Recreational and competitive trail riding is very popular. When heading out to an event, you’ll want to make sure you have all the essential equipment.
The items you’ll need to take to a Competitive Trail Ride, Mileage Ride, Endurance Ride or long pleasure trail ride are similar to what you would take to a show, with a few exceptions. Every time we pack for a competition it seems like we take too much and end up not using half of what we pack. But you never know when you’ll end up in a spot where you can’t put up your portable corral and you wish you brought the picket lines, or the weather turns from tropical to frigid. Here is a list of items you will want to pack for your next long trail ride.