The final sashes have been awarded, the victory laps taken, and trailers unloaded at home following the 2023 Great American Insurance Group/USDF Regional Championships. Now, competitors begin to look towards the US Dressage Finals presented by Adequan®. In just two short weeks, the Kentucky Horse Park will be converged upon for the most anticipated event of the competition year. In preparation, we’ve put together a packing list for competitors and their equine dance partners!
For the Rider:
Stock Tie and Pin
Outerwear (for all seasons!)
For the Horse:
Saddle Pads (Schooling and Show)
Blankets (Cooler, Stable Blanket)
Extra Halter and Leadrope
Grooming Kit (Curry Comb, Soft and Dandy Brushes, Hoof Pick, Mane and Tail Brush, Show Sheen)
Bathing Supplies (Bucket, Sponge, Shampoo, Sweat Scraper)
Braiding Supplies (if not hiring a professional braider) (Bands/Yarn, Comb, Gel/Wax, Scissors)
Around The Barn and Other Important Items:
Muck Tub/Travel Wheelbarrow
Double-Ended Snaps/Carabiners/Hanging Hooks
Water for during travel
Shavings (if not purchasing onsite)
Tack Cleaning Equipment (Tack Soap, Leather Conditioner, Tack Sponge, Small Bucket)
Human and Horse First Aid Kits
Coggins and Health Certificates
Travel Sewing Kit
Music for Freestyle Competitors
Mounting Block/Step Stool
Arrived on the grounds and realized you forgot something? Make a trip to the Trade Fair! This year’s vendors feature a variety of items for both horse and rider!
What must-haves do you always make sure you travel with? Let us know!