Buying Guide: 8 Best Equestrian Subscription Boxes
The 8 best subscription box services for people who love to ride horses
Most horse owners not only love to ride their horses, but love them as a pet and member of the family. You definitely only want the best for him or her, right? So, how do you choose quality equine products, horse treats and tools?
Caring for a horse is more complicated than caring for a small house pet. You can’t take your horse to the local store to wander the aisles with you and pick out products. If you want to try out new horse products, equestrian subscription boxes are a great option. With a subscription box designed for horse riders and horse lovers, it’s easy to try new products and find out which ones you like.
With horse subscription boxes, you get a selection of the latest and coolest
equestrian goodies, delivered straight to your door, to try out. If you and your horse like something specific, you can always buy more of that particular item.
Subscription boxes for horses vary widely, so we’ll compare the 5 best equestrian subscription boxes based on frequency, cost, and the number and type of products.
Saddle Box is one of the largest and most well-known companies that offers equestrian subscription boxes. For $35 per month, you get an awesome goodie box filled with treats, grooming tools, tack and great gifts for horse lovers. Neat! Saddle Box’s sign up process is set up to easily send a subsciption as a gift.
The charity of choice for Saddle Box is The Right Horse Initiative which helps to increase the number of successful horse adoptions in the United States and Canada. Way to go, getting goodies and doing good, all at the same time.
A Horse Box is a great company that offers a few different types of boxes: a regular box, a larger elite themed box with more goodies, a box just for junior riders under 10 & ponies and a Tidbits box that contains treats only. With prices from $20 to $36, you can decide how much you want to spend. They’ll also let you buy a one-time box with leftover products from previous boxes.
A Horse Box was recently purchased by the folks over at Giddy-Up Goodies. Now, you order your subscriptions through A Horse Box and individual products are available through the Giddy-Up Goodies website.
The company is based in Austin Texas the owners are horse experts, with 15+ years of horse show experience. That may be why A Horse Box is big on grooming products. Many of the boxes even contain full size products instead of just samples. Cool!
High Point Ready is another box run by a team with show experience. This box is specifically aimed at equestrians who want premium performance in the ring.
High Point Ready positions themselves as helping everyone from beginners to World Champions discover different or new products to make show prep that much easier.
High Point Ready has just one size box. For $60, you get four to eight really cool products for horse and rider. Signing up for the year brings the cost down to $54 per box. They often include show-focused items, such as show planners or calendars.
Like many monthly subscription box services High Point Ready donates some of their proceeds to charity. These guys pick a different horsey charity every month.
Horse Shoe Box is a highly personalized horse subscription box. Prices range from $20 to a whopping $100 depending on how large of a box you would prefer. Of course, that $100 box is one of the largest ones on the market, with 8-10 products included.
Horse Shoe Box will also customize the boxes for different types of recipients. This makes it a great choice for horse lovers or casual riders as well as horse owners. They ask you to email the answers to a long list of questions covering everything from your favorite color to your shoe size to the weight and breed of your horse. We were most amused when their questionnaire asked us, “Are you girly?”
All this customization makes Horse Shoe box an excellent choice for gift givers. They’ll even include a letter from Santa or customized birthday wish.
The Heart to Horse Box is a subscription service from the equestrian supply store Stateline Tack. Boxes run $35 a box, with a 10% discount for monthly subscriptions.
Heart to Horse is true to it’s name with 25% of proceeds go to a horse shelter in need.
One of the nice things about the Heart to Horse Box is that it’s very easy to order more of an item you like by going to the stateline tack e-commerce store. The only challenge with the Heart to Horse Box is that it sometimes contains decor or odd promotional items from horse supply brands.
Barn Box is one of the least expensive of the horse subscription boxes, which makes it a good choice if you are on a budget. They offer three subscription tiers ranging from $15 to $45. Like A Horse Box, their least expensive option is a box that contains just treats.
Like most horse subscription boxes, Barn Boxes include Treats, Grooming Supplies, Gifts, Tack Items and Supplements. The number you receive depends which size box you order
A new box in the world of equestrian subscription boxes is the monthly box from lifestyle brand Noelle Floyd, Unlike any other horse subscription boxes, NF.Edit is geared solely towards riders. They include products for performance, recovery, and indulgence. Think beauty, health/wellness, and definitely fashion and accessories.
NF.Edit is a nice choice if you already have another horse subscription box because you can be sure the items will be very different. The cost is $60 per box and the subscription is quarterly.
The UK-based Stable Box subscription offers you six or more full-sized products, starting at about $53 + $7 shipping per month (depending on current exchange rate). It’s a bit on the pricier side, but come now, who doesn’t love full-sized products?
Even thought they are based in the UK, shipping to North America is quite fast and it’s fun to get products you might not see every day here. These guys know what you and your horse need, and they even include the latest copy of Horse & Rider magazine to help you keep on top of the latest news.
We also appreciate that The Stable Box support equine charities by donating 10% of their monthly profit.
Other than the 8 best horse subscription boxes we selected for US and Canadian horse lovers, there are a couple European-only boxes. The Happy Horse Box based in Germany. Two brands are based in the UK: My Horse Box and Barn Box UK. These make great options for folks in those countries but none currently ship to North America.
But let’s keep the focus on North America today. To compare the top 8 horse subscription boxes, let’s summarize to help make your choice easier:
|Saddle Box||$35||No||Well-known brand|
|A Horse Box||$20-36||Yes||Now owned by Giddy-Up Goodies|
|High Point Ready||$60||No||Focus on getting show ready|
|Horse Shoe Box||$20-100||Yes||Very personalized|
|Heart to Horse||$35||No||Affiliated with Stateline Tack|
|NF.Edit||$60||No||Focused on riders|
|The Stable Box||~$60||No||UK-based luxury|
Wow, we’re really spoilt for choice! All of these horse subscription boxes offer high-quality equine products. The box you would choose, depends on your specific needs.
Have you tried any of these horse subscription boxes? What did you think of them?
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The 8 best subscription box services for people who love to ride horses