show ring

noun

Definition of show ring 

: a ring (as at a cattle show) where animals are displayed

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Riding club board members were on hand to welcome visitors too and were very proud to share their historic clubhouse, barns and show rings. Jane Napier Neely, latimes.com, "The Valley Line: She has unbridled enthusiasm for June LCF Chamber of Commerce mixer," 25 June 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, latimes.com, "The Valley Line: She has unbridled enthusiasm for June LCF Chamber of Commerce mixer," 25 June 2018 But first the Rottweiler must learn how to be a fancy show dog, and part of that training involves learning how to comport himself in the show ring. Lisa Gutierrez, kansascity, "Parents say 'Show Dogs' movie grooms kids for sexual abuse. Now those scenes are cut | The Kansas City Star," 24 May 2018 The quaint arena has a Lamella truss roof, and the show ring is surrounded by red wooden stadium seats and a working milk parlor. Lily Altavena, azcentral, "Raze or renovate? Arizona State Fairgrounds faces uncertain future," 14 Mar. 2018 History: In the livestock community, the cattle barn's show ring is considered one of the best and most historic in the country. Lily Altavena, azcentral, "Raze or renovate? Arizona State Fairgrounds faces uncertain future," 14 Mar. 2018 In a show ring, smaller dogs are placed on a table and judges meticulously run their hands over their coats and body, evaluating them by the breed standard. Kelly Whiteside, New York Times, "No, That’s Not a Mop. It’s a Puli.," 12 Feb. 2018 But the steer is attached to the bar by nothing more than a pair of Zip ties — so that if the beast gets spooked and runs, Alec would be cut free, not dragged across the show ring. Kyle Munson, USA TODAY, "'Cow whisperer' boy in wheelchair leads steer, melts hearts at Iowa State Fair," 18 Sep. 2017 Livestock and horse shows in barns and show rings were scheduled to continue as planned. Brittany Britto, baltimoresun.com, "Bad weather forces Maryland State Fair to close early Saturday," 2 Sep. 2017

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1839, in the meaning defined above

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