If you are scrolling the net searching for those last-minute Valentine’s gift ideas for that special someone, who also happens to be a horse lover, we are here to help. We found some interesting ideas that your loved one may enjoy on Valentine’s Day (or on any other occasion, for that matter).
Some gifts can be purchased from retailers nationwide, but we liked the idea of sharing some fabulous products from our local, Norfolk based businesses.
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Without further ado, here are some of our picks for people who love horses and equestrian lifestyle.
This is the ultimate fun gift for people who love their tea and coffee as much as their horses.
2. An Original Painting by the ‘Mouse’ Cooper ( £ varies)
‘Mouse’ AKA David Cooper is a figurative artist living and working in Framlingham, Norfolk, UK. David grew up surrounded by horses. His father worked in the racing industry, and from an early age, David showed precocious talents at both sitting on a horse and drawing. His work is very popular among our racegoers and we commissioned David for several pieces of art to display at the racecourse.
3. Suede Boot tassels – Fairfax & Favor from £20
Every dotting rider will have seen these gorgeous boot tassels by Holt based Fairfax & Favor. It is an absolute must-have in equine fashion circles. Not only does it add a touch of colour and fun to your outfit, but some specific colours are also supporting breast cancer charities too!
4. Horse & Hound Magazine Subscription ( £ varies)
Who does not love to put their feet up after a day of horse riding and mucking up?
Horse & Hound is Britain’s equestrian weekly bible. It offers comprehensive news, events coverage and in-depth reports from top writers across all the major equestrian disciplines, accompanied by the best photography, every week. Alternatively, you can consider another magazine of your choice.
5. Equestrian Jewellery – Hiho Silver Sterling Silver Bracelet with Equestrian Charms – £65
A beautiful gift for anyone who simply adores horse riding or showjumping this bracelet is simply stunning. Crafted from sterling silver with a delicate chain and elegantly carved boot, helmet and stirrup, this bracelet is perfect for any special occasion.
6. Gift an Experience ( check out our competition!) – Priceless
We could not have talked about horse lovers and gifts for Valentine’s Day without mentioning the fact that we have a race meeting on the actual Valentine’s Day on Friday, 14th February 2020.
Creating memories is possibly the best gift one could give and we can help you make it happen.
Treat your other half to a day at the races and indulge in a fabulous meal either at Punjabi Cuisine restaurant or Afternoon Tea at the Lancaster Room.
We also have a very exciting competition where you can win a romantic race day for two with a buffet lunch and an exclusive viewing area that has never been used by racegoers before! For details and to enter, press HERE.
7. Pay a visit to The Hat Shop in Burnham Market ( £ varies)
The Hat Shop is based in North Norfolk in the popular village of Burnham Market; a family ran business, which has been established for over 30 years. The Hat Shop is part of the wonderful Pentney House which is packed full of ladies and gents accessories, stationery, greetings cards, jams and hundreds of gift items. You are sure to find a perfect hat to treat your Valentine there. You are best to arrange an afternoon to pop by the store, perhaps get a lovely lunch at one of the fabulous local restaurants and enjoy a romantic walk on the beach after. This is a serious romantic brownie point earner, chaps!
8. Norfolk Lavender hamper ( £ varies)
Pure English Lavender Oil so prized by expert perfumers down the ages; their countryman’s knowledge and skills ensuring their distinctive varieties are harvested in peak condition and distilled on the farm then blended to create the wonderful perfumes. These are some of the things that are special about Norfolk Lavender products and because they come to you straight from the farm they are excellent value too.
9. Barbour Reversible Leather Belt from Broadlands Country Sports – £47
You can never go wrong with a good quality leather belt. This reversible belt offers the ultimate versatility – it’s black on one side, brown on the other. Crafted in real leather, it features a branded buckle and is presented in a Barbour gift box.
We spotted it on Martham – based, Broadlands Country Sports website. It is a family run business and their combined knowledge of the farming and equestrian industries James and Donna Chapman, together with their experienced team, select only products for the store that they know their valued customers can rely on.
10. Fakenham Racecourse Annual Membership ( £ varies)
If you love the thrill of horse racing, it is quite likely that you are already an Annual Member here at Fakenham. And if you are not – it is certainly not too late for you to reap the benefits of our membership. Fakenham Racecourse’s Annual Membership runs between 1st January and 31st December and we put on 12 race days during that time. Our membership offers incredible value (especially when booking a Double Annual Membership) compared to purchasing your badges on the day. Besides, we throw an annual drinks party for our members ( usually at the end of the season, in May or June) and it lends itself to be a great networking opportunity and hear about our plans for the future directly from CEO David Hunter.
You can find out more on our Memberships page and treat your Valentine to whole years’ worth adventure and thrills together.
We hope that we managed to give you a few ideas to get you started. Have we missed anything? We’d love to hear your suggestions and ideas and recommendations.