If you’re considering entering your horse into an upcoming show, there are some important steps to take to ensure your best shot during competition.
Make sure to groom your horse regularly, and not just regularly right before the big show. Routine/daily care will ensure your horse is in the best shape it can be and makes you aware of any skin or coat issues they may have. Check out our line of great shampoos, and grooming tools to keep your beauty pristine.
Make sure to have routine vet visits and checkups. You don’t want to find out there’s an issue with your horse’s health, right before you’re expected to show them. Give yourself plenty of time in the event there is an issue, to deal with and treat well in advance.
Last minute items:
- Pack a first aid kit, they’re a must for travel and shows.
- Grooming. Make sure to trim around the fetlocks, muzzle, face, ears and throat…take note of what’s really going to add shape and definition to your horse.
- Wipe down their face, eyes, and ears. Comb and braid your horses mane and/or tail. Use a conditioning spray to add that final luster to their locks.
Below we’re sharing a show schedule for 2015 that HorseChannel compiled.
|Spruce Meadows North American Tournament July 1-5 Calgary, AB, Canada www.sprucemeadows.com|
|The Calgary Stampede July 3-12 Calgary, AB, Canada www.calgarystampede.com|
|North American Junior/Young Rider Championships Dates TBA Lexington, KY www.youngriders.org|
|Arabian Youth Nationals Dates TBA Albuquerque, NM www.arabianhorses.org|
|Tevis Cup August 1 Truckee, CA www.teviscup.org|
|Canadian Arab Nationals Dates TBD Brandon, MB, Canada www.arabianhorses.org|
|Festival of the Horse and Drum Aug. 15-16 St. Charles, IL www.festivalofthehorseanddrum.com|
|American Saddlebred World’s Championship Horse Show Dates TBD Louisville, KY www.kentuckystatefair.org|
|Spruce Meadows Masters Tournament Dates TBD Calgary, AB, Canada www.sprucemeadows.com|
|AMHR Miniature Horse Nationals Dates TBD Tulsa, OK www.shetlandminiature.com|
|Arabian Sport Horse Nationals Dates TBD Namba, ID www.arabianhorses.org|
|Dressage at Devon Dates TBD Devon, PA www.dressageatdevon.com|
|American Eventing Championships Dates TBD Tyler, TX www.useventing.com|
|Paso Fino Horse Association Grand National Championship Show Dates TBD Lexington, KY www.pfha.org|
|International Friesian Show Horse Association World & Grand National Horse Show Sept. 30 – Oct. 4 Burbank, CA www.friesianshowhorse.com|
|All-American Quarter Horse Congress Oct. 1-25 Columbus, OH www.oqha.com|
|Bluebonnet Horse Expo Dates TBA Austin, TX www.bluebonnethorseexpo.org|
|Morgan Grand National Oct. 10-17 Oklahoma City, OK www.morgangrandnational.com|
|Arabian US Nationals Oct. 23-31 Tulsa, OK www.arabianhorses.org|
|Washington International Horse Show Oct. 20-25 Washington, D.C. www.wihs.org/|
|The Mane Event, Equine Education & Trade Fair Oct. 23-25 Chilliwack, BC, Canada www.maneeventexpo.com|
|World Championship Appaloosa Show Oct. 23-31 Fort Worth, TX www.appaloosa.com|
|National Horse Show Dates TBA Lexington, KY www.alltechnationalhorseshow.com|
|The Royal Agricultural Winter Fair Nov. 6-15 Toronto, ON, Canada www.royalfair.org|
|AQHA World Show Nov. 6-21 Oklahoma City, OK www.aqha.com|
|Equine Affaire Nov. 12-15 West Springfield, MA www.equineaffaire.com|