Rider Fuel Horse Show Snack Basket Idea + Printable

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We have a really great idea for the next horse show that your farm hosts! Make up a “rider fuel” snack basket for the secretary stand. Filled with healthy snacks, this complimentary treat is sure to make show attendees smile! Grab our printable sign below for the perfect final touch to your snack basket. Horse … Read more

Horse Tail Ribbon Color Meanings

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Have you ever been to a barn or a horse show and noticed a ribbon tied in any of the horses’ tails? You might have thought that this ribbon was a fancy decoration, but the reality is that horse rail ribbon colors have very specific (and important!) meanings. Read on to learn about the different … Read more

First Horse Show Gift Ideas for Kids

First Horse Show Gift Ideas

First horse shows are a BIG deal in the equestrian world! If your child is getting ready for this milestone occasion, you might decide to give her a small gift to celebrate the accomplishment. Check out our list below, featuring popular first horse show gift ideas for kids. Horse Show Rookies It was already over … Read more

How to Stay Cool(er) at Hot Summer Horse Shows

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If you have ever been to a summer horse show (to ride or spectate) you know how brutal the temperatures can be. When the mercury creeps up into the 90s, there is a very fine line between comfort and misery. On the hottest horse show days, it can seem impossible to stay cool. Here are … Read more

How to Win in Devon Horse Show’s Leadline Class

Every year the Dixon Oval at the Devon Horse Show in Devon, PA fills with some of the cutest riders you have ever seen. In classes that typically top 50 riders, there are only 8 placings up for grabs. Here are some tips that you can try if you are hoping to place in that … Read more

How to Be a Good Horse Show Spectator

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I have had so many different experiences while standing around the horse show ring. Some good, some bad. Many (if not most) of my bad horse show experiences are tied directly to the poor choices and behavior of fellow spectators (usually parents). Check out our list of do’s and don’ts before you head to your … Read more

10 Things to Do the Day Before a Horse Show

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Horse Show Days are long, fun, activity-filled and can also be downright exhausting! The more prep work you do before the show, the better. We like to use the day before a horse show to get as many things packed and prepared as possible. Check out our tips for what items to cross off your … Read more

All About Horse Show Ribbons (Colors and Placings)

Let’s jump right into some Horse Show 101 for this post and talk about: RIBBONS! Have you ever wondered what the different colors stand for when it comes to horse show ribbons? Let’s find out! Ribbons are Traditional Horse Show Prizes Every year after a hockey tournament, my son walks away with a medal and/or … Read more

Horse Show Survival Kit: What to Pack

Horse Show Survival Kit

When you or your child enters the world of horse showing, you will learn quickly that anything that can happen, might. You will also learn that the more prepared you are, the better. On horse show days, we pack our supplies the night before and triple check them before leaving home. Check out our suggestions … Read more

When Your Leadline Rider Only Wants a PINK Ribbon

Pink Horse Show Ribbon PIN

If you have ever witnessed a leadline class at a horse show, be it a big show or a small, local show, you know that sometimes it’s all about the ribbon color (and NOT the placing) for these tiny riders. In fact, on more than one occasion, I have watched the blue ribbon winner cry … Read more