Ruespari: What's in my bag?

Every rider has a list of neccessities they carry with them in their bag or trailer when competing in horse shows. Some items are predictable and on every rider's list, other items you never would guess a rider would carry that! I had the chance to ask a few of Ruespari's brand ambassadors what their go to items to have in their ring bag are.

Gwyneth Babington

Age: 15

Instagram: @gwynethbabington

Farm: Kevin Babington LLC

Boot Polishing Kit- I fill it with normal & liquid polish, buffer, brush, rag, a shiner sponge.

Helmet- When I don't have it on I keep it in my ring bag so that I always know where it is. I ride in a Samshield.

Hairnets- I have a ton of hairnets all the time because it's so easy to lose or break them! I usually prefer to use the one knot brand.

Spurs and Crop- I tie my spurs together and have a ring for them which makes them really easy to swap out. I also always make sure I have a crop in my bag incase I need to use it on whoever I may be riding.

Extra Bit- I usually have a plain snaffle in my bag because it seems to come in handy a lot. If I'm riding a horse that sometimes changes bits or reins, I will make sure to have the other equipment with me.

Sticky Spray- Not all trainers are a fan of it, but it's always good to have some on you.

Vet Wrap- I always have a roll in handy in case equipment breaks or for any other unexpected reason. It can be really useful in a variety of situations.

Ellie Ferringo

Age: 16

Instagram: @ellie.ferrigno

Barn: Findlay's Ridge

Tide Pens: I am a very dirty person so when I get stains all over I can cleam them up easily!

Extra Hair Ties: I have to carry a bunch of extra hair ties because I have really thick hair! A common problem for me is my hair ties breaking.

Safety Pins: I always make sure I have plenty of safety pins because you never know when a button will fall of your coat.

Chapstick: I keep chapstick in my bag because one of my nervous habits is to apply chapstick every few minutes.

Boot Polishing Supplies: In my bag I carry a towel to wipe off my boots, kiwi "parade gloss" boot polish, a shining brush, and a halter fuzzy to shine my boots. I like to always have my boots as clean and shiny as possible.

Lucky Stock Tie Pin: I use this specfic pin because it used to be my grandmother's. I have it in my bag so if I have to do a class where I need to wear a stock pin, it's ready to go.

Crops: I carry a short crop and a long crop with me. I like to use the longer horse crop for my jumper classes and the shorter pony crop for my equitation classes.

Gabrielle Sokolow


Instagram: @gabriellesokolow

Barn: Mokoto Farms

Lucky Belt: I always keep my lucky Ruespari belt in my bag with me because it brings me good luck while I'm showing :)

Gloves: I always show with gloves, but sometimes I forget to put them on! To make sure I don't forget, I always keep them in my bag rather than my pocket so they don't fall out.

Spurs: I always have a variety of spurs in my backpack in case I need them with the different horses I'm riding.

Helmet Cleaner: My helmet can get pretty stinky easily, so I like to have this to freshen it up.