Things to Bring to Horsemanship Camp

Please review carefully!


  • Halter and 2 lead ropes (longe line — optional — may need for exercise)
  • Bridle(s) and saddle(s), saddle blankets
  • Cleaning equipment: saddle soap, rags, old toothbrush, Lexol oil, Lysol spray* (*Please use this to disinfect stall before bedding it down and putting your horse in.)
  • Feed (hay and grain) — grain must be in tightly closed container (Ziploc bags must be inside tightly enclosed containers.)
  • Pails for water and grain
  • Fly spray
  • Manure fork/shovel to clean stalls
  • Wheelbarrow or basket for manure
  • Hammer and nails
  • A bag of shavings or bedding from the barn
  • Salt blocks or salt to add to grain (optional)
  • Record of shots for current year
  • Bamboo or spring type rake for cleaning stalls
  • Screw eyes and double-ended snaps for grain and water buckets
  • All showmanship materials (halter, leads, etc.) Bring what you have, don’t worry about expensive showy equipment
  • Banding & braiding supplies


  • Cot, inflatable mattress, reclining lawn chair or something to sleep on or some type of ground cover. We will be sleeping in the enclosed building on a wooden floor.
  • Sleeping bag and pillow
  • Flashlight
  • Clothes — Be sure to bring clothes for all types of weather such as: rain coats, rubber boats, a warm coat for at night, sleepwear, extra pairs of pants in case of a tear or wet clothes.
  • Boots or hard shoes with 1/2 or 1 inch heels for riding
  • Shoes to be worn when not riding (no open toe)
  • Bug Spray
  • Towels, soap, toothpaste, deodorant
  • ASTM certified hard hat — required for all riders
  • Band-Aids
  • Ice packs
  • Sunscreen
  • Non breakable drink container with your name on it
  • BAG LUNCH FOR FRIDAY (if needed)


  • Plenty of VOLT trained chaperones
  • Basic equine first aid kit
  • Saw, Cordless Drill for stall tags