This comprehensive checklist will help ensure you don’t forget anything important when you’re packing for your next horse show.

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!

Grooming

Grooming gloves

Curry comb

Variety of body brushes – hard, soft and finishing brush, etc.

Mane/tail brush and comb

Hoof picks (with brushes attached)

Hoof dressings

Shine enhancer

Detangler

Step stool

Fly repellents

Bucket

Touch-up clippers

Scissors

Elastics

Shampoo and conditioner

Sponges and washcloths

Towels for drying off

Sweat scraper

Tack cleaning

Glycerin soap

Conditioner

Washcloths and double-sided sponge

Toothbrush

Metal polish

For the horse

Saddle

Girth and girth covers

Saddle pads

Bridle

Ear bonnets

Number for bridle or saddle pad

Scrim sheet

Shipping boots

Everyday halter and shipping halter

Standing bandages and wraps

Lunge line

Lunge whip

Bell boots

Extra tack (stirrups, bridle, halter)

Feed bin

Water buckets

Grain meals and supplements

Hay nets and hay

For the rider

Show shirt

Stock tie

Show jacket and breeches/pants

Schooling polos/tops

Schooling breeches

Safety vest

Helmet

Hair accessories – barrettes, hair nets, bobby pins, hair spray, etc

Small mirror

Belt

Boots

Gloves

Rain gear

Miscellaneous items

Boot shine kit

Safety pins

Lint roller

Sewing kit

Sunscreen

Garment bags

Cooler

Water

Snacks

First aid kit

Folding chairs

Kleenex

Camera

Pop up tent

Laundry bag

Paper towels and wet wipes

Trash bags

Duct tape

Zip ties

Saddle racks

Manure forks

Broom

Extension cords

Flashlights

Fans

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!