Top 5 Horse Show Sheets – Complete Buying Guide

Looking for the best show sheets for horses?

I know you want something a little more fancy for shows than a regular stable sheet, so I’ve put together some of my favorites.

Let’s not waste any more time and get this process started!

But first, here’s a summary of our top-rated horse show sheets.

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Don’t have time? Here is a quick comparison of our favorites!

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5 Best Horse Show Sheets Review

1. Winner: Country Legend by Western Rawhide Stable Sheet

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It’s hard to imagine a horse sheet more comfortable and stylish sheet to put on your horse at shows than the Country Legend by Western Rawhide.

What is unexpected about this stable sheet for shows is its price. It’s really budget-friendly but looks much fancier. The surcingles are discreet, which is different from your standard sheets.

It comes in classic black with tan trim and an attractive tan dart on the haunches or navy with tan trim. All you have to do is add some monogramming, and it will look like a custom show sheet.

The fit is sleek, and the material is durable 420 denier nylon. It is not too heavy, so it will help keep the chill and dust off your horse at shows.

The nylon material offers breathability that I can’t help but praise. It means you can stick on in the evening to keep your horse clean but they won’t get too hot.

Its adjustable leg straps and double buckle closure shouldn’t go overlooked, either. Both provide a comfortable and secure fit to keep a horse happy and safe.

Physical Attributes

  • Made with 420 denier nylon material
  • Fleece wither protection
  • Velcro front closure
  • Adjustable leg straps
  • D rings to attach a neck cover

Measurements

  • Comes in several sizes from 70″ to 86″
Benefits Drawbacks
Budget-friendlyMight not suit all horse shapes
Stylish designGood for shows but not tough enough for regular barn use
Easy to adjust
Breathable material

Expert Tips

It is important to wash your horse blankets and sheets regularly to prevent skin issues. And, of course, you will want your show sheet looking its best at all times. This video gives you some great tips on how to wash your horse’s blankets.

How it Compares to Others and Why

This is one of the fancier looking show sheets without the price tag. It comes in classic colors for those who like a traditional look.

What Other Horse Parents Say

Users of this sheet really like the front velcro closures. They are easy to secure and less fiddly than buckles.

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2. Best Colorful Option – Equiessentials EZ-Care Light Plaid Stable Sheet

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If you’re like me and love plaid and a bit of color, this is the show sheet for you. It also sells at an affordable price, which is always good in my book!

Equiessentials EZ-Care Light Plaid Stable Sheet comes in three fun plaid colors: purple, blue, and turquoise.

Horse owners won’t have issues finding a size perfect for their horse, as it comes in a wide variety of sizes. I also like that is hangs a little bit lower than some sheets, which gives a little bit more coverage.

Physical Attributes

  • Special material that doesn’t absorb moisture
  • Plaid print material
  • Comes in three color options, purple, blue, and turquoise
  • Adjustable straps
  • Shoulder gussets
  • Nylon shoulder lining

Measurements

  • Sizes from 69″ to 84″
Benefits Drawbacks
Comfortable, lightweight designSome find the belly straps are too short
Fun color optionsThin construction
Easy to secureDoesn’t come with back leg straps
Durable
Removal leg straps
Extra long shoulder gussets

Expert Tips

A well-fitting sheet or blanket is essential whether you use it for shows or at home. Luckily, it’s pretty easy to find out the right size for your horse. Learn how by watching this video.

How it Compares to Others and Why

Unlike more show sheets for horses, this option comes in some fun, bright colors. It is affordable and very lightweight. It is only suitable to take the chill off your horse on summer nights.

What Other Horse Parents Say

Owners of Quarter Horses find that the cut of this sheet fits their body shape really well.

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3. Best for Blanket RemoversBig “D” Closed Front Nylon Stable Sheet

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If you have a horse that has a knack for undoing front blanket buckles and getting their ‘clothes’ off, this might be a good show sheet to try.

It comes with an open of a closed front. A close front means you will have to slip it over your horse’s head, but it makes it much harder for them to take off!

It has a sleek, contoured cut with hidden belly straps. It comes in black with a pretty blue trim and darts that give it a fancier look.

Physical Attributes

  • Made with high thread count nylon material
  • Pre-shrunk
  • Hidden surcingles
  • Comes black with blue trim

Measurements

  • Several sizes from 70″ to 80″
Benefits Drawbacks
A matching hood is sold separatelyHard to find sizes as listed separately
Modern, stylish lookA little expensive
Simple adjustment 
Extremely breathable, comfortable design
Machine washable

Expert Tips

If your horse is clipped, like many show horses are, vets advise that they should wear a blanket when temperatures hit 60F. [1]

How it Compares to Others and Why

This is the coolest looking show sheet in my guide. It is more unique than many others, so it will stand out. However, it is a little hard to track down the size you want.

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4. Best For Traveling – B Vertigo, Caletta Light Show Sheet

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I love a waffle material sheet, especially for traveling to shows and using it during the day while away.

The B Vertigo Caletta Light Show Sheet is soft and cozy and comes in a beautiful turquoise color.

It comes with double trim, which gives it that extra flair needed for shows. The outside trim is navy, and the inner piping is white.

The waffle material is three layers but is still lightweight. It will help keep your horse dry and comfortable while in the trailer or hanging out at a show.

Physical Attributes

  • Single belly surcingle
  • Hook and loop chest buckle
  • Turquoise with navy and white trim
  • Waffle texture

Measurements

  • Several sizes
BenefitsDrawbacks
Helps pull moisture away from your horseHard to hunt down the different sizes
Soft and comfortableDebris will stick to the material more easily
DurableOnly one belly strap
Show quality style

Expert Tips

Whenever you put a sheet or any blanket on your horse, it is important to ensure the straps are fit and secured correctly.

How it Compares to Others and Why

Unlike the others, this is more of a sheet for traveling to shows and day use. It is also better at lifting moisture away from the skin. The United States Equestrian Federation reports that vets see many blanket related injuries every day because for incorrectly secured straps. [2]

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5. Best Premium Sheet – Rambo Helix Sheet Disc Front Closure

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If you want a high-quality show sheet, take a look at the Rambo Helix Sheet Disc Front Closure from Horsewear.

What I really like about these show sheets is the contoured shape around the legs. It allows more leg coverage without excess material getting in the way.

Another cool feature is the unique front disc closure. This is designed so the horse feels less restricted when putting its head down to eat or when moving.

Physical Attributes

  • Unique front disc closure
  • Cross belly surcingles
  • Fillet string
  • Polyester material
  • Comes in navy with silver trim

Measurements

  • Comes in most common sizes, including 78″ and 80″
BenefitsDrawbacks
BreathableLacks color options
Ergonomic designMore expensive
Lightweight design
Durable

How it Compares to Others and Why

Horsewear is well known for its quality horse blankets, and this is no exception. They continually come out with innovative designs. However, while this show sheet has great features for your horse’s comfort, it is more expensive than many others.

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Read this guide if you want to know more about what is a horse show sheet.

What to Look for When Buying Show Sheets For Horses?

I’ve always found choosing the best show sheets for horses comes down to five aspects. Considering them will go a long way in helping you select a comfortable, stylish horse show sheet. 

Construction Material 

Horse show sheets also called dress sheets, are made with several different materials. They come in cotton, nylon, fleece, polyester, and wool. 

I personally love a custom cotton sheet to stick on my horse at night when at shows. It is a pretty durable but breathable fabric. You can also get it in different weights, which you can use for different temperatures.

However, many sheets are made using more ‘modern’ materials such as nylon and polyester. These are also excellent in my experience.

You need to consider how often you will use the sheet and how rough your horse is only its clothes.

Style/Color 

I’ve seen show sheets in many styles and colors. But I’ve found most horse owners color coordinate their show sheet with their stable’s colors. 

It’s a fun way to show support for your barn mates and keep a consistent look during shows. Luckily, it’s never difficult to find a style or color that suits a horse owner’s needs. 

Brands make it easy by offering multiple options when selling their show sheets. So don’t settle for a color or style that doesn’t fit your personality. Instead, pick one that brightens your horse’s day.

Comfort

I never want to buy any uncomfortable equipment for my horse. Every accessory needs to keep them cozy and it’s the same when buying my show sheets. 

It is important to purchase a show sheet that fits your horse well and won’t slip and cause uncomfortable rubs. I try to look for features the will enhance the comfort and horse’s freedom of movement.

Size

The best horse stable sheets and horse blankets will come in multiple sizes. I recommend figuring out the right size for your horse before starting this search. 

In other words, I wouldn’t start looking without measuring your horse to find the right size.

Here’s a complete guide on how to measure horse blankets that’ll walk you through the entire task (it’s for a horse blanket, but it’s the same process.)

If you’re a more visual learner and want to compare methods with the video I shared above, this is a great video to follow:

Horse Show Sheet FAQs

Why do horses wear sheets?

Horses wear sheets to keep them comfy on “chilly horse show” mornings. They’re also used to help wick moisture away when a horse is hanging out between shows.

What is a dress sheet for horses?

A dress sheet for horses is a full-body covering consisting of fabric ranging from “nylon to fine cotton to wool.” It’s used to keep a show horse warm, spotless, and dust-free between outings.

Conclusion

I hope my guide to the best show sheets for horses helped with your search. If it did, please share the article with your friends and family. 

You can also leave a post in the comment with any questions or let me know which one is your favorite. I’ll make sure to answer each one as soon as possible. 

Final Recommendation 

I’d have to recommend selecting Country Legend by Western Rawhide Stable Sheet. It provides everything a horse owner wants in a show sheet. 

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References

  • 1. To Blanket or Not to Blanket [Internet]. www.totalequinevets.com. Available from: https://www.totalequinevets.com/client-center/resources/TEVApedia/blanket-or-not-blanket
  • 2. Blanketing Basics [Internet]. US Equestrian. [cited 2022 Sep 8]. Available from: https://www.usef.org/media/equestrian-weekly/blanketing-basics
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Ben R.
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