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  • 5 Ponies & A Horse....Show Checklist Help?

    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 [img]/infopop/emoticons/icon_eek.gif[/img]

    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
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    #2
    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 [img]/infopop/emoticons/icon_eek.gif[/img]

    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

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    • #3
      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!

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        <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 [img]/infopop/emoticons/icon_rolleyes.gif[/img] [img]/infopop/emoticons/icon_wink.gif[/img] [img]/infopop/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif[/img]

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

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        • #5
          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*

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          • #6
            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.]
            Inner Bay Equestrian
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            KERx

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            • #7
              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. [img]/infopop/emoticons/icon_wink.gif[/img]

              Good luck!

              ~ Laura ~

              my site

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              • #8
                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

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                • #9
                  <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 [img]/infopop/emoticons/icon_eek.gif[/img] <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

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

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                  • #10
                    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.

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                    • #11
                      Don't forget sunscreen, and treats for if the ponies are good!!

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                      • #12
                        Hopefully the parents will pack the clothes, but when I was little, I ALWAYS forgot undies [img]/infopop/emoticons/icon_frown.gif[/img]

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

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                        • #13
                          <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

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                          • #14
                            <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 [img]/infopop/emoticons/icon_frown.gif[/img]

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

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

                            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. [img]/infopop/emoticons/icon_wink.gif[/img]

                            *Pony Rock*

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                            • #15
                              <<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
                              Inner Bay Equestrian
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                              • #16
                                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.
                                "He lives in a cocoon of solipsism"

                                Charles Krauthammer speaking about Trump

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                                • #17
                                  Extra reins and halters [img]/infopop/emoticons/icon_wink.gif[/img]

                                  Just remember a kick in the a$$ is a step forward.
                                  Unknown
                                  http://community.webshots.com/user/seven7109

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                                  • #18
                                    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 [img]/infopop/emoticons/icon_razz.gif[/img] [img]/infopop/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif[/img] Although you might get brownie points from the judge [img]/infopop/emoticons/icon_wink.gif[/img] hehe

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

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                                    • #19
                                      and perhaps hand cuffs for the darlings dare they get out of hand? [img]/infopop/emoticons/icon_razz.gif[/img]

                                      *Pony Rock*

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                                      • #20
                                        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. [img]/infopop/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif[/img]

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