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25 Horse and Rider Halloween Costumes You Won’t Believe!

Last updated November 29, 2023 by Rachael Kraft

Every fall, the jack o’lanterns are lit, ghoulish yard ornaments spring up amidst the autumn leaves, and trick-or-treaters prepare their candy routes through the neighborhoods.  It’s time for Halloween!

The festivities don’t need to be limited to trick-or-treating and Halloween parties.  Why not bring the costume fun out to the barn and let your horse join in?  We searched far and wide and found 25 outstanding horse costume for Halloween!

These horse costumes are the perfect way to transform both you and your horse into freaky fictional characters and spooky specters. So, grab your body paint, put on your wig, and get ready to have fun with some of the best horse and ride costumes there are!

We’d love to know which ones are your favorites.

Some people get their costume inspiration from popular stories…

1. When it comes to magical horse costumes, look no farther than the wondrous world of Harry Potter. This young writer looks like she’s straight out of Hogwarts. Here and horse are dressed up as Hermione and Buckbeak the Hippogriff.

Harry Potter Horse Costume

Photo Credit: Harvest View Stables

2. You’ll lose your head over this next fictional character. Here’s a Halloween classic. It’s a rider and horse dressed up as the Headless Horseman from The Legend of Sleepy Hallow.

Headless Horseman Horse Costume

Photo Credit: Harvest View Stables

3. Little Bo Peep may have lost her sheep, but she knows exactly where to find them! Or, at least this one sheep anyway. We loved this fantastic fluffy horse costume.

Lil Bo Peep Horse Costume

Photo Credit: Blogspot

Some turn to TV and cinema…

4. If you’re looking for your horse Halloween costume ideas on TV, you can check out this awesome Pink Panther duo. They look like they are ready to solve a mystery of who stole all of the barn’s candy!

Pink Panther Horse Costume

Photo Credit: The Horse Tailor

5. He lives in a pineapple under the sea... it’s Spongebob SquarePants and his trusty friend Gary the Snail. Now, here’s a horse costume that crawls over the competition.

SpongeBob Horse Costume

Photo Credit: Midwest Stallion Directory

6. Princess Leia has been captured by Darth Vader and his trusty Stormtrooper. Luckily, R2D2 is on a mission to rescue the equine damsel in distress. We love this Star Wars inspired horse Halloween costume!

Star Wars Horse Costume

Photo Credit: Chestnut Hill CA

7. Would you look at those muscles! It’s clear this fun Popeye and Olive Oil pair never skip on their nightly spinach.

Pop Eye Horse Costume

Photo Credit: The Very Best Top 10

Some just go with the classics.

8. Turn out the lights and all you see are… BONES! This skeleton horse costume works perfectly with the human dressed up ask the Grim Reaper.

Skeleton Horse Costume

Photo Credit: Earth Porm

9. When it comes to real life horse costumes, few did a better job of dressing up their animals as medieval knights! Here’s a historical spin on a horse Halloween costume.

Medieval Horse Costume

Photo Credit: Suitability.com

But if you don’t have an idea, just work with what you’ve got!

10. Who says you need to pick a character from fiction? Here’s a fantastic costume idea just taking advantage of a Paint horse’s natural coloring. Brilliant!

Paint Horse Costume

Photo Credit: Harvest View Stables

Don’t be afraid to have fun. Horse Halloween fun can range from the littlest angel…

11. Adorable… what else can you say?

Angel Horse Costume

Photo Credit: Miniature Horse Talk

…To the biggest names in equestrian sports!

12. Rodrigo Pessoa dressed as a NASCAR driver with his horse Palouchin de Ligny at the 2010 Washington International Horse Show in the $20,000 Gambler’s Choice Event. If you want to see some of the top pros in costume, definitely check out this exciting annual Halloween costume event!

NASCAR Driver Horse Costume

Photo Credit: Chronicle of the Horse

Don’t forget - you can turn your horse into another animal…

13. Get ready to Jump ‘n Jive! This horse and rider costume set is straight out of the 1950’s.

Horse Poodle Horse Costume

Photo Credit: Imgur

14. If poodles aren’t your thing, consider transforming your horse into another animal closer in shape… like the Zebra! This pair looks ready to take the racing world by storm!

Racing Stripes Horse Costume

Photo Credit: Sleezybarbhorsewear

15. Donkeys also deserve some love when it comes to the Equus family tree. We love this Shrek inspired costume idea. It’s pure Disney magic!

Shrek Horse Costume

Photo Credit: MyHorseForum

16. Little Miss Muffet sat on her tuffet, eating her curds and whey… then here comes a SERIOUSLY spooky spider that sat down beside her. Yikes! It frightened Miss Muffet away.

Miss Muffet and Spider Horse Costume

Photo Credit: Facebook

…Especially one that honors Thanksgiving in just a few weeks!

17. Halloween doesn’t deserve all the autumn season glory. Here’s a great costume that honors Thanksgiving. Looks delicious!

Turkey Horse Costume

Photo Credit: Harvest View Stables

Just remember to have fun…

18. When all else fails, this horse and rider combo decided to lean into that Groovy Feeling. Where can we get one of these incredible wigs?

Groovy Horse Costume

Photo Credit: Harvest View Stables

19. After your horse Halloween class, don’t forget to swing by Starbucks for your pumpkin spice latte! (This horse sure does look incredibly patient.) 😀

Starbucks Horse Costume

Photo Credit: The Very Best Top 10

Be creative…

20. This young rider decided not to think outside the box. In fact, she and her mount decided to stay INSIDE this Breyer Horse Box.

Breyer Horse Costume

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21. This rider’s Halloween costume is absolutely stuffed with creativity. Check out those amazing pants his horse is wearing. Genius!

Scare Crow Horse Costume

Photo Credit: Pinterest

22. Hope this young Bumblebee doesn’t have allergies because his horse is absolutely covered in beautiful flowers. Achooo!

Bee Flowers Horse Costume

Photo Credit: MyHorseForum

And pray that the costume paint washes off!

23. Wanna Rock ‘n Roll all night? Then, check out this awesome KISS horse costume and rider. This pair looks like they’ll party every day!

KISS Horse Costume

Photo Credit: Costume-Works.com

24. It’s not easy being green… unless you’re part of this adorable jumping duo. Here is the Princess and the Frog in their horse Halloween costume class.

Princess Frog Horse Costume

Photo Credit: Tumblr

Most of all – be thankful that your horse is willing to put up with your silliness!!

25. It’s a bird, it’s a plane… it’s Super horse! This last horse costume is surely out of this world. Super heroes make a great horse costume idea.

Super Horse Costume

Photo Credit: Simone Aumair

Happy Halloween from Double D Trailers!

We hope you enjoyed all of these wacky, spooky, and creative horse costumes. Have a lot of fun this season and please let us know what amazing outfits you use this year.

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