Our gifts ideas

As every year, December is synonymous with spending hours looking for gifts for your loved ones. Yet, all too often, ideas are in short supply and it’s hard to find the perfect present among the thousands of products out there.

So to help you, the Antarès team has created a list of gift ideas for both horse and rider, useful presents that will delight you and your horse. We also thought about those who don’t ride, or are not so taken with horses and riding. Antarès helps you share your passion for equestrian sports with your loved ones, with gifts that will delight the whole family.

Gifts for riders 

Horse wear

This  saddle pad and ear net set is a gift that always pleases and is useful too. It’s an absolute must to go with horse and rider to the competition ground. Saddle pads must be washed regularly to stay in a good state so having a spare one is always a bonus. It can also take time to dry after a training session, so it’s important for all regular riders to have several saddle pads. This gift is a winner, make no mistake!

To go with your saddle pad, how about an ear net which can be very useful for sensitive or easily distracted horses? It provides protection from flies and insects and reduces nearby noise. If your horse finds it hard to focus when you’re riding, an ear net will help you in your training exercises. Ear nets are a must in competition where the venues can often be very noisy.

The Antarès ear net is very snug and comfortable thanks to its light, elasticated fabric over the ears. It fits all horses with different shapes and heads. An ear net can be a real asset for concentration and working with the horse but it often gets overlooked. This gift idea will please even the most discerning riders and mounts. Click here to see our ear nets, show jumping and dressage saddle pads.

Half pads

A good half pad can make a real difference to your riding performance. It’s a gift for you and your horse. The half pad sits between the saddle and horse’s back providing greater comfort when riding. Antarès half pads are made for memory foam. Their 3D mesh technology better distributes the saddle and the rider’s weight. Your horse will thank you! More comfort for your horse under the saddle also provides greater freedom of movement and agility when competing.

Antarès has also developed an adjustable half pad for your horse and saddle, called the Adjust Pad. This half pad is recommended for sensitive horses or those suffering from back pain. An opening each side of the back-line means you can insert removable shims both to the front and rear. Muscle shape in the horse’s back can change very quickly according to the intensity of workouts. Adjusting the thickness or half pad shims helps prevent discomfort when the muscles change shape in the horse’s back. If you like this gift idea, you’ll find more details here.

Girths

Girths are an endless source of gift ideas. Their various forms and materials suit all types of horses and riding disciplines. But, finding THE right girth for you and your horse can be a real headache. The most suitable type of girth can be completely different based on your saddle, the reins that you use, how sensitive your horse is, or the kind of riding you do. Antarès girths, whether long, short, straight, or belly guard, better distribute pressure from the girth strapping and prevents discomfort from movement. Their carefully chosen combination of soft and hard leather provides optimal comfort and protection. Antarès girths all have a large central snaplink and side rings to attach the reins. This system hinders neither the horse’s nor the rider’s movements when riding. Antarès girths are made from French leather and memory foam.

Riding helmet accessories

Antarès riding helmets are a classic choice for Christmas gifts. However, if you already have one, there are a whole host of gift ideas for Antarès riding helmets. The headbands, helmet plates on Antarès riding helmets are interchangeable and come in wide range of customisable options. They are available in a range of colour options and you can also add the logo of your choice. Riding helmet pad sets are also removable and washable. If your pads are worn out, you can buy a set of pads to spruce up the inside of your helmet. As with everything it produces, Antarès strives to offer you tailormade products. Antarès also offers a bag to carry and store your helmet. The bag is fully waterproof while the fleece lining absorbs impacts and protects your helmet. The large central pocket and smaller side pockets provide extra storage space, especially for small items. You can find our accessories here.

Stirrups

While the choice of saddle is crucial to an effective working relationship between horse and rider, stirrups also need due consideration. Stirrups provide the rider with support and good balance. They distribute the rider’s weight properly and keep them safe. Stirrups are the idea gift for a rider who wants to enhance and improve their technique. Antarès offers you a range of Royal Rider stirrups, which are technical design made in Italy. Royal Rider stirrups stand out because of their light, extremely robust and high-performance design. Their wide arch provides a spacious opening, resulting in greater stability and safety for the rider. The tread has a very strong, non-slip metal grip. You can find these stirrups here.

Halters and leads

Whatever your level and riding discipline, a halter is a gift that will always come in useful. It is vital for riders, whether they own a horse or not. Leather halters are renowned for being sturdy but also for their comfort. Leather is an allergy-free material and when it rubs against the skin it minimises any irritations. Antarès halters are made from leather sourced from France’s top tanneries.

We never sand or correct the grain, which helps keep them strong and sturdy. The small irregularities are visual evidence of this approach. They constitute the marks from the animal’s past life that the leather proudly displays. The only thing we do to the leather is to stretch and dry it in the tannery, which reduces the risks of the it lengthening with use. Given our choice to avoid wasting leather, the leather from our halters might appear slightly coarser than that used in other product ranges.

However, applying a good quality leather conditioner will smooth out any potential visual irregularities and make it look great. Antarès has worked with a team of sports and equine health specialists to create the halter with the perfect fit. The Stressless Halter soothes the horse when being led and reduces pressure on the nape of its neck. The buckle fasteners on each side of the horse’s head make it a practical and comfortable choice. This halter is the ideal gift, contributing to your safety and that of your horse, using your hand or a lead. You can find our range of halters and leads here.

Gifts for all the family

Our jacket and bodywarmer collection

As well as embroidered caps, Antarès now offers a collection of jackets and bodywarmers. Now that’s the perfect gift idea for all the family! Antarès jackets and bodywarmers are made for horse riding as a sport but riding is first and foremost an outdoor activity. Their water-repellent and breathable fabrics make them perfect garments for hiking and outdoor pursuits. Their design and shape is perfectly suited to daily trips into town as well as more sports-focused use.

Whether quilted or lined, our jackets retain body heat yet always feel light to wear. Their cut and carefully placed lycra yokes leave plenty of freedom of movement. Elasticated finishes on the waist and sleeves stop cold air getting in and make the garments more wind-proof. Waterproof and water-repellant, Antarès jackets provide you with true comfort in all weathers, even in the rain. The more delicate parts of our classic jackets have been strengthened to stop water getting in, especially under the stitching and zips.

Our garments are mainly designed to provide comfort and performance for riders when riding as a sport. As such, they are both versatile and techical. Their waterproof, breathable and heat retention qualities make them perfect clothing for all outdoor sports activities. Find our Antarès clothing collection here.

Our leather care products

Whether you ride or not, you’re bound to have some leather items in your wardrobe. They could be shoes, jackets, bags, hats but they all need care to keep them supple and sturdy. The Antarès leather care range includes cleaning products and leather conditioners. We have saddle soap, conditioner and oil to deeply nourish your leather goods.

Antarès leather conditioner is French-made and highly effective on all types of leather, including shoes! It’s a simple but always useful, even essential, gift.

Our bags and bag accessories:

This is Antarès’ latest addition for your Christmas gifts this year, featuring a range of leather bags and accessories. We’ve launched three bags made from leather offcuts from our saddles, One large handbag and two very stylish satchels. In the utmost repect for leather and as in line with its environmentally-responsible approach, Antarès strives to make best use of the vast majority of its leather hides. We keep discarded leather to a strict minimum, to limit waste.

Our bags are made from full grain French leather with no sanding or other treatments. As a result, the leather retains all its strength and solidity. The large central pocket and smaller internal pockets provide great storage for all your items. Our bags are available in several colours and finishes, all featuring the famous Antarès horse head and all perfect for wherever you go. Antarès also offers a range of smaller leather goods to make a great gifts. These include, a collection of card-holders, keyrings and clutch bags. You can find our range of leather accessories here.



If you can’t decide, there is always Antarès gift cards. By choosing the amount you want to give, in €50 increments, you can’t go wrong!

Antarès products mentioned in this article :

Antares jumping saddle pad

60,00€

Antares jumping saddle pad

The Antarès jumping saddle pad has a specifc shape for jumping saddles, with classic size flaps.

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Antarès dressage saddle pad

60,00€

Antarès dressage saddle pad

The Antarès dressage saddle pad has a specifc shape for dressage saddles, with bigger flaps.

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Ear net crest

50,00€

Ear net crest

The Antarès ear net is crochet with elasticated ears for a better fit to different horse body types. 

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Ergonomic half pad

150,00€

Ergonomic half pad

Ergo Pad is a half pad that was created to provide a thin layer of cushioning between the horse’s back and its saddle, to reduce pressure points. Its memory form technology spread the saddle and rider weight for a better comfort during riding practice.

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Ergonomic Fitting half pad

190,00€

Ergonomic Fitting half pad

The Adjust Pad is a half pad with shims that was created to provide a thin layer of cushioning between the horse’s back and its saddle and to diminish pressure points. Product sold with a pack of 4 shims (2 front + 2 rear).

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Helmet carry bag

65,00€

Helmet carry bag

A blue helmet bag with brown leather handle. Large pocket in the center for the helmet with big zip in order to facilitate the helmet storage. Two large pockets with zips on both sides to store small personal belongings.

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Helmets liners - set A top and front

13,00€

Helmets liners – set A top and front

Liners offer an optimal adjustment to different shapes of head (round or oval). The adjustment of the depth of the helmet is possible with the 2 set A options.

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Helmet liners - set B head circumference

18,00€

Helmet liners – set B head circumference

Liners offer an optimal adjustment to different shapes of head (round or oval). The adjustment of the depth of the helmet is possible with the 2 set A options.

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Antarès leather halter

150,00€

Antarès leather halter

Composed of quality French leather elements, the halter ensures the perfect comfort of the horse. The halter accompanies the horse, without blocking. And greatly decreases the risk of panic. Sold with its bag. Adjustable on the left and behind the noseband.

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Stressless halter

150,00€

Stressless halter

Composed of quality buffalo grained leather elements, the halter ensures the perfect comfort of the horse. The halter accompanies the horse, without blocking. And greatly decreases the risk of panic. Sold with its bag. Adjustable on both side and behind the noseband.

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Soap

18,00€

Soap

Antarès leather soap

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Conditioner

22,00€

Conditioner

Leather conditioner.

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Milano leather satchel

240,00€

Milano leather satchel

The Antarès Milano leather satchel handbag can be worn crossed or on one shoulder thanks to its large adjustable shoulder strap. This bas has a very large capacity. Interior pockets and carabiners keep contents organized. The reinforcement on the shoulder strap provides excellent shoulder comfort. Made with the leather scraps from our saddles, the Milano messenger bag is both solid and waterproof.

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Leather Paris Handbag

240,00€

Leather Paris Handbag

The Antarès Paris leather shopper handbag can be worn crossed or on one shoulder thanks to its large adjustable shoulder strap. This bag has a very large capacity. Interior pockets and carabiners keep contents organized. The reinforcement on the shoulder strap provides excellent shoulder comfort. Made with the leather scraps from our saddles, the Paris bag is both solid and waterproof.

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