5th Annual Equestrian Blogger Gift Exchange

It’s my favorite time year! I can hardly believe it, but it’s been five years since I began the Equestrian Blogger Gift Exchange — and what an amazing ride it’s been. I’ve met (both online and in person) so many incredible equestrians who inspire me, that I couldn’t possibly name them all. This little tradition of organizing a gift exchange is my (very small) way of saying thank you for continuing to not only read my blog and support me, but for being an absolutely incredible community who comes together near and far when it’s needed most.

For those who’ve never participated, here’s how it works:

  1. Anyone who wishes to participate fills out the form below by Friday, November 17.
  2. I’ll then match everyone up and send out individual emails containing the information on who you’ll be shopping for on Monday, November 20 (in time for Black Friday sales!)
  3. Then you shop! Gifts should be around $20 — to keep everything fair and allow most people the chance to join in on the fun!

It’s just that simple! So join in the 5th Annual Equestrian Blogger Gift Exchange. Give back to this wonderful little community, start your holiday season off right and meet some amazing equestrians along the way.

Join theΒ 5th Annual Equestrian Blogger Gift Exchange

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31 Comments
  • Sara Borkosky
    Posted at 12:57h, 09 November

    I was just wondering earlier this week if this was going to happen again this year. Thank you for putting in the hard work setting this up! This will be my second year participating. One quick question: is it $20 per item or $20 total because last year I did $20 per item and wasn’t sure if I spent too much but it seemed in line with everything else.

    • Tracy
      Posted at 14:26h, 09 November

      I typically try to stay around $20 total, but like I said it’s really just a guideline. If you spend more, that’s totally fine! Mostly I don’t want people to expect to get a huge gift, or be disappointed if they receive something smaller. The point is really just doing something nice for fellow equestrians and meeting new bloggers πŸ™‚

  • Allison
    Posted at 14:26h, 09 November

    I LOVE the gift exchange but am going to sadly have to bow out this year – just have too much going on and too many other expenses! I can’t wait to see what everyone gives and receives! πŸ™‚

    • Tracy
      Posted at 14:27h, 09 November

      Aw, I totally understand! Next year πŸ˜€

  • Emily
    Posted at 14:34h, 09 November

    So excited to participate this year! Now to start thinking up creative ideas

  • Hillary
    Posted at 14:42h, 09 November

    I am in. Thx for organizing! Excited to get to take advantage of Black Friday Sales for SS.

  • Olivia
    Posted at 15:39h, 09 November

    Excited to join in!

  • Sarah
    Posted at 15:45h, 09 November

    I think I’m going to join this year.

  • L. Williams
    Posted at 16:41h, 09 November

    So glad I am finally really in one place for a while so I can do this (also no grad school draining my resources haha)

  • Stacie Seidman
    Posted at 17:02h, 09 November

    Yay! I love this exchange! Thanks for hosting once again!

  • Elizabeth
    Posted at 17:40h, 09 November

    Yay! I loved doing this for the first time last year and am excited to do it again! πŸ™‚ Thank you for organizing!

  • Olivia at DIY Horse Ownership
    Posted at 18:57h, 09 November

    I’m so excited!

  • Molly
    Posted at 19:01h, 09 November

    Thanks for hosting again! I’m in

  • Karley Fuller
    Posted at 20:20h, 09 November

    Yahoooooooooo can’t wait to participate- I’ll be ordering my persons present from the hospital with new baby woo hoo!!

  • Laur FMHH
    Posted at 01:05h, 10 November

    Yay!! I did one year, took last year off bc I wasnt blogging much. But am back and feel like I can play!!

  • Cathryn
    Posted at 01:13h, 10 November

    I wanna do this again!!

  • Rhiannon
    Posted at 01:25h, 10 November

    Thanks for hosting again, Tracy!

  • Madeline C.
    Posted at 04:26h, 10 November

    I’m in! Thanks again for hosting β™‘ I cannot wait!

  • emma
    Posted at 15:23h, 10 November

    i love that you take the time to organize this every year — thank you! i’m excited to participate!

  • Nadia Novik
    Posted at 16:18h, 10 November

    OMG I couldnt figure out why i hadn’t seen a blog from you in a while. So glad I figured out you moved in time for the gift exchange!!

  • LoveLaughRide
    Posted at 17:18h, 10 November

    Thanks for organizing. It’s seriously my favourite time of the year.

  • Erika
    Posted at 02:34h, 11 November

    Eeeep! Excited! πŸ™‚ Thanks for hosting!

  • Allison C
    Posted at 16:34h, 11 November

    What better way to get the blogging thing going than to participate in the online community! I’ll do it πŸ™‚

  • Amanda
    Posted at 20:05h, 11 November

    I’m excited! Thanks for hosting again!

    I wonder if a bunch of us who sell or make things wanted to put together a discounts list for small businesses for those who are participating? I’d be happy to do a certain percentage off to gift exchange participants.

  • Emily K
    Posted at 02:47h, 13 November

    Thanks for hosting this again Tracy! Looking forward to another fun year!

  • megan k
    Posted at 16:25h, 13 November

    finally found out where this starts – excited to participate!

  • Susan Friedland-Smith
    Posted at 18:20h, 13 November

    I’m in! I had such a wonderful Santa last year. I have no idea how anyone could compete with Amanda! LOL

  • Stampy and the Brain
    Posted at 16:25h, 14 November

    Love doing this exchange, always my favorite. Thanks for doing all the matching legwork again this year!

  • Stephanie
    Posted at 17:11h, 14 November

    Thanks for hosting this exchange again! It’s always so fun!

  • Holly
    Posted at 22:25h, 16 November

    SO glad I found this, I can’t wait!

  • Lisa
    Posted at 16:09h, 27 November

    DANG IT I missed it!! I loved doing this last year!