TO EXPECT IN YOUR FIRST FEW YEARS OF HORSE SHOWING
Things First - Getting ready for the show at home
the day before:
going to the horse show can come to the barn the
day before the show. You should plan to exercise
your horse, bathe or clean your horse, and clean
and pack your tack.
hairbrush, bobby pins
with drinks and snacks for you!
pins for numbers
You Have Arrived:
care of your horse's needs is the first thing to
your horse's stall. Make sure your horse has hay
your tack and cleaning supplies.
the Trainer ...
my horse need to be lunged?
I saddle up and ride now?
classes am I going in?
for your classes. Enter your classes at the entry
booth and get your number. (Don't forget your number!)
Shows held at the Niagara County Fairgrounds accept
an eye on the show schedule and know what class
is being held. Have a plan of when you will want
to tack your horse and get on, you don't want to
miss your class. HAVE FUN!
you have a break in between classes you can groom
your horse, pick his feet, clean your tack and
check his water.
You Are Done!
you are now done showing. After untacking your horse,
you will take care of your horse first!! Make sure
your horse is cool before putting your horse in its
stall. Hose him/her off if weather permits. Tie up
your horse's tail, and take out the braids. (Wet
the mane first for easy removal.) Check that he/she
has hay and water. Then you may pack all of your
tack and supplies. Check with your trainer before
the time you are showing your second year, you
Bucket - shampoo, conditioner, sponge, sweat scraper,
full of Supplies - brushes, scissors, baby oil,
hoof oil, hoof pick, show sheen, fly spray, hair
brush for tail, old towels, etc.
whips and spurs
cleaning products (Soap, sponges, silver polish)
kit and yarn to match your horse's mane
saddle pad or blanket
your second year of showing you should have:
for your horse
rack and bridle rack
line and lunge whip
boots and bell boots
show rules and regulations
anyone that is leasing, you MUST lease a horse
at least one month prior to the show date.
is mandatory that anyone needing to cancel from
attending the show, must give one week's notice
or standard horse show charges will be made and
you will be billed.
going to a show, any previous show bills must be
paid in full.
Lunging and Grooming lessons will be given throughout
must take braiding lessons in order to braid your
own horse for a show.