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    Next month I am going back to Germany and will be meeting up with some horsie friends (all are from foreign countries). I would like to bring a small gift for each of them that is "American" in nature and horse related. There are 4 women and 1 man. They are all either breeders and/or dressage riders....no jumpers.

    Any ideas???

    UPDATE: I buy all my halters & leads from Quillin Leather maker in Kentucky. I was thinking about getting these nice engraved key chains. What do you think? Should I get traditional brown leather (very equestrian looking) or a funky colored leather like blue or red?

    brown
    https://quillin.com/jshop/product.php?xProd=856&xSec=15

    colored
    https://quillin.com/jshop/product.ph...d=1231&xSec=15
    Last edited by Blume Farm; May. 24, 2012, 08:30 AM.
    Read about my time at the Hannoveraner Verband Breeders Courses:
    http://blumefarm.com/hannoveranercourse2011.html
    http://blumefarm.com/hannoveranercourse2012.html

  • #2
    I heard "foreigners" love cowboy magic detangler

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    • Original Poster

      #3
      great idea, but sadly can't take liquids on board

      I am trying to travel with only two carry ons!

      Keep them coming though!
      Read about my time at the Hannoveraner Verband Breeders Courses:
      http://blumefarm.com/hannoveranercourse2011.html
      http://blumefarm.com/hannoveranercourse2012.html

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      • #4
        Perhaps small, easy to put in luggage, made in America horseshoe nail art.
        http://store.horsegiftsandart.com/22212.html
        Carol

        www.HorseGiftsandArt.com offers a unique selection of horse art, jewelry, gifts, plush horses and equestrian home decor

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        • #5
          Not horse related, but I brought some maple syrup as gifts for some people in Germany which they appeared to appreciate. Since you don't want to take liquids, you might try candy or powered..


          Something like this: http://www.piecesofvermont.com/maple-candy.html

          http://www.piecesofvermont.com/maple-products.html
          The virtual "woodshed" seems the only remedy for willful fools .

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          • #6
            The horseshoe nail art won't get through the screeners. Whatever you send you can have it shipped to your hotel and it will be there waiting for you. That way you could send the Cowboy Magic. I had to do this a lot when I was traveling with tools. It is a lot easier than scrambling with heavy bags on an International flight too.

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            • #7
              How about some Western Dressage T-Shirts.

              http://shop.cafepress.com/north-amer...stern-dressage

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              • Original Poster

                #8
                bumpng to top to get opinions on key chain color...traditional brown versus funky blue, red, green!!!

                Which would you want?
                Read about my time at the Hannoveraner Verband Breeders Courses:
                http://blumefarm.com/hannoveranercourse2011.html
                http://blumefarm.com/hannoveranercourse2012.html

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                • #9
                  I'd like the crazy colors but only because everyone else has brown... So if you're going for American tradition, I'd gift brown.
                  www.destinationconsensusequus.com
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                  • #10
                    Well this may seem STRANGE coming from "ME" but I would LOVE a brown one ~

                    Well this may seem 'strange' coming from 'ME' but ~~~

                    I WOULD LOVE A BROWN KEY CHAIN ~

                    or perhaps a hunter green keychain or

                    well blue is nice and then again ~~

                    red is my favorite color SO ???

                    I pick BROWN ~~~

                    * you simply can not go 'wrong' here ... receivers will LOVE any color you select for them ~

                    How very nice of you ~
                    Last edited by Zu Zu; May. 24, 2012, 11:45 AM.
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                    • #11
                      If you really want to take some Cowboy Magic (which I bet they'd love), double-check with the airline. I believe you can stow liquids in your checked bags, and for an international flight you may not get hit with a charge to check one bag. Have fun!

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                      • #12
                        Not being a key fob person I'd rather the name bracelet
                        - for the letters, you might choose a word/place that is evocative of a shared memory.

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                        • #13
                          I like the colors and I am usually a traditionalist. I think that is a nice gesture (bringing the gifts)! I love Quillan too!

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by bluehof View Post
                            UPDATE: I buy all my halters & leads from Quillin Leather maker in Kentucky. I was thinking about getting these nice engraved key chains. What do you think? Should I get traditional brown leather (very equestrian looking) or a funky colored leather like blue or red?

                            brown
                            https://quillin.com/jshop/product.php?xProd=856&xSec=15

                            colored
                            https://quillin.com/jshop/product.ph...d=1231&xSec=15
                            Very nice. I'd get the traditional brown. And instead of their names, I'd put their horse's or farm names on them.
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                            • #15
                              I make horseshoe nail jewelry that will certainly make it by the TSA screeners

                              http://www.etsy.com/shop/LuckyHorseDesigns
                              Lucky Horse Designs - custom horseshoe nail jewelry
                              http://www.etsy.com/shop/LuckyHorseDesigns

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                              • #16
                                Well, I'm usually told that I'm not afraid of color, but on this one, I actually like the brown ones better. And what a sweet gesture! I'm sure they'll love whichever color you pick!
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