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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HandsOn Grooming Gloves – also, use code PEG for 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.

I love Easy Out for touch-up stain removal!

 

You can also snap up a bottle of the grooming oil I love 

 

Tiger’s Tongue

 

The Strip Hair groomer

Hoof picks with brushes are double-duty

 

A small brush for faces.

 

A dandy brush

A dandy brush

 

A finishing brush

Horse hair finishing brush

 

A hard brush with shorter bristles.

One style of hard brush.

 

The Wet brush – great for damp or wet hair

I love the WET brand for manes and tails.

 

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.

This is a rake that works similarly.

 

 

 

Handy cloths for all things horse grooming

Larger sponge for bathing and grooming

 

Tack cleaning sponges

 

Fiebing’s Liquid Glycerine Saddle Soap for Horse 16 fl oz

 

Effax Leather Balsam 500 ml

A handy tote for grooming supplies on the go!

The classic wood grooming box.

 

Tote with stepstool combo!

Magic Sheen, works wonders without all of the added alcohol.

 

This shampoo, MediCare, has soothing ingredients for sensitive skin.

 

Everyone’s favorite MTG for all sorts of skin issues.

 

EquiTone in Black is great for bays and darker horses.

 

Whitening EquiTone is good for all colors for shine, and whitening for grays. 

 

Red EquiTone in brightens chestnuts and blood bays.

 

EquiTone in GOLD works with palomino coloring. 

 

 

 

 

No. 2 Heavy Oil, just a bit of deeper conditioning for dry winter coats.

 

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

TRIMMERS



Wahl Professional Animal Bravura Lithium Clipper – this includes the 5 in 1 blade that goes from a #9 to a #40. Perfect for designs!

Wahl Professional Animal ARCO with 5 in 1 blade

 

The Chromado, also available in black.

 

Wahl’s Creativa horse trimmer is also availabe in pink.

BODY CLIPPERS

 

The KM10’s are the gold standard for horse body clippers.

 

The Pro Ion, this is a body clipper that uses 30-15-10 blade system.

The Lister Stars – the best shear-style clippers for horses!

 

Blades for body clippers, the detachable style.

 

The 10 Wide blade for body clippers, the detachable style.

A 5 in 1 replacement blade.

Lister Star blades, fine cut.

Uptite Poultice

 

Sore No More Liniment Bottle – pick your size

Back on Track Limber Up LiniMint Leg and Body Brace

 

 

Vetrolin Liniment

Ice Horse Pair of Tendon Leg Wraps for Equine Therapy – Comes with 4 Ice Packs

 

These ice packs make for easy cooling of your horse’s legs and hooves. They last for hours.

This tall boot can be filled with ice or ice packs to help the horse with laminitis.

 

These affordable boots can be filled with ice to help your horse.

 

Fancy quilts

Quilts

Perri’s Standing Bandages, Pack of 4 – so many colors to choose from

 

Easy to use Back On Track boots

 

One style of leg quilts, from Intrepid International

 

Yet another style of quilt

Back on Track no-bows

Sheepskin fuzzies can help with rubs.

Fleece halter covers

Magic Cushion takes the sting out of hooves

 

The BEST for winter grooming – a hot water kettle!

 

 

This saddle pad has memory foam panels and a contoured topline

A lovely western saddle pad with a contoured topline.

This western saddle pad has a cutout for the withers.

Numnahs also come in contoured shapes.

A basic and affordable contoured saddle pad.

A quilted saddle pad with a contoured topline

Fleece girth cover

 

This is an evaporative cooling blanket for horses

Another cooling blanket option for horses

Back On Track mesh sheets acts like a warming treatment

 

Fun colors and fringe for tail bags.

 

Tail protectors for trailering. 

Scrim sheet

 

This is a lighter scrim style of cooler

 

This slow feeder for pellets and grains helps your horse take his time eating. 

Heated bucket

 

Bucket warmer

Muck tubs can make great waterers

The gold standard in muck tubs, this one.

Small opening hay net

Traditional slow feeder with smaller openings



Vittles Vault 80 lb – many sizes to choose from!

 

Mattes Liquid MELP – 500ML – for sheepskin goods

Leather Therapy Leather Laundry Solution – for sheepskin, leathers, suede goods

 

Free laundry detergents may be better for your horse’s stuff

 

 

This saddle oil contains fungicides for your horse’s tack.

 

This fly bonnet is sound dampening.

Turn your horse into a mermaid with this fun fly bonnet.

Ear puffs don’t have to be fuzzy.

Fuzzy ear puffs for horses 

 

 

 

 

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