The Plaid Horse Ultimate Horse Show Packing List

By Izzy Feinstein

As the start of the summer horse show season approaches, riders everywhere are preparing to travel to shows all across the country. Whether they will be at the show for a day or a month, it is important to make sure you have everything you will need to do your best! To help make packing a little easier, I created the “Ultimate Horse Show Packing List” so you do not forget anything on your big day!

For the Rider:

  • Show coat
  • Show shirt
  • Show pants
  • Belt
  • Socks
  • Horse show bows (for younger riders) OR hairnets
  • Gloves
  • Helmet
  • Riding boots
  • Garters (for younger riders)
  • Crop
  • Spurs
  • Riding clothes for days you are not showing  
  • Hat and/or sunglasses
  • Rain jacket and boots
  • Vest, jacket, and/or sweater
  • Shoes (sperrys, sneakers, etc.) for walking around show grounds
  • Half chaps (if needed for schooling)
  • Leather care (saddle soap, sponges, etc.)

For the Horse and Stable:

  • Saddle
  • Bridle and Martingale
  • Girth
  • Show Pad
  • Half pad and saddle pad (for jumpers, schooling, etc.)
  • Front and/or back boots
  • Earballs
  • Bell boots
  • Polo wraps
  • Fly bonnet
  • Cooler
  • Blankets
  • Rain sheet
  • Hoof oil
  • Showsheen
  • Fly spray
  • Brushes
  • Standing wraps
  • Liniment
  • Shampoo, conditioner, vetrolin, sweat scraper, or other materials for bathing
  • Treats
  • Lunging equipment
  • Any medication
  • Feed/Hay
  • Buckets
  • Leadrope
  • Towels
  • Halter
  • Shipping Halter
  • Extra bits
  • Fly sheets/mask
  • Braiding equipment (if you braid yourself)
  • Stall guards
  • Breastplate
  • Mucking equipment
  • Scissors
  • Seam ripper
  • Duct tape
  • Zip ties
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