Making a Personalized and Informative Stall Card
 By RememberMeForThis   •   7th Jun 2013   •   7,204 views   •   1 comments
When going to a show you will need a stall card so others can have need-to-know information that will help in an emergency. Also, they can look pretty darn cool.

Necessary Things on your Stall Card:
Horse’s name on coggins,
Vet #,
Farrier #,
Owner’s Number
A description of horse’s appearance or photograph (preferably a clear side view),

Additional/ Optional Things:
Horse’s registered/show name,
Age/Date of Birth,
Vices (necessary if your horse bites!),
Rider name and number,
Insurance number and policy number,
Treats/no treats

For events:
Club/Team you are with (such as for a Pony Club you would put your club’s name and region [state]),
Chaperone name number,
Where rider and chaperone are staying (such as a hotel and number for hotel),
Rider’s show number,

If you don’t want to make your own stall card you can easily find a template and fill it out.

To make your own stall card, open up a photo editing program that allows you to place text and photos, such as Microsoft Power Point as I am using. Open up a new page, you can make your stall card either sideways or upright. To change it go to file- page setup and select either landscape or portrait under page orientation.

Making a Personalized and Informative Stall Card

To start, make a title text box (insert- text box if it isn’t already there) and type in your horse’s common or registered/show name, this must be a name that you find on the coggins (Ex: “Time Two Be Smart aka Jane” I can put either name). Make the text big, bold and in a easy to read color. If you want to really personalize your horse’s stall card, you can make a name graphic by overlaying pictures and text to create an image. I made mine in gimp. The numbers in the background are digits of pi!

Making a Personalized and Informative Stall Card

Insert a photograph where you can fully see your horse’s side and markings, a photo of you riding/jumping is fine as long as we can see your horse! As long as you have that photo you can add other photos.

Making a Personalized and Informative Stall Card

If you don’t have a nice photograph you can write a description of your horse’s appearance instead! This should be enough for someone to easily pick out your horse from the field. Add details that are unique to your horse.

“Dark bay/seal brown, roughly 16 hands, a few white hairs on right hind heel and cornet. Double, side-by-side swirls on forehead.”

Now the important stuff. Insert a text box and write out all the information necessary for your situation. Note that all horse’s are allergic to a certain type of clover, putting this earns you points at a pony club inspection!

Making a Personalized and Informative Stall Card

Make sure your insurance phone number is the one provided in case the horse dies or colics and not the general service number.

You will want to have some records of your horse. Such as a negative coggins and extra copies, registration papers, certificate of veterinary inspection (you MUST have this if you leave the state), and proof of ownership/lease. I would recommend keeping a copy of the negative coggins with the stall card, printed on the back side or in the protective sleeve with it. Keep the other records in a binder/folder. Don’t give out originals, only copies.

Making a Personalized and Informative Stall Card

Feel free to add colors, decorations or anything else to your stall card as long as you can still see the necessary information!

The finished product!
Making a Personalized and Informative Stall Card
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