Horse Show Packing List
A list of essential requirements to get you and your mount ready for a show!
Compiled by Emily Lang.
Your Horse Show Packing list will differ depending on what discipline you compete in. For example, I event so it is necessary for me to pack the gear required for each phase; Dressage, Cross Country and Show jumping. It is also important that you pack a travelling kit, grooming kit and a first aid kit. Horses are unpredictable and you need to ensure that you are prepared for any unfortunate event. Throughout the blog all of my wonderful HHE gear I use are linked!
– Halter and lead rope (make sure you pack a spare)
– Spare pair of reins
– Saddle cloth
– Sheep wool pad
-If you use different saddles for the dressage and jumping phases of an event, don’t forget to pack both saddles, a girth and a pad for each.
– Breast plate
– Flat work, show jumping and cross country protective boots.
– Hole punch
– Ear mufflers (if your horse is a little noise sensitive)
– Bridle numbers
– Breeches (if you’ve got spares, take them)
– Show shirts (as well as spares)
– Show jacket
– Riding socks
– Riding and handling gloves
– Approved helmet
– Cross country colours (if you have them)
– Body protector
– Cross country watch
– Hairnet (essential for keeping long hair looking neat and tidy.
– Safety pins (helpful when attaching numbers etc.)
There are several items that should be packed in the trailer every time you transport your horse. These include:
– Hay net and hay
– Feed for horse
– Horse supplements
-Treats and/ or carrots (do not feed until after your classes , or you may end up with orange froth and slobber over your clean breeches.)
– Buckets (generally used for feeding up, watering, bathing or cooing down your mount)
– Travelling wraps or boots for the horse.
– Show rug, rain sheet, woollen half sheet and heavy rug.
Throughout the course of the show, you’ll be sprucing up your horse each time you enter the ring. Ensure that the items are packed into a container that can be easily loaded into the trailer and taken with you.
– Brushes and combs
– Pulling comb
– Hoof pick
– Old rags and towels
– Hoof polish
– Baby powder (for making white socks sparkling white)
– Baby oil
– Braiding kit
– Show sheen or other coat conditioner
– Hard brush for quarter marking
– Baby wipes
– Fly repellent spray
– Stud kit if used
First Aid Kit:
While we hope that our horse won’t be injured at a show, it is important to be prepared for the worse, therefore, it is always smart to keep these items present at a competition.
– Gauze pads
– Bute or other anti-inflammatory
– White healer (or other antiseptic cream)
I hope providing these lists you are able to be 100% prepared for every competition, or event!