As the saying goes, diamonds are a girl’s (or boy’s) best friend. So who says we can’t apply it to our horses, too?

When it comes to bits, most riders would agree that it’s not about the aesthetics. In fact, as much or more than any other piece of tack, bits are designed to be effective, not pretty. From a simple D-ring for the hunters to the ol’ equitation standby, the pelham, most bits are useful, but not necessarily showpieces on their own…

Until now.

Enter the Swarovski crystal-embedded Sprenger bit. Recently released, Sprenger’s Shine Bright line (from $191) now offers customized bits with an elegant touch of sparkle. The bits are made to order, and you can choose from six different crystal colors ranging from clear and aquamarine to vintage rose and lavender. Crystals are securely attached to the outside of the bit, meaning there’s no contact with your horse’s mouth.

With the likes of Olympic Champion Charlotte Dujardin fully behind this sparkly trend, we can all agree that now, officially, there’s no piece of tack or equipment that can’t be improved by a little bling. Although we don’t recommend sporting this look in the equitation or hunter divisions, it’s on point for dressage and jumper riders, as well as anyone from any discipline that’s looking to school in style.

Searching for that perfect holiday gift for the rider that has everything? You’d better hurry! Sprenger Shine Bright bits take four to six weeks to deliver. You can learn more or browse the collection here.