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To continue to the series of what I actually use regularly, I had a look at the products I use before or bring to horse shows. I am focusing on one day shows (not overnights). For overnights there’s a lot more brought along for me and the horse, but this focuses on a short trip to our local show grounds (which is our most common show type).
I have two sets of riding attire based on level being shown, but there’s lots of similarities between the two.
Short Show Coat – Noel Asmar
Shadbelly – Sarm Hippique
Show Shirt – Horseware, Sarm Hippique, Tredstep
Breeches – LeMieux Amara, Romfh Isabella Full Seat
Belt – C4 (because what else would I use!)
Helmet – HKM, OneK
Stock Tie – Equus Couture (because who doesn’t want to stand out in a gorgeous stock tie?)
Gloves – Noble Equestrian
Undergarments – Cheeta Trotter Bra and Cool Cat Tights
Boots – Mountain Horse, Pietre Elegance, Boot Crowns
Whip – Fleck Impulse (I use this one daily)
Luggage – Roma, Paul and Lydia (unfortunately went out of business, but if you can find some of their luggage bags, you’ll be thrilled. They’re gorgeous and sturdy.)
For the Horse
Saddle – Custom Saddlery
Girth/Leathers – Total Saddle Fit Girth and Leathers
Stirrups/Bits – Herm Sprenger
Bridles/Reins – Lund Saddlery for snaffle and Passier for my double.
Leg Protection – Veredus or Equestrian Stockholm brushing boots.
Browbands – Equus Couture, Polished Pony and Maiko Duchesse.
Saddle Pads – LeMieux Half Pad, Cavallino Marino
Bathing Pre-Show – EquiFuse CFS Shampoo, Showsheen Shampoo, E3 Argan Oil Conditioner, Equifuse Rehydrinse. Knotty Horse Leave In Conditioner.
Braiding -Spot On Braiding Wax, Yarn, knitting needle, scissors, clips, razor main comb, rubber bands. Tail Bag.
Boot Cleaning/Polish and Tack Cleaning – Sterling Essentials Leather Cleaner, Kiwi Parade Gloss polish, rags, nylons and lots and lots of elbow grease.
Show Grooming Tote – The Simple Equine Simple Suds Shampoo, Hands On Gloves, Roma Flick Brush and Haas Body Brush, Oster Tail Brush, hoof pick, Knotty Horse Detangler, Equus Marigold Spray, The Simple Equine Shine Spray, The Simple Equine Warm Weather Comfort Spray, RepelX Fly Spray, horse cookies of some variety. Effax Speedy Leather Shine, Lexol Wipes and rags.
Snacks/Drinks – Flavored Sparkling waters (Le Croix, Waterloo, Bubbly, ect.), Luna Bars, GogoSqueeze. Water with electrolytes (NUUN are my favorites).
Extras – Fold up chair, show cooler (Horseware), extra halter/lead rope, printed tests and schedules, shipping boots, blanket/sheet if needed, collapsible bucket, hay/hay net, and lunge equipment (which is mostly unnecessary with Jax but was a MUST for Spice).