Showing kit checklist - get prepped for your big day!

Showing kit checklist - get prepped for your big day!

The showing season is now in full swing. But it is still quite a task preparing and packing for each show (never mind the unpacking and washing…). It is always handy to have a show list at hand to ensure no vital items are left behind on the big day! Obviously depending on what classes you are doing this list might differ slightly but I find it a good reference.


  • Saddle - Berney General Purpose Saddle €950
  • Bridle - Dapple Anatomical Bridle - Black €179.99
  • Girth (or two) - Celtic Equine Neoprene Girth €35.95
  • Boots - USG Protection Tendon Splint/Boot €39.95
  • Bandages (legs and tail)
  • Show Numnah - Shires Fully Lined Numnah Navy €49.95
  • Exercise Numnah – for leg stretching on arrival - Horseware Rambo® Saddle Pad €58


  • Hat - Samshield Shadowmatt standard helmet in blue €295
  • Jodhpurs (by two – you never know when you might need a spare set.) - Ariat Tri Factor Grip Full Seat Womens Breeches €135
  • Gloves - Samshield V-Skin Swarovski gloves in navy €59.90
  • Show Jacket - Dublin Haseley Show Jacket in Navy was €89 now €39
  • Shirt and Tie - Ariat Womens Aptos Show Shirt €39
  • Boots - Ariat Womens Heritage Contour II Field Zip Boot
  • Whip €7.95


Show Essentials

  • Brush set - the Alan Davies brush set is fantastic! It has everything you need on show day €136
  • Baby wipes – to remove those last minute stains every grey horse manages to get….
  • Grooming basket – essential if you have to strip the horse for the confirmation judge. A brush, towel, wipes, and a bottle of water are essential in any show basket
  • Fly spray – The Carr & Day & Martin Flygard spray works a treat and keeps all those pesky flys away €20
  • Spare clothes – after all it is Ireland we live in (90% chance of rain!)
  • Tack Cleaning products – it is always nice to give the leather a last minute shine before entering the ring - Carr Day Martin Belvoir Step 2 Tack Conditioner €14.95
  • Water drum
  • Bucket and Sponge/Sweat Scraper
  • First Aid kit for horse and rider, including Foran Equine Eazi-Care Animal Poultice Dressing

by Lauren Cushe

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