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post #1 of 35 Old 03-28-2010, 09:50 PM Thread Starter
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What do I need?

Okay eventers of hs,

I am about the start my first year showing eventing. I've never shown at all before except the odd local show. Main thing I need to know is what tack, equipment, clothes, etc. do I need to be successful. I have A/P saddle, normal snaffle bridle, I got 2 differant A/P saddle pads. What else do I need and what clothes do I need?
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post #2 of 35 Old 03-28-2010, 10:39 PM
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A good helmet, breeches, tall boots, and a SAFETY VEST [a must for cross-country.] There's the normal english show attire- coat, gloves, black helmet [preferably], shirt, tan breeches, black boots [all for Dressage and Stadium.] For XC, you MUST have a vest. No show clothes there, but tall boots and breeches, helmet, gloves... shirt is up to you what color/ style you wear. Most often it's either a t-shirt, polo, or long sleeve.
In both stadium and cross-country, your safety medical armband is a must.

For your horse, on the XC, boots are also a must. NO OPEN FRONTS. They could allow your horse to bruise his legs. Stadium, same thing, boots are recommended. For jumping, a breastplate is often seen; it's a preference/need thing. My saddle doesn't normally slide, but if I'm galloping and it happens to, I'd rather have a breastplate on for extra stability. No martingales. That's all I can think of for now; I'm sure people will be able to add onto this. =]

OH! If I were you, I'd check to make sure you can gallop in a plain snaffle- I know my horse can on XC, but it's not the same fat snaffle I use in dressage. Safety first. =]
Also- rubber reins for jumping: I prefer them, esp. When you're riding thru water mid-course and don't want slick reins the rest of the way through the course!
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post #3 of 35 Old 03-28-2010, 11:07 PM Thread Starter
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I have a french link, http://www.horsetackinternational.co...24-eggbutt.jpgon my bridle, my boy likes it best. I have breeches and I have paddock boots and half-chaps. Are those okay? Can you get helmet covers because I have a dark green helmet, not a fancy velvet one.
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post #4 of 35 Old 03-28-2010, 11:52 PM
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Helmet covers, yes, that's what I do too. =] Half chaps NO, unless they are the full-grain leather ones. There are specifications- you might want to check out the older thread about "Half Chaps and eventing" [not sure how to link here, sorry!] because there's a section there straight from the eventing rule book. =]
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post #5 of 35 Old 03-29-2010, 03:07 AM
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first things first, you need to read all ur rules that will state all the equipement ur allowed to use.
Definetly check out what ur horse is like out in a gallop (maybe at the beach or bush or forrest or trails) and see what ur control is like
If you don't wanna spend a fortune on boots get some splint boots to protect the legs
In australia in the pony club events it's a must to wear long sleeves on cross country. But in EFA(equestine federation of australia) it's not necessary to wear long sleeves.
I find the pony club rules are alot now strict so you might wanna check that out.
On xc ALWAYS carry a crop if allowed and ur horse isn't scared of them.
Also if allowed (donno where you are) wear a watch that counts ur time and set it 1 sec before you take off and use that as a guid to know if ur going slow or too fast, just remember to stop it at finsh flags or at least look at it (i forget if I get refusals)
CHAPSTICK!! Make sure you use chapstick on ur lips before doing cross country, u'll be glad you did

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post #6 of 35 Old 03-29-2010, 08:25 AM
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they have covered it pretty well but I would like to make one correction. You CAN wear a running martingale in stadium and XC. No standing martingales are permitted but running martingales certainly are

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post #7 of 35 Old 03-29-2010, 12:03 PM
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Okay, thanks eventerdrew! I wasn't sure on that one. =] I never use one, so I was going by personal experience. I forgot the watch! GAH, how could I manage that one?!?

Paper and pen are very useful, as well, to walk your course. Noting any turns, hills, etc, that might give you issues, as well as your time spacing. =]
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post #8 of 35 Old 03-29-2010, 12:16 PM
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always bring an extra bridle, girth, halter, leadrope, & saddle pad ! If something breaks you will be glad you did !

Out of curiosity, why do you have to wear long sleeves corporate pride ?

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post #9 of 35 Old 03-29-2010, 02:07 PM Thread Starter
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oky thanks guys. My friend is giving em some splint boots{if they fit} and a pair of tall boots{if they fit}. So now I have:
Saddle/girth
Bridle
Pads
Breeches{gonna get new ones}
Helmet{need a cover}
Gloves{they're blue, my stables colors}
Crop
Spurs{if needed}
Splint boots{maybe}
Tall boots{maybe}

Wow. Lots of stuff.
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post #10 of 35 Old 03-29-2010, 03:29 PM
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For dressage, you're going to want black or white gloves. You can pick up decent ones cheaply at most local tack stores.
And yes, extras are definitely good! Stock up when you find cheap [good] stuff! Buckets, buckets, buckets. I was SO mortified when I realized I forgot buckets to a normal show last year! Thank goodness my team had plenty of extras. XD I keep a long list of "stuff to bring"- If you'd like it, PM me and I can get it via attachment to an email for you. =]
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