Horse Show Check List

Attending a horse show for the first time can be a lot of fun and a great way for each horse and rider to further develop their skills. We put together this checklist to help ensure our new riders and their parents are prepared.


  • Map to location of show
  • Show information (Schedule usually posted on website of show host, final copy provided day of show at facility)
  • Annual Membership & Horse Registration to Appropriate Association(s):
  • Checkbook/wallet/I.D. (Blank check needed at show)

For You (or Your Parents):

  • Sunblock
  • Sunglasses
  • Hat
  • Comfortable clothes/shoes
  • Change of clothes for rider after competition
  • Cooler with Beverages and snacks
  • Folding chairs
  • Pain reliever, Band-Aids
  • Camera and/or video camera
  • Cell phone
  • Lint remover
  • Toiletries
  • Hair brush
  • Safety pins and sewing kit
  • Grooming apron or other cover- up
  • Rags
  • Scissors
  • Wet wipes
  • Tissues
  • Cash for tipping grooms

Show Apparel:

  • Breeches, jodphurs or show pants
  • Jodphur knee straps/garters (young girls only)
  • Boots
  • Boot socks
  • Boot polish
  • Spurs
  • Show Jacket
  • Show shirt
  • Helmet
  • Hair net
  • Ribbons and hair ties (for younger girls only)
  • Gloves (extra pair recommended for back up)
  • Belt/buckle
  • Rain gear, if needed

For Your Horse:

  • Bridles& Bits (Monarch will move these with horse to show)
  • Saddle
  • Show pad
  • Show Girths
  • Crop
  • Treats

For Grooming:

  • Coat polish
  • Spot remover and/or whitening product
  • Rags
  • Leather cleaner
  • Wash and groom your horse the day before a oneday local show
  • United States Equestrian
  • Texas Hunter Jumper Association
  • United States Hunter Jumper Association