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Holiday Gift Guide

Devon Horse Show

Horse enthusiasts and folks who just love the DEVON HORSE SHOW have a great opportunity to give a perfect holiday gift this season.

DevonThe Devon Horse Show website store features clothing, accessories and Devon logo glassware for your holiday parties.

For men, you will find classic Vineyard Vines ties, Smathers and Branson needlepoint belts and Devon logo baseball caps.

For the ladies on your list, offerings include the Islefield cotton intarsia sweater, Vineyard Vines canvas totes and custom silver necklaces, charms and earrings.

If you want to update your own collection or give a gift for the home take a look at the four piece glass set with unique Devon icons, logo wine glasses, and the custom square white ceramic plate from “The Dish”.

If all else fails ,opt for a collectible vintage poster or the #1 best selling quarter zip unisex sweatshirt. Visit the Devon store at: ​www.devonhorseshow.net/online-store/

Home Horse revolutionizes the way to exercise

Riders, enhance your core, balance, and symmetry! The Home Horse is a game changing device that revolutionizes the way we exercise, by engaging core muscles in Homehorse moving final RGB copypatterned co-contractions, stretching and strengthening the pelvic floor, abdominals, obliques, hip abductors, Home Horseand thigh adductors, directly translating into enhanced balance and core strength, as well as improved posture.

The Home Horse is guaranteed to improve your riding and is a fun and challenging new way to effectively simulate some of the neuromuscular benefits of equine movement.

There are hundreds of riders, in all disciplines using the Home Horse, including Olympians Boyd Martin, Phillip Dutton, and Will Coleman.

To purchase call Chris at 718 962 5409 or go to: homehorse.com

Mollie Eckelberry

Youngsters on your list will love MOLLIE ECKELBERRY'S "The Planting Fields Fox, a beautifully illustrated book that introduces children to some of the beauties of Planting Fields Arboretum on Long Island as told by the antics of a fox family.

jumping sm.jpgMollieAvailable on Amazon.com are other favorties by Eckelberry, including "The Foxes of Kirby Hill," "Vest Pocket Farm," "The Cat Burgler of Castor Bay" and "Willa."

For the adults on your list, there are  many wonderful illustrations.

cat burglerItems include a line of note and greeting cards, illustrated in her distinctive style with steeplechasers, farm animal, domestic animals, horses, wildlife, birds and even a mouse.

Eckelberry also has shopping lists available with various illustrations.

Her animal illustrations are particularly enchanting with wonderful expressiveness.

Find these one of a kind gifts on her website, www.vestpocketfarm.com, or for more information can 516-922-2229.

 

The Hoofjack® hoof stand provides the support you need.

What’s under your Christmas tree this year?

hoffjack2From Mini to Draft, Hoof to Head, the Hoofjack® hoof stand provides the support you need.

Hoofjack is sturdy, durable, lightweight, and safe.

The Hoofjack® comes complete with cradle (for working on the bottom of the hoof), straight post (for bringing the hoof forward), magnets to hold your tools, and a 40 minute instructional DVD.

It comes available in sizes to accommodate the mini to draft.

hoffjack1Use the Hoofjack® for all your hoof care needs, such as picking, bandaging, trimming, rasping, shoeing, and more.

A dental cradle attachment also available.

Hoofjack is made in the USA.

Order a Hoofjack® today for yourself, a loved one, your farrier, or your horse, so you can experience comfort for the horse and ease for your body.

Visit us at www.hoofjack.com or contact us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 1-208-278-5283.

Equine Frenzy accepts commissions in art and sculpture

Maureen Shelleau is Equine Frenzied!

HABCoverGinnysmDrawn from a deep admiration of horses, animals, and art, Maureen’s exploration of creative techniques began the day she could hold a crayon.

Inspired by the personality of her pets and equine companions, a desire to learn and understand animal anatomy and behavior has led Maureen on a colorful career showcasing a variety of artistic achievements.

She accepts commissions in oil, pastel, graphite and watercolor, as well as traditional sculpture and classical animation.

Her upcoming publication entitled “Horses are Brown, They Eat Hay, The End” is a delightful and whimsical storybook for all ages featuring playful illustrations of equine appetites and coat colors.

Maureen’s versatile portfolio truly reflects her passion for animals and a love of expressive imagery.

She exhibits her work at several high profile equine events throughout the U.S. and Canada each year.

Residing with her husband and a menagerie of rescue pets on her ranch and studio in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula, Maureen welcomes all enquiries and can be reached through her site at www.equinefrenzy.com or her email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Jess Casino, a top equine portrait photographer

Jess Casino Photography is an equine portrait photographer servicing Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Delaware, Maryland, and the surrounding areas.

jessica casssinoGift certificates are available for photography packages or physical products in any amount!

thumbnail Amber7 1Black Background sessions showcase the beauty of the horse on a dramatic dark background.

These are breathtaking printed on canvas and make stunning additions to any home or barn.

Horse & Rider sessions capture the bond between a horse and their person in a way words can’t describe.

These memories are irreplaceable and will be cherished for a lifetime, as nothing is more special than our heart horses.

Equine Portrait sessions are horse-only outdoor shoots either at liberty or show-ready.

Your horse is the center of attention against a natural background and soft sunlight.

Products include prints, canvas, metals, ornaments, albums, keepsake boxes, and more.

Visit www.jesscasinophotography.com or e-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more information!

Saddle Up

Exciting news!

footer logo.png Saddle upA great new saddle for trail and endurance made for women – it’s “THE ULTIMATE” Trail Saddle made with a gel seat to keep you comfortable and secure…..better known by Saddle Up Proprietor, Paulita Neff, as “The Happy Ass Seat.”

SADDLE UP OFFERS FREEFORM TREELESS SADDLES for balance, freedom, and comfort.

Paulita has many saddles to consider on her online “Saddle Shop.”

She also has just introduced Freeform’s newest Treeless Saddle called the “Virginian,” a wonderful new creation from Italy.

The Virginian is designed with a woman’s comfort in mind.

A large deep cantle will keep you safely tucked in the saddle whether you’re out all day or in the ring.

Check ‘em out…..and buy yourself some comfort this holiday…..get a Freeform Saddle from Saddle Up!

Call 1-540-830-2713 or visit This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. www.treelesssaddle.com

Toll Booth Saddle Shop

Come to the TOLL BOOTH of course, we have everything for your horse.

Toll BoothWe take lots of pride in how you look when you ride, and want to be your equine shopping source.

We have great gifts for your equine friends, and try to keep up with all the sports trends.

We have all the brands that riders demand from Ariat to Tailored Sportsman.

Whether taking lessons, or going to an A rated show, we can outfit you from head to toe.

Need things for your horse?

We have all that but of course.

From treats to grooming supplies and a saddle, we won’t leave you up the creek without a paddle.

If you need custom boots, or off the rack, we will put you on the right track.

You can shop in our store, or our website for sure, you will find what you need for you and your steed.

We have a great staff that all know what you need for trail or show.

Visit us at Toll Booth Saddle Shop, 2441 Route 206, Eastampton, N.J., or online at www.tollboothsaddle.com. or give us a call, 888-615-3473.

Your fun store for horse supplies and more!

Please note not all our products are available in our website, but we’re working on it!

 

Ginny Jenkins

A distant whinny, the lazy swish of a tail, the warm low whicker of an eager friend pleased to see you.....all can be found in the book HORSES NATURALLY by Ginny Jenkins.

Ginny JenkinsGinny sets glamour aside in this touching collection of intimate moments that so often go unnoticed...... to take you on an inspired photographic journey with over 100 natural full color shots of beloved horses, mostly from right here in Chester County, as well as from Chincoteague, Maryland and the UK Cotswolds.

Heartfelt inspirational quotes accompany the photographs.

A must-have for anyone who admires these beautiful and intelligent creatures.

Now available in Paperback ($16.95) and as an ebook ($7.95) from Amazon.com.

Need that special something for the horse lover on your list?

calendar 2018How about stuffing their stockings with the NEW Ltd Ed 2018 HORSES OF CHESTER COUNTY Calendar created by our own Equine Photographer, Ginny Jenkins.

It’s filled with all kinds of local show dates and events, as well as almost 100 shots of local horses and their people in all seasons in and around beautiful Chester County.

Ginny is offering primary sponsorship to REINS OF LIFE, a Therapeautic Horseback Riding Center in Landenberg, PA., and to Ryerss Farm in Pottstown.

The calendar is available to order online at www.ginnyjenkins.com or it can be picked up at one of the following locations: Eleanor Russell, a unique shop in the Ludwigs Corner shops in Glenmoore, Creekside Antiques (corner Rts 30 and 322) Downingtown, The Chester County Art Association Gallery, ground floor, Exton Square Mall, and at Hilltop House Craft Show in Devon.

WHAT A GREAT GIFT IDEA!

Dark Horse Chocolates

DARK HORSE CHOCOLATES® Celebrates 25 Years!

dark chocolatesOriginally conceived as a graduate school project by Harbor Sweets Owner, CEO and avid equestrian, Phyllis LeBlanc, Dark Horse Chocolates honors the special bond between horse and rider by pairing the finest, freshest ingredients with images that capture the noble spirit of the horse.

The Dark Chocolate English Assortment includes Dressage Classics® (almond buttercrunch toffee), Grand Prix Jumpers® (creamy butter caramel) and Peppermint Ponies® (peppermint crunch).

The Milk Chocolate Hunt Collection includes Full Cry® (almond buttercrunch toffee), Fox Trot ® (creamy butter caramel) and Tally Ho ®(solid milk chocolate).

And for the peanut butter lover, Sea Biscuit®, with glorious peanut butter on a thin biscuit covered with creamy milk chocolate.

Harbor Sweets works with renowned equestrian artists to provide beautiful keepsake packaging! The chocolate-a-day advent calendar has become a yearly tradition for many customers.

Always handcrafted, always delIcious,

For more information, phone 978.745.7648 or fax 978.741.7811, or visit This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

Ginny Morton

GINNY MORTON is an artist living in Chester Springs, Pa.

Ginny J artistA retired science teacher, her painting grew from the many illustrations she provided to the students in her classroom.

Ginny's love and admiration of the natural world is seen in her subject matter.

Her focus is animal art - and custom pet portraits.

"I try to create pieces that make the viewer happy to look at and I may add a touch of whimsy to provoke interest," said Morton. "For me, painting is about exploring the natural world around me and the relationships we have with our fellow creatures. Pet portraits are a way to capture that relationship."

Ginny's work and contact info for pet protraits may be seen through her website, artbyginnym.com.

 

Maryland Tack Shop

Since 2000, MARYLAND TACK has been providing quality tack, jewelry and home furnishings for the equestrian community.

Fox Rosette NecklaceMany of our offerings are original art painted on canvas or traditional furniture and accent pieces for the home.

The majority of our lamps are original, created here in our shop.

We have a good selection of prints and sterling silver jewelry from numerous designers.

We also have leather purses and belts with an equestrian theme and many other items, large and small, ideal for gift giving.

Please contact us AT 410-781-7475 or at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

We would love to help you find that special item.


 

The Horse of Delaware Valley

Editor: Sara Cavanagh
editor@thehorseofdelawarevalley.com
610-793-1964

Advertising: Ginny Jenkins
advertising@thehorseofdelawarevalley.com
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