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horse show

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
1855-1860
1855-60, Americanism
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  • She had money of her own, and she spent it on horse show horses, and traveling around to show them.

    The La Chance Mine Mystery Susan Carleton Jones
  • Does the man on the horse show his character in his bearing?

    Journeys Through Bookland, Vol. 10 Charles Herbert Sylvester
  • She examined him with the critical gaze which she might have given a hackney at a horse show.

    Paradise Garden George Gibbs
  • And if you happen to be at the horse show any other night this week, drop in at our box, you know.

    Why Joan? Eleanor Mercein Kelly
  • What factors in your judgment contribute most to the success of the horse show?

    The Genial Idiot John Kendrick Bangs
  • Did you buy this to wear at the horse show, or at a meeting of mothers' helpers?

    The Rover Boys on a Tour Arthur M. Winfield
  • When he came to Prauthoy, France, the soldiers sought to honor him by having him carry the Division flag in the horse show.

  • When are you going to show me the cob that you bought at the horse show?

    All on the Irish Shore E. Somerville and Martin Ross
  • I always think of the horse show when I play in Pittsburg, for they have the diamond horse-shoe of boxes there, you know.

    Pitching in a Pinch Christy Mathewson
  • Well, my wench—you be tricked out as though you was off to the horse show.

    Six Plays Florence Henrietta Darwin

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