We have decided to put some of the questions we regularly get asked in the run up to a showing event with the hope that some of you will find the answer to the questions you have wanted to ask, but haven't .......here goes
RIDDENQ - Will the judge expect to ride the horse in the novice class or would the rider just have to do a flat work piece on the horse?
The horse is not to have been stabled on a professional yard on show or training livery in 2012, not to have been show by a professional in 2012, nor must it have received 'regular' training or schooling from a visiting professional in 2012. In the case of ridden horses this would not include occasional lessons where the owner/rider rides their own horse.
Q - How can I get my horses tail whiter?
In the old days a good wash with soap flakes was always the way to do it with a final finishing rinse with water that included a laundry blue bag (for a white wash).....but these days there are concerns over suitability and potential sensitivity of your horse etc, and therefore we cannot recommend some of the old ways of doing things anymore.
There are many, many products to choose from, so it may be worth sticking with a branded name. We have businesses that regularly attend the show and will bring product or post to you prior to the event.
Q - Where can I purchase an in hand bridle for my Arab, and have some advice on type to suit?
The same businesses that stock show cleaning products also stock items of horse wear specially for Arabians, they will be able to help you. You must remember that some items of 'training equipment' for instance neck sweats are prohibited, although readily available for purchase. Glitter in the ridden class and products that change coat colour or hoof colour are also not allowed. It is important to read the showing rules carefully at the end of the schedule to ensure that you are compliant.
There are other companies out there, but we have included these businesses as they consistently attend and support the Northern Group Shows - below are links to their websites. -