horse show


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

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web Permit parking The rodeo reserves access to permit parking for those participating in the show or individuals working at the event, including volunteers, livestock exhibitors, horse show participants and other permit workers. Ariana Garcia, Chron, 25 Feb. 2023 Cowboy hat and boot earrings, $21.99 Farmhouse on Main Cowboy boots and hat earrings are perfect for kicking up your heels at a horse show at the Bel Air Equestrian Center or just for a fun night out on the town. Barbara Haddock Taylor, Baltimore Sun, 25 Feb. 2023 The undocumented grooms — braiding those manes, polishing leather, offering a leg up to the next pigtailed brat — who, after horse show sweeps, also disappear. T Kira Madden,, 3 Aug. 2021 Jenni Kayne is calling from a Palm Springs horse show, where her daughter has been riding all morning. Melissa Giannini, ELLE, 6 Feb. 2023 There will be a 4-H children's livestock, horse show, and beauty pageant in the abbreviated fair, according to the website. Chris Mayhew, The Enquirer, 24 June 2020 In June, about 20 of the horses returned to Modoc County, their manes brushed, braided or spangled, for the culmination of the challenge: a horse show to test all that the mustangs — and their trainers — had learned. Maggie Shannon Jill Cowan, New York Times, 17 Sep. 2022 At the end of the episode, Daw's Mohamed meets Debicki's Diana as they're seated together at a royal horse show, and become fast friends. Erica Gonzales, ELLE, 11 Nov. 2022 Queen Elizabeth often attended the Royal Windsor Horse Show, the UK's largest outdoor horse show, each year at Windsor Park. Kelli Bender, Peoplemag, 9 Sep. 2022 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1813, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of horse show was in 1813

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“Horse show.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 30 Mar. 2023.

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