Hunter Show Packing List from Equiflexsleeve!
Just in time for the beginning of the Fall Hunter shows, we’ve finished up our Hunter horse show packing list! Hunters are known for being stylish and well turned out, for we all fear George Morris appearing out of the blue to comment on a poorly placed hair net, an untraditional girth, or an unbraided horse. If you’re competing in recognized and rated USHJA shows, there are some regulations you need to be aware of – so be sure to browse their incredibly helpful and well put-together Rules & Regulations website and make yourself aware of the rules that apply to your classes. Much like in Dressage, whip lengths are regulated in USEF/USHJA shows (not to exceed 30″) and horse boots of any type are not permitted in the show rings. Martingales are regulated, breeches must be buff or cream colored, and in many divisions stirrups must be metal or silver – those trendy black wide-treads are grounds for elimination.
Of course, in such a traditional show ring, it’s very important to make sure your horse is looking shiny, happy and healthy! While good nutrition and a good training program is the only way to truly get a horse to shine, a curry comb and some coat spray does a great job at bringing out the best in your horse’s coat. Be sure to check out our other great horse show tips, collected by Equiflexsleeve fans from around the country!
You can right click on the image below to bring up a full size checklist to print off and keep in your trailer or show trunk. We hope you have a wonderful fall show season!