In no particular order...
1) The Dubai Bridle.
First up, a bridle I've been drooling over for a while. I'm a sucker for pretty much anything Otto Schumacher (you'll see more than one item on this list by them) but this bridle continues to taunt me from afar.
I've become a huge fan of the muted sparkles that adorn the noseband and browband. Don't get me wrong, I love me some glitter (on me or the mares) but there's something about this bridle in "Dorado" that's flashy without being ostentatious. Prairie would look killer in this. Pia not so much. but that's ok.
At $699.99 I won't be ringing it up anytime soon, but it would be a dynamite show bridle.
2) Gorgeous Stall Plates:
There are a million varieties out there worth posting. Butt he simple fact remains that substantial, well crafted stall plates are a great detail in any barn aisle
I stumbled onto Nelson Manufacturing's site a while back and really liked the variety of their products.
I find this one particularly classy:
3) Rambo Grand Prix Helix Sheet
Confession. I own this. But I love this. and secretly I was at least one more for Prairie and one for Pia to match (obvi). They look adorable in their matching plaid fleece coolers, but they'd look smashing in these bad boys. The fabric wicks, so it functions like a nice cooler and I really like it to haul in. The drape is magnificent, the fabric stays decently clean and the trim dresses it up a bit. Prairie always looks fancier than she is when she steps off the trailer in this sheet.
At $105 it's more than I'd usually spend on a stable sheet, but way less than a custom wool dress sheet and frankly, I think this looks sharper than many of the dress sheets out there. I'm biased though.
4) Otto Schumacher Custom Halter
Drool. I want them all. The leather is stunning and there are so many options I don't even know what I would order if I did feel like blowing the cash on one.
5) Gersemi. All of it.
It's spendy and it's prettier than things that I should wear within 50' of the Muddy Mares, but lord I like it. I begrudge the women at shows trotting around in their gorgeously styled (but moderately functional) Gersemi, but secretly I just want it. I want it all.
This jacket is my fav in their current line up:
It is the birth right of every equestrian to monogram as many things as possible. Show shirts, saddle pads, blankets.. You name it and you can put your name on it. As a kid I never monogrammed a thing. In fact I found it sort of confusing and avoided it all together. These days though I love it. For one, it keeps your stuff from wandering off elsewhere in the barn and for another, when you stick to the same font and style across all your items it's sharp. (For the recod I stick to Dover's "K" option on monograms. Love it).
I have yet to cross the boundary of throwing my initials on leg wraps, but when it's done well, I really like the look. Especially for shipping. But for myself, I just can't justify $10 of monogram on $10 wraps. The cost doesn't quite balance out. $10 monogram on a $50 pad? sure. But that's what makes monogrammed wraps a good gift. Something we don't buy ourselves. It does mean that the pony clubber has to come out and get OCD enough to get your wraps all perfectly lined up so that your pretty monogram stays centered.
7) Handcrafted Bit Box
For the Tack Ho' with everything.. I bet she doesn't have this.
A well crafted, totally gorgeous bit box. Keep all your bits in a tidy little row and at your fingertips without them clanging around, sinking to the bottom of a box or sitting on a bridle hook encrusted with dried hay/grain/slobber.
At $295, it's in the splurge section of tack organizers, but what a gorgeous show piece for the well manicured tack room or tack locker. Rhar.
8) Brush Box
While we're on that classy site... I love their dovetailed brush box as well. I like that it has the traditional look of a wooden brush box. It's refined enough to be carried to any back gate, but it's distinctive enough that you won't forget which one is yours.
9) Cheval Show Shirts
They fit. They don't come untucked. They have extra long arms for the right amount of "cuff." They look cute when your coat's off. And they are machine washable. No ironing.
I was going to finish the list with a world class equine like Sa Coeur or someone equally drool worthy. but since I don't think anyone is dropping multiple 7 figure checks on a horse anytime soon, we might as well stay within the stratosphere a little bit.
10) Samshield Custom Helmet
At 995 Euros it better not only protect your noggin, but increase your IQ by a substantial percentage. But price not withstanding, Samshield has come out with very attractive, subtly distinctive helmets. I'm a fan of their "off the rack" options, but the pallets for their custom helmets are brilliantly done. I recognize that both the hunter and dressage rings leave no room for such fabulous headgear, but It almost justifies a foray into the jumper ring where the audience would be both suitable and appreciative. I played around on their website and came up with this fun thing:
So many pretty things.