The Ultimate Horse Show Packing Checklist!
So you are headed to a show! You will likely spend a bit of time packing for a horse show….and hoping you don’t forget anything! I have compiled a handy horse show packing list – broken down by category. Please download a copy (show_packing_checklist) and print it for your use.
A little disclaimer here…. This comprehensive list is used to pack for “overnight” (or longer) shows. For day shows, where you may just haul in and out, you will be able to edit down a lot of this stuff. I also might have put some stuff in multiple categories, because some of us like our widgets with other widgets, and some of us want our widgets with our sprockets.
Table of contents
So here we go!!
Your game of trailer tack room tetris awaits.
The Grooming Kit
Body brushes – hard, soft, finishing brush
Hoof picks with attached brushes
Mane and tail brush
Baby powder or corn starch
Touch up clippers
Wash Rack Supplies
Towels for drying off
Tack Cleaning Supplies
Double sided sponge
Apron or fanny pack
Hair product/braiding spray
Stiff nylon brush
Stall Set-Up Supplies
Hooks for hanging bridles and halters
Shoe removal tools
Wheelbarrow or muck tubs
Hay nets and hay
Grain meals and Supplements
Warm Up Ring supplies
Hoof pick with attached brush
Washcloths – damp and dry
Camera – still/video
For the Rider
Hair ties, barrettes, bobby pins, hair net, hair spray
For the Horse
Schooling saddle pads
Show saddle pads
Honor round polo wraps
Numbers for saddle pad or bridle
Weather appropriate blankets
Shipping halter and everyday halter
Standing wraps and bandages
Extra tack (bridle, halter, stirrups)
Ice boots or icing system
Boot shine kit
First aid kit
Pop up tent
Show paperwork – Coggins, health cert. all association membership cards
Dry erase board and markers
Paper towels/wet wipes
Boot shine kit
Phone numbers – hotel, pizza delivery, overnight watch service, show office, trainer, on-site farrier, on-call Veterinarian
And last, but not least….your sanity.
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HandsOn Grooming Gloves – also, use code PEG for some free shipping!
HandsOn Finishing Gloves – code PEG will get you some free shipping
Genuine Cactus Cloth – Natural – 18 X 16-1/2 Standard This is much better for stain removal and spreading natural oils around.
JT Tough-1 Fold Up Thinning Knife – my favorite mane blade for making a mane even!
Solocomb By Dh Animal Products – for thinning the mane without pulling.
ADC Veterinary Thermometer, Dual Scale, Adtemp 422 – For easy temperature taking
3M Littmann Classic III Monitoring Stethoscope, Black Edition Chestpiece, Black Tube, 27 inch, 5803 – For finding heart rate and gut sounds
Wahl Professional Animal Bravura Lithium Clipper – this includes the 5 in 1 blade that goes from a #9 to a #40. Perfect for designs!
Sore No More Liniment Bottle – pick your size
Perri’s Standing Bandages, Pack of 4 – so many colors to choose from
Mattes Liquid MELP – 500ML – for sheepskin goods
Leather Therapy Leather Laundry Solution – for sheepskin, leathers, suede goods