No that owning all the horse show grooming stuff isn't fun. But I have found cheeper alternatives. I do buy a good stubbin shampoo. But I use baby powder instead of chalk, baby oil instead rub in detangler/shiner for knees, nose, mane and tail. I use Spray'n'white to take out any last minute stains.
Just sayin ;) You could save on the grooming stuff and have more to spend on the other stuff.