If you’re looking for some of the best Christmas horse names, you’re in the right place!
The holiday season is the most special time of the year and it gives us so many memories that will be cherished for a lifetime.
It also is the time for gift-giving to those we love dearly.
If a horse is among those gifts, check out my favorite holiday-themed names that are just perfect for your newest family member!
41 Christmas Horse Names for Future Racing Foals
A horse given during the holidays must have a special name.
Here is a list of foal names that are perfect for future racehorses!
One note, though: if you ARE trying to name a horse that you’ll eventually race, check to make sure your favorite isn’t already claimed.
- Buche de Noel
- Be Bright
- Boxing Day
- Bright Candles
- Bonus Money
- Christmas Night
- Christmas Past
- Christmas Pageant
- Christmas Kid
- Christmas Storm
- Christmas List
- Christmas Gift
- Cold As Ice
- Dashing Through the Snow
- Festive Touch
- Holiday Spirit
- Iron County Xmas
- Jingle All the Way
- Joyful and Triumphant
- Little Drummer Boy
- Lemon Drop Kid
- Lords a Leapin’
- Merry Measure
- Naughty and Nice
- O’ Tannenbaum
- Saint Nicholas
- Seattle Christmas
- Snow Chance
- Snowed In
- Kris Kringle
- Partridge in a Pear Tree
- Sweet Silver Bells
- The Holly and the Ivy
- Winter Holiday
- Winter Spice
- Yule Fire
- Yule Log
If you’re still struggling to find the perfect idea for a future racehorse (or if all of the ones you love are taken), here’s a tip: check out the lyrics of your favorite Christmas carols.
For example, “Partridge in a Pear Tree” and “Lords a Leapin'” come from the 12 Days of Christmas. “Merry Measure” is part of We Wish You a Merry Christmas!
Check: Christmas Horse Ornaments
19 Christmas Show Names for Horses
Looking for a really great show horse name inspired by the holidays? Try these!
- Bushels of Fun
- Christmas Cracker
- Christmas Rose
- Candy Cane
- Gingerbread Man
- Holiday Spirit
- Jingle Belle
- North Pole
- Tinsel Time
- Polar Express
- Sleigh Bells
- Saint Nick
- Winter Solstice
- Yule Brynner
- Silent Knight
- White Christmas (perfect for a white horse)
As with racehorses, you’ll want to make sure that your favorite isn’t already chosen.
45 Christmas Names for Pet Horses
If you’re not planning to race or show your horse, then you can go with a simpler name. Here are some of my favorites inspired by all things Christmassy, including many inspired by different languages.
For those, I’ve noted the language and rough translation (not all are exact translations, especially when it comes to Santa’s name in other cultures).
- Figgy Pudding
- Gobanak (Christmas in Basque)
- Hoteiosho (the Japanese version of Santa)
- Ho Ho Ho
- Jack Frost
- Jól (Christmas is Icelandic)
- Julemanden (Denmark’s Santa)
- Joulupukki (Finland’s name for Santa)
- Nadal (Catalan for Christmas)
- Pai Natal (Portugal’s Santa)
- Viejo Pascuero (Chile’s Santa)
My favorites are Prancer and Figgy Pudding. The first is a good traditional horse name, while the second is just fun and clever, don’t you think?
There you go! These 105 clever Christmas horse names should help you pick the perfect one for your new equine friend!
Just remember, if you’re naming a horse that you plan to show or race, do your research first. While it’s fine to use a similar name to a famous horse for local shows, national competitions have stricter rules.
- Hammonds, Evan. 2016. “Holiday Horse Names, Gifts That Keep Giving.” BloodHorse.com. BloodHorse. December 24, 2016. https://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing/articles/218606/holiday-horse-names-gifts-that-keep-giving.
- “What Is Santa Called in Different Languages.” 2018. Wordminds. December 12, 2018. https://wordminds.com/blog/what-santa-called-different-languages#:~:text=Let%E2%80%99s%20translate%20Santa%20%E2%80%93%20here%20are%20a%20few,%28a%20God%20or%20priest%20that%20brings%20gifts%29%20.
What are your favorite Christmas horse names? Share below!
Bryanna is a 23-year-old Florida-based Grade 1 Para-dressage rider based in Florida and she has been riding for 5 years. Horses are her passion and her ultimate goal is to be selected for the US Para-Equestrian Team and represent the US at the Paralympics. She rides at Quantum Leap Farm and Emerald M Therapeutic Riding Center and her equine partners are Shane, an American Paint Horse, and Cappy a Welsh x Thoroughbred. When she is not helping at the barn, riding, or training, she is learning about horses, writing articles about them, and using her social media platforms to raise awareness for therapeutic riding and para-equestrianism, shares her journey, and advocates for greater inclusion of para-equestrian in the media and equestrian sport at large.
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