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horse show

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noun
  1. a competitive display of the capabilities and qualities of horses and their riders or handlers, usually held as an annual event.

Origin of horse show

An Americanism dating back to 1855–60
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Historical Examples

  • He soon forgot most of the details of the day at the horse-show.

    On the Stairs

    Henry B. Fuller

  • A year or so went on, and we met the McComases at a horse-show.

    On the Stairs

    Henry B. Fuller

  • I beg your pardon, butahdo you happen to be referring to the horse-show?

    Nothing But the Truth

    Frederic S. Isham

  • I may have seen one or two at the horse-show in New York, but I should not like to swear to it.

  • You can win with him at any horse-show and at the head of a battery.