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Blue Devil
Jun. 17, 2002, 07:17 PM
I will be in charge of six girls aged 6-11 for a 5-day h/j horse show in another state starting Wednesday. No parents /infopop/emoticons/icon_eek.gif

Anyways, I was wondering if anyone can offer suggestions/remind me of things I might be forgetting to make sure the girls bring. Obviously they will bring all their tack & show clothes (or at least I hope!) but it is hard for a 6 year old to remember stuff I might be too frazzled to remember. I'm not bringing MY tack box (which has accumulated everything I could possibly need after 7 years of showing!), so I will need to make sure to have everything.

If it helps, here's what the girls are going in:
3 Short Stirrupers (ages 6, 7, & 8) with ponies
2 Medium Pony Hunters (both aged 11)
1 Modified Children's Hunter (aged 11) with a horse

I just suddenly remembered I need to check on the number of seam rippers & earplugs we have hanging around...any other ideas?

**~~Emily~~** proud
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Emily@catchride.com

Blue Devil
Jun. 17, 2002, 07:17 PM
I will be in charge of six girls aged 6-11 for a 5-day h/j horse show in another state starting Wednesday. No parents /infopop/emoticons/icon_eek.gif

Anyways, I was wondering if anyone can offer suggestions/remind me of things I might be forgetting to make sure the girls bring. Obviously they will bring all their tack & show clothes (or at least I hope!) but it is hard for a 6 year old to remember stuff I might be too frazzled to remember. I'm not bringing MY tack box (which has accumulated everything I could possibly need after 7 years of showing!), so I will need to make sure to have everything.

If it helps, here's what the girls are going in:
3 Short Stirrupers (ages 6, 7, & 8) with ponies
2 Medium Pony Hunters (both aged 11)
1 Modified Children's Hunter (aged 11) with a horse

I just suddenly remembered I need to check on the number of seam rippers & earplugs we have hanging around...any other ideas?

**~~Emily~~** proud
member of the junior clique!
Emily@catchride.com

Kestrel
Jun. 17, 2002, 07:36 PM
Small horse items are usually easy to replace cheaply. I assume that you have given them a packing list for tack items, brush boots/polo wraps, brushes, hoof picks, etc. Our usual crisis is when kids forget their swim suits!

Blue Devil
Jun. 17, 2002, 07:39 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Kestrel:
Small horse items are usually easy to replace cheaply. I assume that you have given them a packing list for tack items, brush boots/polo wraps, brushes, hoof picks, etc. Our usual crisis is when kids forget their swim suits!<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

Haha, trust me, these kids are remembering their swimsuits! The 7 year old talked about the pool for what seemed like an hour /infopop/emoticons/icon_rolleyes.gif /infopop/emoticons/icon_wink.gif /infopop/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

**~~Emily~~** proud
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Emily@catchride.com

LJD
Jun. 17, 2002, 08:35 PM
Just remember little extras for the kids. If you have spare garters for jods, extra spurs, crops, etc. Remember to bring extra bits if sometimes the ponies have a secondary one to go in. Pack for the weather in case it's alittle crazy (i.e. hot/cold). Rain gear is a good thing to bring. Best of luck with the kids and hope the show goes smoothly!

*Pony Rock*

M. O'Connor
Jun. 18, 2002, 03:56 AM
I print one of these for each show....Last year, I was able to give this check list to my 9yo daughter, and she was able to pack everything she needed herself (of course I went over the checklist with her when she was finished). For away shows, I pack the stall supplies myself.


SHOW: _______(name)_______

DATE:____(days showing)_____

SHIPPING:___(day/time)______


STALL SUPPLIES(Away Shows)

__Grain
__Hay
__Feed/Water Buckets
__Bedding
__Manure Bucket
__Pitchfork__Shovel__Rake__Broom


GROOMING SUPPLIES

__Brush Box (Away Shows)
__Brushes
__Fly Spray
__Hoof Dressings
__Show sSheen
__Comb/Scissors
__Braiding Kit(Check for yarn / seam ripper)
__Wash bucket
__Soap/Vetrolin
__Sweatscraper
__Sponge


HORSE CLOTHING

__Blanket Rack
__Stable Sheet
__Scrim Sheet
__Cooler
__Rain Sheet
__Halter
__Leads
__Bandages/Wraps

TACK

__Work Bridle
__Show Bridle
__Martingale
__Rubber Reins
__Saddle(s)
__Girth
__Work Pads
__Show Pads (one for ea. day)
__Polo Wraps
__Front Boots
__Hind Boots
__Bell Boots
__Studs Kit



TACK CLEANING SUPPLIES

__Bucket
__Sponges
__Ammonia
__Glycerine Bar
__Neatsfoot Oil
__Lexol
__Metal Polish

LUNGEING EQUIPMENT

__Lunge Line
__Lunge whip
__Side reins
__Surcingle


MEDICAL SUPPLIES

__Bute/Banamine/Ace, etc
__Thrush stuff
__First Aid supplies


TOOL KIT

__Hammer
__Screwdriver
__DoubleEndSnaps
__ScrewEyes
__Clothesline/Twine
__Work Gloves

RIDER STUFF

__Boots
__Boot Polish kit
__Shirt(s) and__Collar for ea.
__Breeches ( )pairs
__Jods ( ) pairs
__Kneestraps
__Elastic foot straps
__Belt
__Hat
__Hair nets,etc.
__Gloves
__Stick(s)


MISC:

MCL

[This message was edited by M. O'Connor on Jun. 18, 2002 at 07:04 AM.]

RedEqHunter
Jun. 18, 2002, 05:33 AM
Make sure you've got plenty of towels and stuff like that...kids make messes. And water to drink. I didn't see clippers on the list (I may have missed it) and you may need them. Are you bringing bedding, or getting it at the show? Don't forget screw eyes for buckets. Flashlights. And first aid kids, both human and horse!

Also...double ended snaps, baling twine, and duct tape can bail you out of almost any situation. /infopop/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

Good luck!

~ Laura ~

my site (http://www.angelfire.com/realm/sunsav/main.html)

Dejo
Jun. 18, 2002, 06:36 AM
At the last horse show I was at we all forgot saran wrap and furizone, brown paper bags or paper towels and poultice, and also so you wont have to go out and buy them; bit keepers and rein stoppers. And its a good thing to bring extra twine and duck tape -- you never know! Also you can never have too many towels

HSM
Jun. 18, 2002, 06:42 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Emily A:
I will be in charge of six girls aged 6-11 for a 5-day h/j horse show in another state starting Wednesday. No parents /infopop/emoticons/icon_eek.gif <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

I'm thinkin' you need to remember to pack some Valium - for yourself! /infopop/emoticons/icon_wink.gif /infopop/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif /infopop/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

GotSpots
Jun. 18, 2002, 07:41 AM
You said Valium, I'd say earplugs (exactly how many times can you listen to the Britney Spears album before wanting to commit suicide) plus tylenol (pop two before dealing with Doodles eating cheeseburgers, and three after witnessing Pumpkin deposit rider at the second jump and go merrily out of the ring, kicking the ingate steward on his way. Somewhere along the way you may switch to margaritas.)

Seriously -- bring bandaids. Granola bars or power bars (they don't melt as much) in a cooler to ward off horse-show crankies. Handi-wipes for getting rid of the remnants of tears, dirt, leftover granola bar, or pony slime. And a threatening look that can be shot at any pony who appears to be ready to go Thelwell on you.

Mercy
Jun. 18, 2002, 08:19 AM
Don't forget sunscreen, and treats for if the ponies are good!!

Molly99
Jun. 18, 2002, 08:51 AM
Hopefully the parents will pack the clothes, but when I was little, I ALWAYS forgot undies /infopop/emoticons/icon_frown.gif

Nothing worse than trying to find a K Mart in a strange town /infopop/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

CraZ4Horses
Jun. 18, 2002, 09:22 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by M. O'Connor:
I print one of these for each show....Last year, I was able to give this check list to my 9yo daughter, and she was able to pack everything she needed herself (of course I went over the checklist with her when she was finished). For away shows, I pack the stall supplies myself.


[This message was edited by M. O'Connor on Jun. 18, 2002 at 07:04 AM.]<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

Wonderful list! I hope you don't mind if I print it out!

~*Katy*~
~*Don't think. Just jump it*~
~*In Loving Memory of Romeo*~
April 26, 1993-April 19, 2002

LJD
Jun. 18, 2002, 09:58 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by WC Princess:
Hopefully the parents will pack the clothes, but when I was little, I ALWAYS forgot undies /infopop/emoticons/icon_frown.gif

Nothing worse than trying to find a K Mart in a strange town /infopop/emoticons/icon_smile.gif<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

ROTFLMAO!!! I used to, actually still do even though I'm 16, forget my toothbrush!!! /infopop/emoticons/icon_rolleyes.gif

How about making sure you have hair ribbons & nets? And that the kids have money to spend or eat. Always a good thing to have. /infopop/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

*Pony Rock*

M. O'Connor
Jun. 18, 2002, 10:18 AM
<<Wonderful list! I hope you don't mind if I print it out!>>

Be my guest--but, the above post was right; add clippers to the list first! (Actually, I only pack my clippers for circuit trips, such as FL, otherwise, we clip before we go...)

MCL

Lord Helpus
Jun. 18, 2002, 10:54 AM
Pack your halo. You are an angel to take on this group........ Either that or you have NO IDEA what you are getting yourself in for. Overstimulate, overtired, nevervous, can't sleep, will get sunburnt in the pool,will forget courses, will cry and slug pony when she goes off course, etc., etc., etc. And you have taken this on 5x over (or at least 3x over with the short stirrup kids).

What ever you are being paid, It is not enough. Where are the loving parents? How can they miss watching their little darlings show? Maybe they know something you don't.........

I would rather have 3 root canals than trade weekends with you, but that is why you deserve the halo and I don't.

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Eat well, stay fit...die anyway.

Hardly there
Jun. 18, 2002, 01:16 PM
Extra reins and halters /infopop/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

Just remember a kick in the a$$ is a step forward.
Unknown

PinkPonie
Jun. 18, 2002, 02:29 PM
Extra stirrups and stirrup leathers especially! I have seen a couple people have their leathers break while showing!! That would be bad, very, very bad if you had no stirrups for the rest of the day /infopop/emoticons/icon_razz.gif /infopop/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif Although you might get brownie points from the judge /infopop/emoticons/icon_wink.gif hehe

Steph & The Frito Bandito
~*~Member of the Vertically Gifted Clique~*~

LJD
Jun. 18, 2002, 02:39 PM
and perhaps hand cuffs for the darlings dare they get out of hand? /infopop/emoticons/icon_razz.gif

*Pony Rock*

Melzy
Jun. 18, 2002, 05:00 PM
Emergency phone numbers where parents can be reached 24/7.

Parental consent forms if you go with a child to the ER.

Health forms and medicines you can administer.

Liability insurance to protect yourself.

I hate to put a damper on things but you are totally responsible for other people's children. You must be prepared for any emergency.

Bless you for doing this for the kids. Bring a camera along to capture all the fun on film. /infopop/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

M. O'Connor
Jun. 19, 2002, 05:19 AM
<< posted Jun. 18, 2002 05:29 PM ?
Extra stirrups and stirrup leathers especially! I have seen a couple people have their leathers break while showing!! That would be bad, very, very bad if you had no stirrups for the rest of the day>>

I disagree! Check your tack before you leave home and replace or repair ANY tack in poor condition!

It would indeed be very bad if your tack has been allowed to deteriorate to the point of breakage, and worse if you brought that tack to a horse show--all tack should be checked for wear in the normal course of routine care (ie cleaning); repairs should be made BEFORE something breaks, not afterwards!

You should however, bring extra rubber bands and leather pieces for the peacock stirrups--they tend to soften up and go flying off the stirrup just when you least expect it!

MCL

Blue Devil
Jul. 6, 2002, 09:59 AM
Thanks for all of the great replies/suggestions.

We had a wonderful show!!

Only one spill and we got back on and ended up getting a ribbon in the S. S. Hunters out of 28 kids!

The medium pony won the pony hunter classic!

Sure there were some tears (you can't avoid them!) and I listened to 100x too much NSYNC, but otherwise it went really well. I was exhausted & sunburned but I honestly had a fairly good time.

One forgot her saddle at home /infopop/emoticons/icon_rolleyes.gif but we had somebody bring it to us (they were coming down too).

Opsy, have to go.

Thanks again!

**~~Emily~~** proud
member of the junior clique!
Emily@catchride.com