cole Design) said...

We love this post! Thank you so much for introducing us to Toss!!!!!!!!! Great items.

James said...

Wouldn't Secretariat look great on an oak paneled wall? Thank you for the very classy post, enjoyed it immensely.

My Farmhouse Kitchen said...

Loved this..when i was in high school i showed horses...i had two..whistle and banner..had the trainer and toured california..the whole thing..and LOVED it...later in life..years later...did the horse thing again...got 2 more...this time just 'riding the range' for pleasure...

i do love the horses...

looks like fun

more later, my dear

kary
xxx

My Farmhouse Kitchen said...

Super Bowl Food: well, i decided to not mess around with it....just going kinda old fashion right down the line..Buffalo wings, nachos, and stuffed mushrooms...it's just the 2 of us....

and wine !

looking forward to it...something to look forward to...anything...

more later, my friend

kary
xxx

Beth Dunn said...

That bag is to die for cute! xoxo

SC

Angela said...

Love the Steeplechase pattern by Toss.. I have given it for 3 different gifts recently! It's beautiful!

Southern Aspirations said...

love these! What a great collection of items!

annechovie said...

These are great gift choices for some horse-loving friends. Thank you!

Jo said...

What a fun post filled with great accessories!

Jo

Lily Lemontree said...

I love that bangle!!!!

Felicia said...

love.that.bag.

So, so cute!