Equestrian Studies Equipment List

As you begin your transition from horse enthusiast to equine professional, it becomes necessary to begin assembling your own personal equipment. This equipment will assist you while a student at AU, but will also be the tools of the trade you will need when working in the industry.

Some items we have provided a link to for easy ordering. These are items which students in the past have needed guidance in purchasing. If you already own these items, that’s fine, but if you are purchasing, please order the items linked.


  • Tack Trunk – 20.47 inch Stanley Mobile Job Box – Home Depot

ES 105

  • Polo Wraps – Dover -or- SmartPak
  • Clippers – Oster A-5 -or- Andis
  • Blade Wash – Dover
  • Cool Lube – Dover
  • Grooming tote with brushes – Dover (face brush, body brush, dandy brush, mane and tail brush, hoof pick, curry comb and sweat scraper)
  • Braiding
  • Thermometer – Dover
  • Tack Cleaning – Dover
  • Toothbrush
  • Small towel

Riding Classes

  • Dressage whip – Dover
  • Jumping Bat – Dover
  • Jumping Boots – Dover (1 set Mediums and 1 set Large) -or- Dover (horse)
  • Cross Country Vest (optional) – Dover
  • Attire
    • Helmet
    • Tall boots
    • Gloves
    • Hairnet
    • Breeches

ES 211

There is a very specific equipment list for the lunging class which is taken sophomore year. It will be ordered as a group for students in the course. Cost is approximately $150.00

If you have any questions, please call:
Ginger Henderson 434-791-5642
Valerie Harr 336-388-5950