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Equestrian activities: horse breed society competition (4th of 4)

Equestrian activities: horse breed society competition

Horse breed societies hold competitions for their members. These can include riding and in-hand classes (where the animals are led, not ridden). The horses are judged primarily on their conformation and closeness to the breed standard. Arab horse societies often include a costume competition that reflects the breed's origins in the Middle East. At the New Zealand Arabian Horse Breed Society National Championship Show in 2012, Monese Ball riding Marko Shaw won the National Costume Championship. The horse's high-flying tail and dished (concave) face are characteristic of the breed.

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Carolyn Mincham, 'Equestrianism and horse sports - Equestrianism and horse sports overview', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 8 February 2023)

Story by Carolyn Mincham, published 5 Sep 2013