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100+ Show Horse Names: Ideas for Famed & Celebrated Horses

Oliver Jones

Show horses are some of the most stylish, well-groomed, and obedient pets around. Their poised and professional demeanor make them stand out amongst other horses. Owners spend countless hours preparing them for shows worldwide and even hone in their skills so they can compete in the Olympics. With events like jumping, dressage, and cattle rounding, they are well rounded and versed in many areas. 

So if you have a Thoroughbred looking to make their debut in a show, or simply love the idea of having a show-stopping name, this where you’ll find a few perfect hot-to-trot suggestions.

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Female Show Horse Names

  • Blazing Kiss
  • Classical Debut 
  • Majestic Charm 
  • Dusty Treasure 
  • Summers Solstice
  • Mystery Queen
  • Brave Romance 
  • Rusty Sabre
  • Melodic Joy
  • Narrow Rainbow
  • Graced Queen
  • Blind Faith
  • Among Stars
  • Maroon Skye
  • Dancing Flame
  • Little Dream 
  • Angels Glory
  • Tasteful Memory
  • Ocean Rain
  • Manhattan Melody 
  • Dynamic Devotion
  • Mystic Angel 
  • Silent Star
  • Misty Sienna
  • March Past

Male Show Horse Names 

  • Chance Encounter
  • Matchmaker
  • Ancient Monroe
  • After Hours
  • Golden Shield 
  • Black Tie
  • Magic Heart 
  • Afleet Fire
  • Marque of Legacy
  • Midnight Sun
  • Fine Affair
  • Major Attitude
  • Big Herp
  • Master Cheif 
  • Different Drummer 
  • ABle Chatters
  • Heros Rest
  • Iron Rebel
  • Dark Knight 
  • Major Dream
  • Cool Mist
  • Major Blues
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Dressage horse

Famous Show Horse Names 

Famous for their eventing, these horses have made a name for themselves in various shows around the world. With a bit of consistent training, your horse, too, can be on their way to paving a legacy for themselves. Need a little name inspiration from former show horses? Look no further!

  • Parzival (Dressage)
  • Bonfire (Dressage)
  • Charisma (Eventing)
  • Snowbound (Jumping)
  • Fuego do Cardenas (Dressage)
  • Big Ben (Jumping)
  • Mighty Nice (Eventing)
  • Desperados (Dressage)
  • Pitou (Eventing)
  • Gem Twist (Jumping)
  • Marcroix (Eventing)
  • Ravel (Dressage)
  • Swing Low (Eventing)
  • Rosalie B. (Dressage)
  • Gigolo (Dressage)
  • Lady Artist (Eventing)
  • Snowman (Jumping)
  • Valegro (Dressage)
  • Foster (Eventing)
  • Huaso (Jumping)
  • Wanadoo (Dressage)
  • Stroller (Jumping)
  • Messiah (Eventing)
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Pony and Miniature Horse Show Names 

Without a doubt, these little horses are the most recognizable and beyond the cutest of their kind! So petite and adorable, they are sure to be a hit with anyone who sees them! Minnie, but mighty, here are our favorite names for ponies and miniature horses. 

  • Acorn 
  • Merlot/Merlow 
  • Mile High 
  • Big Deal 
  • Mighty Mini
  • High Low 
  • Monogram 
  • Ostra
  • Asterix 
  • Big Slick
  • Wee One
  • Doomsday
  • Short Debut
  • Petite Posture
  • Short Stacks
  • Airborne
  • Petite Perfection
  • Minor League
  • Tall Tiers
  • Atlas
  • Painted Chip
  • Low Rider 
  • Bellagio
  • Little Legacy
  • Micro Manage 
  • Small Fry
  • Perfect Alibi
  • Big Time 
  • Onyx
  • Above Deck 
  • Big News
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Show Horse Breeds

Although they are not limited to this list, we have detailed a few of the most commonly known and distinguishable breeds found in the show-biz. Each very diverse from the next, we have highlighted what makes them so unique and great. 

Arabian Horse Breed

Arabian horses are set apart from their counter breeds by a small and chiseled head, short straight back, and a high set tail. Their coats can be an array of colors but bay, grey and chestnut are the most common. Arabians have a naturally calm and friendly disposition. They are known to be quite fast and make for great racehorses!

Clydesdale Horse Breed

This large and powerful horse is a Scottish breed formerly known for their work on farms. Known for their knee-length furry boots, often white, distinct facial markings, splashed bellies, they are now popular breeds at horse shows. Although they are referred to as gentle giants, their strength and large stature can make them tough to train. However, they are excellent show-goers once they get the hang of it! The most famous Clydesdale are likely those found at Warm Springs Ranch – the home of the Budweiser Clydesdales. 

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Friesian horse, Wikipedia | B0rder

Friesian Horse Breed

Originating in Friesland, Netherlands, this breed is mainly distinguishable by its luxurious black coat. Occasionally, they may appear brown as some of these steeds carry a red gene! Described as graceful and nimble, these horses are excellent candidates for show events such as jumping and dressage. 

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Finding the Right Show Name for Your Horse

Deciding on a name as regal and show-stopping as your new horse should be a fun and exciting experience. We hope that you were able to find a good match among our list of show inspired horse names. With unique, bold, and elegant names, we are sure there is something for every type of horse!

If these are not quite right, check out one of our other horse name posts linked below:


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Oliver Jones

Oliver (Ollie) Jones - A zoologist and freelance writer living in South Australia with his partner Alex, their dog Pepper, and their cat Steve (who declined to be pictured). Ollie, originally from the USA, holds his master's degree in wildlife biology and moved to Australia to pursue his career and passion but has found a new love for working online and writing about animals of all types.