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All you need for the eventing season

29. March 2019

As we fast approach the season kick-off, it’s easy to let excitement and training take over all-essential organisation and preparation. Get ahead and plan your kit, stocking up with our must-have gear which includes classics, favourites, innovative ideas plus a couple of bargains!

Horse plaited, lorry loaded and venue details in hand, make sure you have everything you need for a smooth event where you can focus on competition not your kit. Nags Essentials’ fail-safe eventing checklist will have you organised, no matter what the day’s performance brings.

 

Eventing kit for horse

Tack

Dressage saddle, pad, bridle etc

Jumping saddle, pad, bridle etc

Spares (just in case!)

Martingale

Tack cleaner

 

Rugs

Travel

Cooler (WeatherBeeta Thermic Quilt Cooler, £58.50, is our favourite for comfort and style)

Fly sheet

 

Misc.

Bandages/wraps/boots

Stud kit

Headcollar and lead rope

Fly repellent

 

Eventing kit for rider

Hats

Boots

Breeches

Jackets (dressage and jumping)

Shirt

Stock and pin

Cross country colours

Body protector

Hairbrush and net

Waterproof coat and wellies (or, positively thinking, sunglasses and sunhat)

 

Misc.

Snacks and drinks

Cash (food, photos, treat yourself after a ‘wow’ performance!)

Itinerary of your times, venue information, fees

 

On the lorry

Grooming kit

Brushes

Hoof kit (pick, oil etc)

Lincoln Total Groom

Plaiting bands (Hip Bag with Plaiting Kit, £34.99, helps to make those fiddly jobs easy with essentials to create the perfect braid)

Scissors

Shine spray (for super sheen try LeMieux Time to Shine Finishing Spray, £10.00)

Sponges

Sweat scrapper

We like HY Event Pro Series Show Kit Bag £36.99, perfect to hang in the lorry for handy storage in one place with everything you need

 

Misc.

Water and buckets

Haynet

First aid kit

Documents (horse passport, breakdown cover, map book etc)

 

Good luck and happy eventing – don't forget to share a shot of you and your horse's achievments on the Nags Essentials Facebook and Instagram pages!

 

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