When I say this blog post is almost a year overdue – I am not joking. Carolyn, the owner of Wellesley Equestrian, sent me two of her beautiful brushes and a key fob as a congratulatory baby gift. Can we just take a second to appreciate how only a true horse person knows how insanely excited a fellow horse person would be to receive such a gift? I was swimming in baby clothes and stuffed animals – and opening those brushes was like a breath of fresh air. Don’t get me wrong, I love all of the cute baby things, but Carolyn’s gift helped me remember I would still be more than “just a mom” once sweet Emilia arrived.
So… what’s the deal? Brushes? Yes! But these are not just any old brush. These are handmade to order in the US and come in a dark walnut stain with a premium lacquer finish to ensure durability. The best part of all is the custom engraved brass nameplate – available in four different font finishes. They are beautiful and show-ring worthy. Wellesley offers an assortment of personalized high-end grooming tools to meet all your needs in both horse and pony size.
If you’re not familiar with the company – they DO offer more than just brushes! From stable necessities such as beautiful wooden trunks, bridle racks and wall boxes to housewares and smaller gifts like classic leather and brass engraved key fobs, Wellesley really goes above and beyond to deliver premium, custom items hand crafted to endure horseshow after horseshow or bring a bit of beautiful equestrian style into your home.
It has been a weird year, to put it mildly. If you’re looking for a way to thank your trainer for keeping things feeling as normal as possible during a worldwide pandemic – consider browsing these trainer gifts. Many of the options would be great to go in on as a group gift!
Have a friend who had to postpone their wedding? I received one of these beautiful serving boards as a wedding gift and it still to this day is one of my most favorite household items. Wellesley can customize them with your barn logo, wedding monogram or whatever else you can dream up. It’s a great way to show your friends you cannot wait to celebrate with them when it is safe to do so – or just a really thoughtful wedding gift if you want to live on the edge and go off-registry.
Have I not given you enough reasons to shop yet?! Well… here’s one more. Since finals season is upon us, if you’re looking for an amazing gift for that special junior in your life, consider a custom brush set or monogrammed crop. Honestly, the options are endless. I personally have my eye on the monogrammed boot polish brush and cleaning set – because if you don’t know me, I am a fanatic about keeping my boots clean.
If you follow me at all, you know I love supporting small businesses. So if none of the above scenarios fit into your life right now, maybe you want to get a jump start on your holiday shopping! Some of the bigger items require 6-8 weeks for processing, so make sure you plan accordingly.