Horse shows are free for spectators!
How to watch a horse show
- Check the weather the night before.
- Get directions the night before
- Pack your supplies the night before. (Sunscreen, insect repellent, lunch, etc)
- Dress appropriately for the weather, because you will be outside.
- Obtain ring schedules from the show office.
- Look over the schedule to see which events you are interested in watching, and in which ring they are being held.
- Look to see where other spectators are seated at the show. If there are not designated areas, ask someone in the show office where it would be appropriate to sit.
- Seat yourself out of the way, and watch the show.
- Applaud after each rider finishes his/her course.
- Applaud during the award ceremonies for each rider.
- If you are ever in doubt, ask someone in charge.
- If inclement weather is predicted, call the show registration office before leaving the house to make sure the show has not been rescheduled.
- Always wear closed-toed, durable shoes.
- Always wear clothes that you do not mind getting dirty.
- It is inappropriate to boo competitors or to try to coach them.
- Horses are unpredictable creatures. Pay attention to your surroundings at all times.
- Do not sit or stand near the arena gate, the judge’s stand, or anywhere there is heavy horse traffic. If you stand at the arena gate or fence this could spook the horse.
- Keep an eye on children that you have brought with you at all times.
- Avoid making loud commotions (whistling or cheering), distracting movements (jumping or running), or using distracting objects (umbrellas, signs, or noisemakers).
- Equine facilities often forbid smoking. Do not smoke unless you are positive it is permitted.
- Do NOT handle or touch any horses without the permission and help of the owner.
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