Christmas gifts the horse-lover on your list!

From halters to horsehair jewelry: local store has been serving horses and their humans since 2002

Victoria Saddlery has cozy treats for all your furry friends. Stop by the store Dec. 5 to take part in their holiday festivities and win fun prizes!

Victoria Saddlery has cozy treats for all your furry friends. Stop by the store Dec. 5 to take part in their holiday festivities and win fun prizes!

Hear those sleigh bells ring-ring-ringaling?

Rudolph isn’t the only one in need of a festive browband this holiday season. Get your horse or horse-lover kitted out for the holidays with one-stop-shopping at Victoria Saddlery!

“There’s a lot of stock in here, we’re like floor to ceiling,” says manager Victoria Strongman, who’s happy to help people find exactly what they’re looking for.

Have a horse? Know a horse? Know a horse-lover who dreams of being a horse-owner?

Make Victoria Saddlery your first visit, and Victoria will connect with you with the resources you need.

Hoping to give the gift of lessons? Need advice on saddles? Victoria Saddlery will guide you through the process.

Sadly, Santa can’t afford to give everyone a horse, but that doesn’t mean his elves haven’t made a few toys for the horse-lover on your list. Here are a few thoughtful items you can find at Victoria Saddlery:

  • Horsehair Jewelry —Send your horse’s hair to Salmon Arm and they’ll braid it into a delicate keepsake, or purchase a pre-made piece from Victoria Saddlery. Hoof Prints Equine Jewelry makes intricate jewelry with horsehair, silver, resin and beads.
  • Leather Bags — If you’re on the hunt for a fine crafted bag that subtly states your passion, Victoria Saddlery has a selection of Tucker Tweed handbags. High quality pieces stamped with equine decorations specific to dressage, foxhunting, and hunter/jumper disciplines.
  • Silly Socks — Dreamers and Schemers makes fun sock designs for equestrians. The Shawnigan Lake business has exploded on the international scene. Grab a pair of knee-high boot socks adorned with Christmas cacti to stuff the stocking of the equestrian in your family, or get a custom design printed and hang them over the mantle to wait for Santa.
  • Grooming Kits — Strongman admits that she’s spent enough time brushing horses to last three lifetimes, but for those just getting into the sport a grooming kit can spark the imagination and build the bond between horse and rider. Victoria Saddlery stocks a variety of tools to get Dasher and Dancer glossed and glistening. Even an experienced equestrian might want to try the revolutionary HandsOn Gloves for a more thorough and enjoyable grooming experience at their fingertips.
  • Tree ornament — Add Triple-Crown winner American Pharoah to your tree and your Breyer horse collection!

Christmas Celebration

Stop by the store and take part in their holiday festivities Dec. 5 from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m.

  • Spend over $100 in-store and play a game to win big discounts on your purchase.
  • Try to win one of the presents under the store’s Christmas tree by being one of the first 20 customers.
  • Make a purchase from both Victoria Saddlery and Greenhawk Equestrian Sport and enter a draw for a gift basket with goodies from both stores.

 

No fighting! There are hay balls for everyone this holiday season at Victoria Saddlery. Stop by the store Dec. 5 for a chance to win big prizes.

No fighting! There are hay balls for everyone this holiday season at Victoria Saddlery. Stop by the store Dec. 5 for a chance to win big prizes.

Pick up a pair of Dreamers and Schemers knee-high boot socks for the horse-lover on your list. Stop by Victoria Saddlery on Dec. 5 for a chance to win big prizes!

Pick up a pair of Dreamers and Schemers knee-high boot socks for the horse-lover on your list. Stop by Victoria Saddlery on Dec. 5 for a chance to win big prizes!

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