- 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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Examples from the Web for horse show
He soon forgot most of the details of the day at the horse-show.
A year or so went on, and we met the McComases at a horse-show.
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.Rambles in Womanland
You can win with him at any horse-show and at the head of a battery.The Pride of Palomar
Peter B. Kyne