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post #1 of 23 Old 02-14-2009, 10:16 PM Thread Starter
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Question What do I need for Dressage/schooling, jumping shows

Ok, so this year Im trying to get a jump on the things I will need for shows. It will be my first time (hopefully) going to shows. Last year we were suppose to go and never did, even then my trainer didnt really give me a list of what I would need.

So I'll be showing Gypsy in Training level, schooling shows and maybe some poor man shows. We will be doing some jumping.

What do I need for both Dressage and Jumping?

And what should Gypsy need especially for Jumping since she's 14yrs jumped before but never any real time shows and I want her to be supported and "well equipt"

...Whats in your show trunk?

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post #2 of 23 Old 02-14-2009, 10:24 PM
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I always bring:
-my grooming bucket with showsheen and vaseline (for shiny soft nose)
-rub rag
-dressage whip/jumping crop
-splint boots for jumping
-medical armband for jumping
-extra halter/leadrope
-bucket with your horses feed if he misses his normal feed time during show
-treats :) haha
-your tack (saddles, bridles, different bits if you need them)
-saddle rack (helpful)


I will try and think of more stuff later. This is a lot of it. Hope this helps! ~E
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post #3 of 23 Old 02-14-2009, 10:27 PM
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are you talking about eventing, like Dressage, XC, Stadium?

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post #4 of 23 Old 02-14-2009, 10:37 PM Thread Starter
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Im not to sure about what kind of jumping probably just show jumping... And I think my trainer has just said we are doing schooling Dressage. Im so new to all the show stuff :/

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post #5 of 23 Old 02-14-2009, 10:54 PM
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ok, well atire wise
Schoooling:
  • Tan or white breeches.
  • Tall bots(I recomend Feild boots, very veristile)
  • Black Belt
  • White Polo shirt
Real Show:
  • Coat(if you get a black one, you can use it for both disaplines!)
  • Show Shirt
  • Stock Tie(get a pre tied one with vlecro in the back! No tieing!)
  • Tan or white breeches.
  • Tall boots
  • Velvet Helmet
Tack
Jumping:
  • Saddle
  • Bridle
  • White or dark color pad NO NEON!
  • Open fronts if you like
  • ankle boots if you like
  • also make sure your bit is aproved
  • Also any other tack your horse wears while jumping(ie breastplate, martingale)
Dressage:
  • Dressage saddle
  • Dressage snaffle bridle with aproved bit
  • white pad
  • no boots allowed
Ummmm show things!
  • DUCK TAPE! Don't LEAVE HOME WITHOUT IT!
  • Trash bags
  • grooming kit
  • show sheen or vetrolin shine(I perfer the later)
  • Braiding kit + stool
  • Warm up suit to go over nice show clothes
  • Clean tack and saddle pads!
  • clean horse(bathed)
Things for travleing
  • At least polo wrap and bell boot in the trailer for protection
  • A fly mask is a nice thing so no debris flies into your horse's eyes!
  • Leather halter if you have it
  • lead rope
  • hay net
  • water bucket
  • back ups of everything
  • blanket for rub protection and to keep warm on chilly mornings!
My most important rule for showing is HAVE FUN!

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Im not to sure about what kind of jumping probably just show jumping... And I think my trainer has just said we are doing schooling Dressage. Im so new to all the show stuff :/
You can use the same tack and attire at both shows, if they're laid back enough.

For attire, I'd go with light tan or gray breeches, a white polo shirt or white long sleeve show shirt, and tall boots or paddocks and smooth leather half chaps. Black gloves are a nice touch, but not required. A velvet cover for your schooling helmet is a nice idea too, especially if your helmet is an "off" color or has a pattern on it. You shouldn't need a jacket for either show.

For tack, I'd ride in a nice dark brown AP saddle and matching bridle. You'll want a fleece shaped pad for the jumping classes and a square white quilted pad for the Dressage tests.

No leg wear for either show. If you school properly at home for both, she won't need boots for protection or support in jumping. None really provide much support anyway, even the "support" or "sport" boots, lol.

When you go to the shows, remember your above tack and clothing (wear something over your breeches and shirt to keep them clean), grooming box, bucket for water, treats, hay, spare halter & lead, spare bridle, spare girth and stirrup leathers, spare shirt, baby wipes (good for last minute horse, tack, and rider cleaning), bottled water for you, and some ibuprophen or tylenol (you never know, lol). Don't forget to pack a lunch and some handy snacks for yourself as well. You'll need your horse's registration papers, coggins or other required health papers, show entry papers and/or fees, and membership cards or papers (if needed).

To prepare your mare for the shows, take her on lots of trail rides. Work her up and down hills and over varying terrain at the walk and trot. That will help build her stamina and strength. In the arena, work on trot poles and jumping gymnastics to increase her coordination and strength. If you get her really fit, she will be able to handle just about anything .

With her age, I would consider putting her on a probiotic and a joint supplement for preventative reasons. A good combo supplement is Missing Link + (plus). It has both probiotics and joint ingredients. That should help her stay strong and joints lubricated.

Good luck and have fun showing!
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Oh, and you can use NAVY for your coat in both shows if you end up in rated/big/real shows. Navy coats are quite acceptable in Dressage, if they're "plain" or pinstripe and dark.
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Thanks guys! That clears a lot up, now I can get shopping!

-luv2ride,
We do go on good trail rides with big hills and stuff, she also loves the galloping hill. What are jumping gymnastics? Just normal jumps and stuff? And when your talking about the probiotic's and the supplements do you think mellenium Vit. Is a good enough supplement or should I get her on a joint supplement?

OH! And what if my horse isnt reg.??? I've aksed my trainer about that and she said it wont matter.

Im so excited about showing

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Thanks guys! That clears a lot up, now I can get shopping!

-luv2ride,
We do go on good trail rides with big hills and stuff, she also loves the galloping hill. What are jumping gymnastics? Just normal jumps and stuff? And when your talking about the probiotic's and the supplements do you think mellenium Vit. Is a good enough supplement or should I get her on a joint supplement?

OH! And what if my horse isnt reg.??? I've aksed my trainer about that and she said it wont matter.

Im so excited about showing
Trotting and Walking up hills does a LOT more for building muscle and strength. They don't have to be big hills, even just a medium grade is enough. Make sure she's carrying herself properly, with her back rounded and her head slightly low.

Jumping gymnastics are lines of multiple fences. Like a trot/center pole to a cross rail, 1 stride to a vertical, bounce to a cross rail, 1 stride to another cross rail. They are relatively low jumps that come quick; you ride through in a half seat or two point. Talk to your trainer about incorporating them into your lessons.

Missing Link+ is a probiotic w/joint supplements. It's different than a vitamin supplement. You can mix the two together no problem.

Your horse doesn't need to be registered, you'd just need those papers to confirm her identity if she were! If you end up doing bigger/rated shows, you might need a horse registration/membership through the USEF. Don't worry about that until you think you might do those shows though.
http://www.usef.org/documents/member...pplication.pdf
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ok, great thanks! Im going to have to look into the Missing link+...

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