Prep for first show?

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  1. monte26

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    I’m showing for the first time (well, I used to show when I was 8 but it’s been like 10 years haha) in about a month (fingers crossed that I can afford it)! I’m super excited. I’ll probably be doing low training jumpers or something like that, or maybe arena eventing. I don’t own or lease so I’ll be taking on of our school horses. Anyways, I can handle the practice and lessons with my trainer, but i need some help with what I need before the show.
    I already have a show coat, breeches, and a saddle and basic tack like that, (I also have tall boots but the calf is a little small so I have to figure that out...) but I need to know what else to purchase. I don’t have my own brushes, so should I go buy some? What else should I look into? Thanks!!
     
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    Alsosusieq2 Senior Member

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    What are you showing in?
     
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    NBChoice Senior Member

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    Is the instructor not taking you? You are going by yourself with a lesson horse?
     
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    I’m not totally sure yet, but I’ll definitely be jumping and probably no dressage unless I have to.
     
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    No she’s taking me along wth a bunch of other girls so I have all the basic stuff that she provides, plus all the tack needed for the specific horse.
     
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    I wouldnt worry too much about it then. Just show clothes and stuff to do your hair and makeup.
     
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    mooselady Senior Member

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    Best person to ask is your instructor, most of them have quite particular preferences when traveling to shows. No point buying stuff if it’s provided.
     
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