Don’t give them a heavy warm up before you go into the ring, you want to keep energy so you have a clean round
Grooming wise I wash full body face and legs 2 days before then I 're wash white markings day of with whitening shampoo I wash and condition mane and tail 2 days before and if it needs it again day before xx I like to feed a higher volume of feed before and after shows for 2 days before and 2 days after I add a half scoop of rolled oats to my already daily mix. If plaiting is required I play flat day before really right and use a lycra hood to cover then I roll into rose buds day of and any plaits that need touch up get so. Day of I show sheen the whole coat and oil muzzle and eyelids. And as usual give a big groom to finish off. I like to plait and bag my tail to keep clean and add volume when brushed out.