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    10-04-2008, 04:19 PM
What to Bring to a Horse Show..

I am aksing all of you to list things to take to a horse show. List things from essentails, necessities, and things that you would normally bring but to need. List things for local shows to far away shows.. There are some of us on here that do not have trainer and we only have ourselves, our horses and the internet.. This is also good for people that have trainers to know exactly what you have to have and you can just copy-paste and then print it! Thanks to all that reply!
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    10-04-2008, 04:51 PM
A horse would be nice.

Sorry but I just had to !!!
    10-04-2008, 05:39 PM
Lol...yeah that would be a necessity!lol!
    10-04-2008, 06:10 PM
Camera. Second most important to the horse

Maybe do a run through at home, like a dress rehearsal. Pack up like you are going to a show and then get ready for the "show ring" and ride, pack up and see what things would have been handy.

I am not going to write all the obvious like saddle, bridles etc but a few things that I find are handy are
Folding chairs
Electrical tape
Snacks for you and the horses

And that's all I can think for now :)
    10-04-2008, 07:31 PM
Thank you for the reply.. anyone else?? Lets make a huge list!!! You know my first passion is horses but my second is photography and I had not thought bout the camera..

And batteries! For me my camera hold 800 pictures so an extra memory card wouldnt be necessery for me but maybe for others!
    10-04-2008, 08:17 PM
Clothes so you can get out of your show gear and comfy shoes!!! My topboots kill my feat after a day competing!!
    10-04-2008, 09:41 PM
Thanks for the reply.. anymore??
    10-05-2008, 02:21 AM
Here's a list I had made when I went to my first show (by myself!)


-Halter & Lead Rope (make that 2 halters...last show my horse broke his!)
-Shipping Boots
-Fly Mask
-Tail Bag & Dock Protector
-Hay Bag & Hay
-Saddle Stand
-Bridle Hook Rack
-Horse Cooler
-Standard Grooming Tools
-Show Sheen & Green Spot Remover
-Vaseline/Baby Oil
-Hoof Polish
-Hair Gel & Yarn for messed up plait
-String or Pins for Show Number
-Water Bottles & Snacks
-Water Bucket
-Muck Fork
-Horse Treats
-Class List Sheet
-Horse Registration Papers
-Proof of current Coggins test
-Folding Chair(s)

Many people bring a lot of grooming and tack-cleaning stuff...for a one-day show, I just do all that the night before, bag up my stuff, bundle up my horse, and everything is good to go the next day.

My first show, I brought 2 of every piece of tack "just in case." Of course, I spent more time hauling tack around than warming up my horse! Now I just bring an extra pad, but leave the extra saddles & bridles at home! =)
    10-05-2008, 06:39 PM
Awesome..the list is getting longer.. in a minute I will post a long list including what is on here... anybody else got any ideas??
    10-05-2008, 08:01 PM
Green Broke
Make up
Cooler with drinks
Cross - ties
Fence nails (the u-shaped ones, for attaching double end clasps to)
Double end snaps
Muck fork
Extension cord
Access to banamine, bute, etc.
Muck bucket
Electrolytes (multi day shows)
Folding table

...I know there's more -- mind is going blank...

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