Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: on a farm, duh!
Well a white pad is a must, color enhancing shampoos, I assume you have matching tack? Stuff to clean that with. Good show pants (usually beige looks very proper and nice. Make sure you can jump in them.) and a good pair of tall boots. They WILL be expensive but a good pair will last forever and a day. All my boots are Ariat, I think I've only ever had one pair that wasn't. Also a clean dark colored helmet OR a velvet helmet cover for the helmet you already have. Hair nets are a must, along with someone who can do your hair. A black crop is nice to have, as well as a set of show spurs(a pair to keep clean in the trailer if you use them). I don't think I could live without my tackbox at shows. It holds my saddle pads, boots, blankets, grooming and braiding kits, everything in one place. Braiding tools are a great thing to have. Clippers to clean up your horse are nice (I like Whal). Depending on the type of shirt you have you might need a stock tie. I like to keep a seperate set of grooming tools and shampoo and buckets for shows, it keeps everything clean and I can keep it in my trailer. Hay nets save lives, end of story lol. If you are going to stay in a stall, bridle hooks to hang over the door to keep things hung is a really really nice thing to have!
Jumping a horse = Getting wings!
Why live on the edge when you can jump off?- Greenwood Horse Trials Tee-Shirt