Things You Need For A Hose Show

Rider

  • Black Safety Helmet with a hairnet (Becca can teach you how to do your hair) GPA preferred.
  • Rat – catcher shirt
  • Breeches – Preferably Tailored Sportman or something similar
  • Black Show Gloves
  • Boots – should be polished every night of the show.
  • Polish – Everything that can be seen while you are on your horse, including the heel. Becca can show you how. Always keep a boot rag in your trunk during the show, polished boots make a big difference in your appearance on a horse. If you are under twelve, and showing in paddock boots make sure to wear garters that match you boots or wear tall boots.
  • Hunt Coat – Every night of the show you should clean the dust off of your coat with a damp washcloth. Hang it up in the tack room
  • between classes.
  • Spurs – Leathers should be polished with black shoe polish. (when in doubt, ask Becca they can help you get the right thing and make sure it fits properly).
  • Black Belt
  • Tack

  • Bridle – Should be oiled if new (Becca or the grooms can help you) but not the reins. Polish the part of the bit that shows in the horse’s mouth.
  • Saddle – Should be cleaned every night during the show Clean New White Saddle Pad
  • White polo wraps
  • Crop (if needed)
  • Leather Equitation Boots (if needed)
  • White Shipping Wraps with Green Overlay Bandages (Becca can show you)
  • Leather Shipping Halter – Very important
  • Green Nylon Halter with name plate
  • Green Nylon Lead Rope with name plate
  • Girth with name plate
  • Martingale (if needed) with name plate
  • Grooming at the Show
  • The grooms will do most of this but it is good to know how to do it.
  • Must have mane pulled to 3”long
  • Must be clipped-muzzel, feet, bridle path and ears
  • Must be bathed every night during a show
  • Wash brushes before show starts- never use dirty brushes on a clean horse
  • During The Show

    Always double check with the horse show office to make sure you are properly entered and which classes you are in. Check the amount of people in each class and that can help you figure how long until your next class. Becca can help teach you this trick. Jumping rounds usually take 2 minutes a round and flat classes take about 10 minutes.

    Tack Trunk List

    Most of these items Sunnybrook tries to keep in the barn for emergencies, but as a horse owner, it is important to be aware of these items and start building up a supply. You don’t need to go out buy all of it now, but it will give you somewhere to start.

  • Duct Tape – Good for everything
  • Vet Wrap – Best stuff in the world, every horse owner needs at least a couple of rolls
  • Clean standing wraps
  • Betadine – red and blue
  • Furosal
  • Easy Boot – We have a couple in the barn
  • Ice pack
  • Heat Pack
  • Bandage scissors
  • Latex gloves
  • Gauze and Rolled Cotton
  • Thermometer – very important!!!
  • Twich- we have one in the barn
  • Electrolites
  • Rubbing Alchol
  • Fly Spray
  • Bute – Every horse owner needs this at all times
  • Stud Chain
  • Safety pins
  • Clean rags/towels
  • Vaseline
  • Lunge Line and Lunge whip
  • Green Buckets – 1 large, 1 small
  • Clippers
  • Sweat scraper
  • Shampoo
  • Hoof Oil
  • Draw reins
  • Boot pulls
  • Baby powder
  • Boot polish
  • Hole punch
  • Scissors
  • Feminine Hygiene Product (as needed)
  • Sewing Kit