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
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).
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
Easy Boot – We have a couple in the barn
Gauze and Rolled Cotton
Thermometer – very important!!!
Twich- we have one in the barn
Bute – Every horse owner needs this at all times
Lunge Line and Lunge whip
Green Buckets – 1 large, 1 small
Feminine Hygiene Product (as needed)