Editor’s Picks: Top 10 Horse Halloween Costumes


Horse Illustrated’s Halloween Contest entries kicked off Halloween by sharing photos of creative costumes they have used for their horses and themselves or their kids. We posted all of our amazing submissions on Facebook as a photo gallery, and on Instagram as a scroll-thru post, but in the meantime, check out our editor picks from all of our entries. We hope everyone had a safe and festive Halloween with their horses, friends, and family. In addition, check out our Halloween poll results in which readers shared how they celebrate Halloween—from horse Halloween costumes to parties to jack o’lanterns to Halloween events. And for additional Halloween content, see Further Reading options below.

Congratulations to Emily H. of Albion, IN, who was the winner of the random prize drawing from all of our entries. She won a one-year subscription to Horse Illustrated.

Most Artistic

Mary Poppins and Jingles - 2020 Horse Halloween Costumes
Parker W. and MZ Gallant Jay as Mary Poppins and Jingles

Most Super Costume

Wonder Woman and Superman
Kristy D. as Wonder Woman with BF Gundownabear as Superman

Most Authentic

Norse figure
Gene S. and her Friesian, Dante

Most Gallant

Knight costume - 2020 Halloween Contest
Sarah S. with Jean-Luc B. are fully knighted.

Most Festive

Hula dancer
Scarlett B. and Frenchie are ready to hula dance.

Most Social

Ballet dancer and a knight
Kira O., as a ballet dancer on Made in America, and Margaret Dugan, as a knight on King Arthur

Most Exotic

Safari guide and giraffe
Tenaya N. on safari found a giraffe


Little Girl and Rocking Horse
Briahna L. and Sun Tans Scotch Bar (Dakota) as a little girl on a rocking horse

Most Nature-Related

Cloud and a raindrop costume - 2020 Halloween Costume
Amelie F. and Etienne F. as a cloud and a raindrop.

Most Magical

Ms. Frizzle and the Magic Schoolbus - 2020 Halloween Contest
Georgia G. as Ms. Frizzle and Annie as the Magic Schoolbus

Further Reading

◆ Your Horse Can Enjoy Healthy Horse Treats for the Holidays, in Moderation
◆ Featured Video: Mini Horse Carves Pumpkin
◆ Halloween Comes to the Horse World
◆ Halloween on Horseback
◆ Horses in Disguise
◆ Horse Costume Class Tips
◆ Featured Video: Horse vs. Zombies
◆ Are You and Your Horse Ready for Halloween?


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