Equipment Checklist

All students are expected to bring items listed below with them to school. If you have questions about any items, Kristen would be happy to help any incoming students with questions regarding equipment. You can call her at 304-679-5265. New equipment is not required. All equipment should be clearly marked for easy identification.

Printable Equipment Checklist: PDF, MS Word

Western (Riding Master students only)

  • Western saddle: flat seat/small to medium cantle/fender and stirrup drop from center of seat
  • Snaffle bridle with 7 ft. split reins, dropped or flash noseband, and 5" stainless steel eggbut or loose ring snaffle bit with medium thick (18-21 mm) mouthpiece
  • Cob size snaffle bridle with 4 1/2" stainless steel eggbut or loose ring snaffle bit with medium thick (18-21 mm) mouthpiece (suggested)
  • 32" neoprene girth
  • Western Jeans: boot cut, two to four inches longer than the normal inseam.
  • Western Riding Boots: pull on and/or lacers with heel and no thick sole or treads. No tennis, all terrain or hiking style boots.
  • Fleece, wool or neoprene type saddle pad at least 1" thick
  • Navajo saddle blanket

Dressage (Riding Master students only)

  • English saddle (dressage saddle recommended)
  • Snaffle bridle with reins; dropped or flash noseband, and 5 - 5 1/2" stainless steel eggbut or loose ring snaffle bit with 18-21 mm mouthpiece
  • Cob size snaffle bridle with 4 3/4" stainless steel eggbut or loose ring snaffle bit with 18-21 mm mouthpiece (suggested)
  • Girth: (fleece or neoprene suggested); 26-28" for saddles with long billets or 46-48" for saddles with short billets
  • Girth extender
  • Two saddle pads
  • Wither pad or correction pad with shims (suggested)
  • Breeches
  • Hunt boots: or paddock boots with half chaps

Jumping (Riding Master students only)

  • Jumping saddle (one jumping and one dressage saddle recommended)
  • Snaffle bridle with reins, dropped or flash noseband, and 5 - 5 1/2" stainless steel eggbut or loose ring snaffle bit with 18-21 mm mouthpiece
  • Cob size snaffle bridle with 4 3/4" stainless steel eggbut or loose ring snaffle bit with 18-21 mm mouthpiece (suggested)
  • 46-48" girth (fleece or neoprene suggested)
  • Girth extender
  • Two saddle pads
  • Wither pad or correction pad with shims (suggested)
  • Breeches
  • Hunt boots: or paddock boots with half chaps

Optional for all Riding Disciplines (Riding Master students only)

  • Show clothes appropriate for discipline
  • Spurs
  • Fleece or wool cooler 76-78"
  • Medium or large bell boots

For the Classes and the Barns

  • Nylon or leather halter and cotton lead without chain
  • Grooming kit:
    • Soft brush
    • Hard brush
    • Comb or brush for mane and tail
    • Rubber curry comb
    • Hoof pick
    • Sweat scraper
  • Tack cleaning supplies (Riding Master students only)
  • Safety helmet (approved with safety harness)
  • Riding gloves or work gloves
  • Polo wraps
  • Riding whip 39-47"
  • Lunge line: cotton without chain
  • Lunge Whip 6-8
  • Side reins with rubber doughnut or elastic insert
  • Plastic manure picker
  • Stud chain
  • Surcingle (suggested)
  • Locking Tack Box

For the Dorms

  • Linens for single bed
  • Mattress cover
  • Seasonal blankets
  • Personal items
  • Towels and washcloths
  • Barn clothes and shoes
  • Seasonal clothes
  • Flashlight

For more information about our graduation rates, the median debt of students who completed our programs and other important information, please view our program disclosures.


Meredith Manor is far more than "just" an equestrian centre. Ron and Faith, I wish for just one moment you could feel the gratitude I have for you and what MM means to me. There will always be a little bit of my heart there. Thank you for such a wonderful education in many areas of my life!
Cynthia Moore Greene: 1992 Riding Master III Graduate