Additional list for specific competitions

Three types of crampons
Types of studs

Types of studs



Road studs

Used on hard surfaces, usually 4 or 6-sided, smaller in size and blunt. Can be used front or back, on the inside of the shoe or the outside. This type of stud is fine most of the time, unless the ground is incredibly muddy or slippery.


Square in shape and best for soft, deep, muddy ground.


Best for firm ground with a layer of soft ground on top. They are large and sharp.

Grass studs

Narrow and sharp to dig into hard, dry ground. They should only be used on the outside of the shoe, or just on the hind feet.

Olympic studs

Used for extremely slippery ground, very long and sharp.

Plaiting kit

Plaiting kit

Braided mane

Click on the braided horse to reveal what's in the plaiting kit.

  • Plaiting spray
  • Plaiting comb
  • Elastic bands
  • Thread
  • Needle
  • Scissors
  • Stool to stand on
Other items

Other items

  • Quarter marker stencil
  • Ice packs or leg cooling wraps to cool tendons
  • Stable bandages to hold leg dressings in place
  • Event grease for cross country
  • Electrolytes in paste form (syringe)
  • Appropriate tack – may also include stud guard, martingales or breastplates, ear protectors, coloured browbands, additional bridles /saddles as for eventing.
  • Stud kit
  • Boots
Braided mane
Endurance grooms

Endurance grooms

Endurance grooms will need to pack extra as the riders need to carry supplies with them on their horse in the pommel and cantle bags. Items such as:

  • water for the rider;
  • sponge so that the rider can wash the horse down in any streams etc to cool them en-route
  • hoof pick
  • ride card
  • electrolyte for the horse in a syringe form
  • snacks for the rider
  • hoof boot if horse loses a shoe.

It is up to the rider what they carry except that it is mandatory that they carry a hoof boot and their ride card. They will not want to carry any unnecessary equipment as it adds to the weight which will ultimately affect the horse’s performance.

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