horse show


Definition of horse show

: an exhibition of horses that usually includes competition in riding, driving, and jumping

Examples of horse show in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web A few years ago, Andrea Keacher, owner of Boulder Pointe Equestrian and Event Center in Anoka County, held a horse show just for Bowman. Star Tribune, "‘He loves the ones no one else wants’," 16 Sep. 2020 The 114th edition of the stock show, horse show and rodeo, which begins its 16-day run Saturday, brings with it the usual excitement of hundreds of thousands of visitors from across the country and the world. Judith Kohler, The Denver Post, "Yards, rails and spurs: As the National Western opens, complex’s $1B renovation is a step closer to reality," 11 Jan. 2020 The horse show includes three phases: dressage, show jumping and cross country. Shirley Macfarland, cleveland, "Hale Farm offers safe, entertaining glimpse into the past: Talk of the Towns," 6 Aug. 2020 The World Championship horse show will be held without spectators and the fair won't have vendors in an effort to curb the spread of the coronavirus. Sarah Ladd, The Courier-Journal, "Gov. Andy Beshear says Kentucky State Fair to be held with participants only," 6 Aug. 2020 According to the criminal complaint: An argument broke out on May 31 after both women returned home from a horse show and found that Austin had been rummaging through his sister's bedroom, damaging the lid of a storage container in the process. Jim Riccioli, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "He reportedly shot at his dad to protect his mom from abuse in 2018. Now he's charged with threatening her.," 4 June 2020 The queen has been a horse lover for most of her life and is often spotted riding at her properties or attending horse shows (in the pre-COVID-19 days). Abby Gardner, Glamour, "Here’s How Queen Elizabeth II Is Reportedly Spending Quarantine," 14 May 2020 Vince Gill, Brad Paisley and Sheryl Crow are among the others who have performed in the past, and Shatner himself still participates in the horse show. Deborah Evans Price, Billboard, "When Two Worlds Collide: Shadowing William Shatner on the Day of His Grand Ole Opry Debut," 17 Feb. 2019 The horse showed sudden signs of distress Saturday afternoon after completing one ride. Leah Asmelash, CNN, "The NYPD's animal abuse squad is investigating the death of Central Park carriage horse seen collapsing on video," 5 Mar. 2020

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First Known Use of horse show

1813, in the meaning defined above

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28 Sep 2020

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“Horse show.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 27 Nov. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of horse show

: an event where people bring horses to compete against one another

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