This comprehensive checklist will help ensure you don’t forget anything important when you pack for your next horse show.
You’re off to a horse show? How exciting! There are a lot of things to remember when packing for an event, and the last thing you want is to forget something important. This list is designed to cover anything and everything you may need!
Variety of body brushes – hard, soft and finishing brush, etc.
Mane/tail brush and comb
Hoof picks (with brushes attached)
Shampoo and conditioner
Sponges and washcloths
Towels for drying off
Washcloths and double-sided sponge
For the horse
Girth and girth covers
Number for bridle or saddle pad
Everyday halter and shipping halter
Standing bandages and wraps
Extra tack (stirrups, bridle, halter)
Grain meals and supplements
Hay nets and hay
For the rider
Show jacket and breeches/pants
Hair accessories – barrettes, hair nets, bobby pins, hair spray, etc
Boot shine kit
First aid kit
Pop up tent
Paper towels and wet wipes
Also, be sure to remember:
- Relevant phone numbers such as for the hotel, show office, overnight watch service, on-call veterinarian and on-site farrier
- Show documents – Coggins, health certificates, all membership association cards, etc.
Horse shows can be chaotic, high pressure events and undoubtedly much more enjoyable if you arrive well-prepared!