Horse shows are important to you. The last thing you want is to forget something important. Yet the time around a show is so exciting, you can be distracted from doing the most basic things. Download this simple checklist to ensure you've done everything you need to make your show as successful as you can.
2 weeks or morebefore the show
Did you remember to send in your registration materials?
Are all of your riding clothes clean and ready to be packed?
Do you have all of your horse's health papers you will need?
The day/night beforethe show
Clean & check your tackover thoroughly. Is everything usable? Do you need to replace pieces for safety? Is everything packed in the trailer?
Halter and lead
Show halter and lead
Cinch or girth
Extra halter and lead
Extra reins and cinch or girth
Check your trailerto ensure that it is road-ready. This is a very important step and should NEVER be skipped. The safety of you and your horse, as well as other motorists rest on this.
How are the tires? Is the pressure adequate? Is the tread wear okay?
How is the inside? Are all the floorboards in place? Any rotting or cracking? Are fresh shavings put down?
Are the gates intact?
Do all the latches work?
Is the hitch in good shape?
Check brake lights/turn signals.
Check trailer tie or lead rope to secure horse.
Check your horseto see if she is travel and show ready. Do you have all the supplies you need for her health and safety?