horse show


Definition of horse show

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

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Whether spending hours at a stable or on the horse show circuit, there's a lot of time spent dismounted (and freezing). Leah Melby Clinton, Town & Country, "Behold: The Most Stylish Equestrian Winter Work Suit," 8 Jan. 2019 Insider tip: Visit on a Wednesday or Friday to catch a complimentary Andalusian horse show. Benjamin Kemper, Condé Nast Traveler, "A Guide to Spanish Wine Country," 7 Mar. 2018 A week into the country’s premier horse show, the stars will come out to play Thursday night in Devon. Mitchell Gladstone,, "Devon Horse Show's Sapphire Grand Prix includes top U.S. riders," 30 May 2018 Traveling often with the barns kids and her husband to many horse shows., "Irene Hatch," 15 Apr. 2018 The queen has had a busy schedule in recent weeks, including appearances at the Royal Ascot horse show. Fox News, "Queen Elizabeth II cancels appearance due to feeling 'under the weather'," 28 June 2018 The event features classic county fair events including demolition derbies, a horse show, 4-H livestock shows and beauty pageants. Melissa Reinert,, "Kenton County Fair is next week," 12 July 2018 Bloomberg also co-authored four young adult novels about horse shows. Kari Barnett,, "Wellington show jumper Georgina Bloomberg to be featured on Horse & Country TV," 10 July 2018 As a surprise, the club prepared a mini horse show for the guests who gathered around the show rings to watch and learn about the different disciplines of horsemanship. Jane Napier Neely,, "The Valley Line: She has unbridled enthusiasm for June LCF Chamber of Commerce mixer," 25 June 2018

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First Known Use of horse show

1813, in the meaning defined above

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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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