If your child loves horses, they’ll want, nay expect, to play with equestrian-related toys when they come in from the yard. Here is our pick of the best:
Once built, the Heartlake Horse Show is perfect for those with an interest in show jumping. The elegant bay horse included in the set is evidently a bit of a schoolmaster given the show jumping course features a particularly spooky water tray and some scary flags.
Pony-mad girls go nuts for Julip, so be warned. This fabulous set includes David, the rider (yes a boy!), with Dandelion, his beloved chestnut horse, complete with saddle, green saddle cloth, showbridle, headcollar, grooming kit and sponge. Next you’ll be buying the stable, and then the horse box… at least its cheaper than a real pony though.
£29.95, Farm Toys Online
This one is perfect for Princess fans who also love ponies. A white charger pulls your fairytale princess in a snazzy pink carriage. Just watch she doesn’t turn into a pumpkin.
£39.99, Toys R Us
Every pony lover’s dream (and parent’s nightmare): five horses with the whitest manes and tails and two small dogs. Plus bridles, saddle cloths and a brush to keep those manes and tails looking silky smooth.
£9.96, Toys R Us
With two jodhpur-clad figures, a set of jumps, fencing and two horses (thoroughbreds no less!), the Playmobil Horse Show enables your child to host jumping and dressage competitions in their bedroom. The winners area features a podium and rosette display.
Price £25.87, Amazon
Forget teddy bears – introducing the teddy horse. Sir Horse is both charming equestrian toy and a high-quality pillow, perfect for nap-times and for snuggling in the car. Just open the velcro strap and he becomes a cushion. And being fully washable, he is much easier to clean than a real horse.
Price £12.99, Amazon
The best thing about this Woody and Bullseye toy is that if you pull Bullseye’s tail and he’ll buck like a real Wild West bronco! If you love Toy Story, this is your horse. Price £24.99, Toys R Us
This is the ultimate farm complete with cows, chicken, pigs, sheep, farmers and a HORSE. The barn itself is a massive three-level building with a hay loft and plenty of space for the tractor and a stall for the pony.
£31.99, Toys R Us