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 Live music, 4-H competitions, a carnival, horse shows, fine arts exhibitions, kid-friendly activities and more are all on the docket. Sarah Kuta, The Denver Post, 21 May 2024 While the annual Calgary Stampede rodeo and horse show in August harkens back to the city’s frontier days, the forest of steel-and-glass skyscrapers reflected in the Bow River are very much a product of the 20th-century energy boom. Joe Yogerst, Forbes, 20 Feb. 2024 This former race track is now an athletic smorgasbord, with football, basketball, tennis and baseball facilities, not to mention fishing, a fitness course and an equestrian center, which hosts more than forty horse shows annually. Miami Staff, Miami Herald, 30 Jan. 2024 Princess Anne and her family are in horse show mode! Janine Henni, Peoplemag, 4 Aug. 2023 Prince Harry's grandmother Queen Elizabeth was often spotted with a camera — including her Leica! — in her hands, especially at horse shows when her husband, Prince Philip, was competing in carriage driving. Stephanie Petit, Peoplemag, 18 Dec. 2023 Of course, no horse show is complete without some ice cream! Stephanie Petit, Peoplemag, 7 Aug. 2023 For her part, Melanie took solace in taking care of her horse, Bubblegum ― also known as Bubbles ― and taking her to horse shows. Kayla Dwyer, The Indianapolis Star, 4 Aug. 2023 Visit The Rodeo Having stood for over a century, the Cowtown Coliseum has seen much more than horse shows. Kaitlyn Yarborough, Southern Living, 14 Aug. 2023

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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 28 May. 2024.

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