Giddyup Gear’s Chief Operating Officer, Jeremy Newton, recently wrote a really great piece about what motivated him and his wife to found the company together. As a bonus, he included a few horse show survival tips. As someone who has personally survived several horse shows with Jeremy’s help, I can personally vouch for the quality of his advice.
Bring extra shoes. Yours will get ruined. Sandals are a bad bet. If you are sticking around for more than one horse show, then buy some good horse show boots.
2. Rain gear
This sport is a lot like the US Postal Service. It delivers, rain or shine.
3. Self entertainment
Consider this: 8+ hours a day for 4 days straight. You might just be sitting by a stall. Have something that keeps you entertained (music, games … alcohol, whatever you need)
4. Patience & Support
Those. You’ll need those. Bring lots of those.
I am very excited to welcome Giddyup Gear as HorseHubby.com’s first official sponsor! Giddyup Gear is a startup who’s flagship product, the GoVelope, will protect your wife’s phone from the elements, making sure that it is always nearby in case of emergency.
Giddyup Gear began as a partnership between a horsewoman and a non-horsey husband, and I thank them for being a sponsor of horsehubby.com.