Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Southwestern Ontario, Canada
• Horses: 0
No problem. :) I know my coach wouldnt approve of a pink shirt unless I was riding a jumper. Even a normal button down white shirt would probably be fine since it is your first show. Ask your coach to be absolutely certain though! If its just a schooling show, its not as big of deal what you wear so much. Some kids will be wearing show shirts and jackets though, but they might show all the time. After your first show, then possibly look into getting more stuff if you plan on continueing. You might even get lucky and buy a used show jacket from someone who has out grown theirs. For now though, a polo and half chaps are fine. Make sure your hair is neat and tidy though! (I'm assuming you are a girl) Braid it or put it under a hair net. No hoop earrings. Wear gloves if you have them.
Bath the horse. S/he doesnt need to be braided, but if one of the other kids is having him braiding, you might want to watch, and possibly chip in for it if s/he is going to be braided for your classes. (It's a nice gesture, you don't have to). It'd be nice if someone else was using your horse, because then you can help the other person out and know what needs to be done for next time.