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Welcome to Gallop Guru

Gallop Guru is an online horse-inspired gift and homeware emporium, based in the picturesque market town of Shipston-on-Stour, Warwickshire and run by its founder, former personal injury barrister Heather Dardis.

"I've always loved horses. I wasn't fortunate enough to ride loads as a child but I do remember being spellbound by watching HOYs on the telly! Over the years there was the odd hack here and there and the occasional lesson but the trigger for me becoming a horsey person proper was in 2012 when I celebrated a friend's 40th by going on a Spanish riding holiday. I could barely walk after 5 days of 6 hours in the saddle each day but somehow I hobbled back to the UK and bought my first horse!

I tried for a while to combine my career with my hobby and was instructed in a few horse related legal cases but gradually I came to realise I wanted a completely equestrian-infused life.

So in 2015, after a stylish friend bought me a lovely equestrian jewellery charm, I decided that as there there didn't seem to be a perfect online shop for buying a wide range of tasteful and fine quality gifts for people who are really in to horses that I'd better quit my job and set up Gallop Guru!

Since our launch the brand has thankfully garnered a huge following of wonderful customers and has now evolved to encompass a much more diverse range of items to appeal to both horse and country lovers.

As the Gallop Guru range has expanded however we still remain true to our core mission and that is to sell only superb quality, hand-picked and stylish products with a price range which makes us accessible to all."


Gallop Guru founder - Heather Dardis

Gallop Guru Founder - Heather Dardis


If you are looking to buy a special gift for a horse or country lover, we hope that you will be inspired and delighted with the diverse and unique Gallop Guru collection.


Our aim is to offer you a wide range of really high quality and stylish gifts and homewares which are in the main designed and manufactured by talented British creatives. Many of the items you will find on our website are not available anywhere else so you can be very sure of surprising and delighting that special someone. Look out for our BRITISH MADE logo.

This is our badge of honour for products designed and/or manufactured in the UK.

When shopping with Gallop Guru you can treat yourself as well as your friends and family since so many of our lovely items will prove hard to resist. We understand why people love horses so much and this passion is what permeates everything we do. 

We also package our products beautifully so that receiving your purchase feels like a special treat even if you have not selected one of our premium gift-wrapping options.



Our VINTAGE range is the ultimate complement to our collection offering you the chance to buy genuine original one-off gifts that you’re unlikely to find anywhere else. Wherever you see the genuine VINTAGE logo, this item will be the only one we have available so don’t miss out!


Whilst we try very hard to source and present to you an extensive collection of lovely products it is fair to say that there are some real standout items in our collection. These are the products which we feel are the top of our range for style, quality and value and we know may not be capable of being fully appreciated from a photograph. Look out for the Highly Recommended rosette so you'll know it's an item you're bound to love.

And if you'd prefer not to just take our word for it, look out for our 'Best Seller' rosettes. These are the products that fly off the shelves. Sometimes even we're not sure precisely what makes one of these items so incredibly popular but you seem to absolutely love them and you can't all be wrong!

And remember, orders over £75 will be delivered to you free of charge!

Tell us what you think of Gallop Guru

We hope you enjoy browsing through our varied collection of gifts and homeware and look forward to you becoming a treasured customer.

We care about customer satisfaction as much as we love horses so please let us know by email at what you think about us. We promise we’ll bend over backwards to solve any problem or query you raise.

Best wishes

Heather & The Gallop Guru Team x



Basil (aka 'The Legend')

Denzel (The 'pretend' black lab)

Dippity (Our serendipitous mistake!)

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