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I'm showing this season on the Silver hunter circuit (trillium/provincials). These are one day shows, ...
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    Good packing list for a one day show?

    I'm showing this season on the Silver hunter circuit (trillium/provincials). These are one day shows, and aren't really that big of a deal. But, I want to make sure I won't be forgetting anything come show day as it's my first season without a parent to gather up my paper work/memberships and organize things for me. I got a new horse last fall, who didn't have an EC passport, so I'm in the process of getting one for him now (along with my own EC membership).

    So, what I think I need is based on a few groups:


    Horse tack/care equipment
    Riding clothes/accessories
    Paperwork/Memberships
    Food/Snacks (the most important )


    For horse tack,

    Saddle
    Bridle
    Martingale
    Shaped pad
    Brushes
    Towel
    Hoof Pick/Dressing
    Lead Rope/Halter
    Fly Spray
    Show Sheen
    Saddle Soap/Oil/Sponge
    Bathing Bucket/Sponge/Sweat Scraper
    Liniment
    Leg Wraps
    Rain Sheet/Scrim
    Water Bucket
    Small wound care/trama kit with
    • Vet Wrap
    • Gauze Squares
    • Blue Lotion
    • Extra leg wraps/quilts
    • Electrolytes
    • Dosing syringe
    • Mineral Oil


    For Me:
    Hair Nets/Elastics
    Helment
    Breeches
    Show Shirt/Jacket with collar and pin
    Rain Jacket
    Extra Breeches
    Shorts/pants and sweater
    Extra Socks
    Sun Screen
    Hat

    Paperwork:
    EC Passport
    Coggins Test
    OEF Membership
    THJA Membership
    Health Card
    Debit Card/Cash (stashed well)
    Emergency #'s for Vet, and my next of kin (hopefully won't need those....)


    Food:
    I always plan to buy a Hamberger, but ....
    Back up lunch that won't spoil in the heat (suggestions?)
    A few snacks, like cookies, muffins
    Pre-frozen water bottles + crystal light singles for taste
    One small bottle of gatorade (which I don't always drink)
    A bag of chips or popcorn to munch on....Can you tell I'm a big snacker?

    I'll have to try to survive the day without the love of my life, chocolate , oh well, the price we pay to horse show.



    So, if you guys can think of anything that I'm missing from this list, it would be great to add. I'd rather be well organized now than try to run to the tack store the week before my first show. I used to be an A circuit groom, so it's been a long time since I've packed for just a one day show (and I have to get up so early too )

    Anyways, good luck to everyone out there who's showing this year!

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    Oh, and if you guys have economical ways of corralling all these items without buying a tack trunk that would be awesome!

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    i do one day shows all summer XD gotta love it XD sounds like a good list to me, as for the trunk, i think you can find big cheap trunks with weels at places like canadian tire, and walmart... thats what i use instead of an actual "equestrian show trunk" they are cheap and work the same
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    Your list looks good! I will edit if I think of anything else... For packing items...I use the tupperware totes that you can get for like, ten bucks at a Wal-mart. They have a snap lid and are sooo convenient!

    What zone are you showing?!

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    I've done a few one day shows.

    One thing I've run into is I bring everything but I never think to bring my own hose (with a sprayer head) and I always end up having to rise or quick bathe my horse and get into a jumble with finding a hose someone's willing to let me borrow.

    Also, bring tons of bobby pins for your hair if it's anything like mine. Inevitably, I always forget them and then come time for classes I have 3000000000 bits of hair that won't stay neatly hidden in my helmet. LOL. I've been known to grab duct tape and then cursing a storm when I have to rip it off after sweating like a large man all day and having a helmet squishing my taped down hair into a wad. LOL.

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    Good idea about the bobby pins, that's something I would have totally forgotten!

    I'm thinking that maybe I'll get a big tupperware container and put in all my horse gear with the exception of the saddle (obviously), and have a little ring bag made up inside. I'd then maybe put all my gear in a duffle bag. Does that sound effective, or do you guys have a better way? I think the big stanley trunks can still run over $100, which is pretty steep for me right now (almost the same cost as my entries for a show). I don't think I'll need a hose since they're only one day ship in shows, but it's something I'd definitely take for A circuit shows or the Trillium Championships if I qualify. I'm showing in Ontario, the Eastern Zone.

    Any ideas for horse show lunches? I don't like spicey, or sandwiches (but will eat them).

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    Oh nice!! I show SW (:

    Now I'm stronger, there must be something in the water.

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    For horse tack, Check it all before you go for soundness .

    Saddle -
    Bridle
    Martingale
    Shaped pad - Bring Baby powder incase this gets dirty, powder it on, smack it a few times to get ride of the dust - quick fix for a stain!
    Brushes
    Towel
    Hoof Pick/Dressing
    Lead Rope/Halter
    Fly Spray
    Show Sheen
    Saddle Soap/Oil/Sponge
    Bathing Bucket/Sponge/Sweat Scraper
    Liniment
    Leg Wraps Bring standing bandages and standing wraps just in case.
    Rain Sheet/Scrim
    Water Bucket
    Small wound care/trama kit with Dont forget a themometer, betadine (to clean your wounds!),triple antibiotic, 911 paste, your own hose/sprayer head

    • Vet Wrap
    • Gauze Squares
    • Blue Lotion
    • Extra leg wraps/quilts
    • Electrolytes
    • Dosing syringe
    • Mineral Oil



    For Me:
    Hair Nets/Elastics
    Helment
    Breeches
    Show Shirt/Jacket with collar and pin
    Rain Jacket
    Extra Breeches
    Shorts/pants and sweater
    Extra Socks
    Sun Screen
    Hat

    Paperwork:
    EC Passport
    Coggins Test
    OEF Membership
    THJA Membership
    Health Card
    Debit Card/Cash (stashed well)
    Emergency #'s for Vet, and my next of kin (hopefully won't need those....)


    Food:
    I always plan to buy a Hamberger, but ....
    Back up lunch that won't spoil in the heat (suggestions?)
    A few snacks, like cookies, muffins
    Pre-frozen water bottles + crystal light singles for taste
    One small bottle of gatorade (which I don't always drink)
    A bag of chips or popcorn to munch on....Can you tell I'm a big snacker?

    I'll have to try to survive the day without the love of my life, chocolate , oh well, the price we pay to horse show.

    Otherwise you seem pretty covered!
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    What about hay and snack for the horse, especially if you will be there all day.

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    Well, when my barn goes to shows we clean all the tack and horses (bath or vacuum in the winter) the day before. I agree with below_gravity, bring some hay as a snack for your horse so that he has something to do during a break. In terms of storage, we just make an organized mess in our trailer and only take out the things we know we'll need often (brush box, tack, halter/lead, etc . . . ) I hope this helps

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