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.

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Table of contents

Grooming

Wash rack

Tack care

Braiding 

Stalls

Warm-up ring

for the rider

for the horse

miscellaneous horse show packing stuff

 

So here we go!!

 

 

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Your game of trailer tack room tetris awaits.

 

The Grooming Kit

Curry comb

Grooming gloves

Body brushes – hard, soft, finishing brush

Hoof picks with attached brushes

Mane and tail brush

Mane comb

Hoof dressing

Detangler

Shine enhancer

Baby powder or corn starch

Step stool

Fly spray

Thermometer

Bucket

Vet Kit

Touch up clippers

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Wash Rack Supplies

 

Shampoo

Conditioner

Detangler

Sponges

Washcloths

Sweat scraper

Shine enhancer

Hoof polish

Towels for drying off

Sponges

Liniment

Bucket

 

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Tack Cleaning Supplies

 

Bucket

Glycerin soap

Conditioner

Double sided sponge

Washcloths

Toothbrush

Metal polish

 

browband-cleaning

 

 

Braiding Supplies

 

Apron or fanny pack

Yarn

Elastics

Scissors

Hair product/braiding spray

Mane comb

Seam ripper

Stiff nylon brush

Hair clip

 

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Stall Set-Up Supplies

 

Pliers

Hammer

Long-handled magnet

Staple gun

Screwdrivers

Bailing twine

Duct tape

Cross ties

Stall guards

Caribiners

Zip ties

Screw eyes

Double-ended snaps

Water buckets

Feed bin

Hooks for hanging bridles and halters

Saddle racks

Shoe removal tools

Manure fork

Broom

Garden rake

Hose(s)

Hose nozzle

Wheelbarrow or muck tubs

Extension cords

Locks

Flashlight

Batteries

Fans

Hay nets and hay

Grain meals and Supplements

 

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Warm Up Ring supplies

 

Bucket

Hoof pick with attached brush

Hoof polish

Bottled water

Washcloths – damp and dry

Camera – still/video

Body brush

Test book

 

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For the Rider

 

Helmet

Hair ties, barrettes, bobby pins, hair net, hair spray

Small mirror

Show shirt

Stock tie

Stock pin

Show jacket

Show breeches/pants

Schooling tops/polos

Schooling breeches

Safety vest

Belt

Boots

Gloves

Spurs

Whip/crop

Rain gear

 

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For the Horse

 

Saddle

Girth

Girth covers

Schooling saddle pads

Show saddle pads

Bridle(s)

Schooling boots

Honor round polo wraps

Numbers for saddle pad or bridle

Ear bonnets

Cooler

Scrim sheet

Weather appropriate blankets

Shipping halter and everyday halter

Shipping boots

Standing wraps and bandages

Lunge whip

Lunge line

Martingale

Surcingle

Bell boots

Stud kit

Stud chain

Extra buckets

Extra tack (bridle, halter, stirrups)

Stall card

Small freezer

Ice boots or icing system

Poultice

Poultice paper

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Miscellaneous

 

Safety pins

Lint roller

Boot shine kit

Sewing kit

Boot pulls

Sunscreen

Garment bags

Water

Snacks

Cooler

Folding chairs

Kleenex

First aid kit

Cameras

Laundry bag

Pop up tent

Banners

Trash bags

Laundry bag

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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Shapley's Easy-Out No Rinse Shampoo 32 fl.oz
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Spot removing, deodorizing, dust busting, shine adding spray.

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Shapley's Hi Shine Shampoo, 1-Gallon
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Other sizes, too! Adds shine with the most gentle formula.

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SHAPLEY'S Medi-Care Med Shampoo W/Tea Tree & Lemon Grass, 32 oz
$19.99

The best shampoo for shine and soothing.

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$19.99 ($0.62 / Fl Oz)

For shine, conditioning, detangling, and stain protection.

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Rubber Latex Waterproof Dishwashing Gloves, 2 Pair Medium Long Cuff
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It's fashion and function

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$22.23

For all colors - to add shine and help lift stains.

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Shapley's Equitone 32 oz. Color Enhancing Shampoo, GOLD
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Brighten duns, palominos, and golden colors.

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For chestnuts and some bays

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For dark bays, black points, and black horses

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Shires Cactus Cloth
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Farnam Slick 'N Easy Horse Grooming Block
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Good for grooming, shedding, and bot egg removal

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Omega 3's plus gut health support in a delicious flax formula.

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Cavallo Simple Hoof Boot for Horses, Size 3, Black
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This style is great to protect the hoof, but is not soft and squishy for laminitis cases.

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EasyCare Glove Hoof Boot
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These boots are great for protecting barefoot horses.

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Whinny Wellies from Sox For Horses

Tough, weather-resistant covering for wraps and bandaging.

Silver Bells - Sox For Horses

For hoof protection when equine pastern dermatitis is a risk.

Durasole
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Dritz 638 Deluxe Seam Ripper, Blue
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For taking out braids

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Bent Latch Hook 6.25", Wood Handle
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For braiding most styles

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Cashel Quiet Ride Horse Fly Mask with Long Nose and Ears
$29.99

This style is great for riding!

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