Horse Breeds at HorseChannel.com

Horse Show Checklist

Follow this checklist to ensure you have everything you need.

Print this page

Paperwork:

Map to showgrounds
Show information
Rulebook
Membership cards
Horse registration
Health certificate, coggins, other required veterinary information
Emergency telephone numbers
Test booklet (dressage riders); NRHA patterns (reiners)
Checkbook/wallet/I.D.
Veterinarian phone number

For Travel:

Truck and trailer registration
Head bumper
Shipping boots or wraps
Tail bandage
Stable sheet
Leather or breakway halters
Lead ropes
Ties
Jack for trailer
Tail bag/wrap
Spare tire
Jack
Manure fork
Emergency phone numbers in case of breakdown
Trailer first-aid kit
Plenty of stored water for horse(s); buckets

For You:

Sunblock
Sunglasses
Hat or cap
Comfortable clothes/shoes for after competition
Beverages and snacks
Folding chairs
Aspirin, Band-Aids
Camera
Cell phone
Lint remover
Toiletries
Safety pins and sewing kit
Grooming apron or other cover-up

For Your Horse:

Bridles
Bits
Saddles
Saddle pads
Cinches/girths
Legwear (for warm-up, as well as show-ring--as dictated by your discipline)
Approved martingales or other auxillary tack
Spare stirrups and leathers
Breast plate, as needed
Whip/crop
Longe line and longe whip (optional)
Stud chain (optional)
Halter and lead line, plus a spare
Horse blanket and cooler (optional)
Drinking water and bucket
Hay/haynet, other feed
Equine first-aid kit
Treats
Stall guard and screw eyes (if you’re boarding overnight)

For Grooming:

Fly spray
Buckets
Shampoo / conditioner / detangler
Sweat scraper
Brushes, curries
Hoof pick
Coat polish
Spot remover and/or whitening product
Sponges and rags
Hoof dressing / polish
Grooming tote
Leather cleaner
Cordless clippers (for missed hairs)
Water in a spray bottle
Braiding kit / banding supplies
Scissors
Ribbons for mane (saddleseat)
Rain gear, if needed

Show Apparel:

Breeches/jodphurs
Jeans or show pants
Chaps
Boots
Boot pulls and jack
Boot socks
Boot polish
Spurs
Shin and knee guards (games/gymkhana); other protective gear
Coat, jacket or vest
Show shirt
Helmet or hat
Hair net/hair accessories
Tie / pin / scarf / choker
Underpasses (saddleseat)
Gloves
Belt/buckle
Rain gear, if needed

 Give us your opinion on
Horse Show Checklist

Submit a Comment   Join Club
Earn 1,000 points! What's this?
Reader Comments

Elaine    Woodland, CA

7/3/2013 4:51:34 PM

Good list - also Brenda's Tack Warehouse in Woodland up by Sacramento in California gives out a laminated copy of a horse show check list for free LINK I got mine and it really helps as I forget somethinga and it has more show specific tack stuff...

Elaine    Woodland, CA

7/3/2013 4:50:32 PM

Good list also Brenda's Tack Warehouse in Woodland up by Sacramento in California gives out a laminated copy of a horse show check list for free LINK I got mine and it really helps as I forget something...

sandy    bedford, KY

5/29/2013 6:25:53 PM

It was ok it needs more information about western/english show supplies. It was good.

Pat    Mansfield, TX

5/6/2013 7:40:15 AM

Great list - maybe add category for tack stall type needs like: saddle stand or hanger, hooks for halters, bridles etc. bungie cords to hang all kinds of stuff, box fans, extension cords, mirror, see through storage boxes for grouping things (ie towels, bungie cords, bucket hangers'cords) spray nozzle for hose and hose.

View Current Comments

Top Products