Show Requirements

Requirements for horse shows vary according to how the show is rated and the organization that is hosting it. If you are attending an Iberian horse show for the first time, it is a good idea to contact the manager or entry secretary ahead of time to make sure you and your horse meet all the requirements in order to show. Find out if you need to be a member of the organization, another organization (such as USEF) and if your horse needs to be registered with that specific organization or registry ahead of time. This will prevent any last minute surprises and/or non - member fees. 

Generally speaking, for Regional and National Championship shows, you will need to qualify ahead of time in order to attend. Most of these shows also offer a "qualifying day" the first day of the show to give you an opportunity to do so, but check with the specific organization ahead of time on this.

For a list of shows that offer classes for Andalusians/Lusitanos and part breds around the world, click on our Shows/Events Tab - this information is provided courtesy of: Horse Show Central!


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Horse Items

  • Bridles 
  • Saddles
  •  Girths 
  • Show Pads 
  • Schooling Pads 
  • Martingale (if needed)
  •  Show Halter 
  • Show Lead, Conchos, Throatlatch (and spares) 
  • Show Chain
  •  Lead Rope 
  • 2 Water Buckets 
  • Long Hose (for filling water buckets)
  •  Standing Wraps
  •  Polo Wraps/Boots
  •  Liniment
  •  Stud Chain 
  • Grain Bucket/Feeder
  •  Shampoo Bucket 
  • Shampoo and Conditioner 
  • Sweat Scraper
  •  Eyescrews (for buckets and tie chains)
  •  Horse Name Plate 
  • Emergency Contact Info card for stall
  •  Horse First Aid Kit 
  • Supplements
  •  Hay / Grain
  •  Shavings 
  • Sponges 
  • Whips (for halter/performance classes) 
  • Lunge Line and Whip
  •  Cross Ties 
  • Tie chains (for stalls)
  •  Blankets, Sheets, Coolers
  •  Hose with nozzle for bathing 
  • Tack Cleaning Kit 
  • Silver Polish
  •  Muck Bucket / Wheelbarrow
  •  Forks/Rakes/Shovel 
  • Small Trash Can for Groom Stall
  •  Double Ended Snaps 

Personal Attire & Equipment

  • Show Helmets / Hats
  • Stocks / Ties
  • Show Shirts
  • Show Jackets
  • Show Gloves
  • Show Breeches
  • Belts
  • Show Boots
  • Boot Jack
  • Hair Nets
  • Hair Spray
  • Make Up
  • Bobby Pins
  • Brush or Comb
  • Crop
  • Spurs
  • Safety Pins or Number Holder
  • Stock Pins
  • Schooling Helmet
  • Schooling boots/half chaps
  • Black Socks Nylons or tall socks for boots
  • Baby Powder
  • Earrings / Broaches
  • Sunblock
  • Shoe Polish Kit
  • Decorating / Hospitality
  • Drapes
  • Stapler and Staples
  • Hammer
  • Screw Driver
  • Wood (if needed)
  • Saw
  • Screws
  • Bark Chips
  • Photos / Logos
  • Brochure Holders
  • Table and Chairs
  • Folding Table for Hospitality Room
  • Table Cloths
  • Coffee Maker and Coffee
  • Snacks
  • Cooler
  • Refreshments
  • Paper Plates, Plastic Forks and Knives
  • Plastic Cups
  • Sharp Knives
  • Cutting Board
  • Corkscrew
  • Garbage Can
  • Carpeting/Mats for Groom Stalls, Change Room , Hospitality Area
Don’t Forget!
  • Entries
  • Copies of horse registration papers
  • Health/Coggins papers
  • Show Premium
  • Directions to show
  • Directions to hotel
  • Current rule book
  • Contact info for show manager/stable manager

Have fun and be safe!





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