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1. a theatrical or other entertainment
2. a sporting event consisting of contests in which riders perform different exercises to show their skill and their horses' ability and breeding
3. stop the show Informal (of a stage act, etc.) to receive so much applause as to interrupt the performance



(in Russian, obozrenie), a variety or theater presentation that consists of separate scenes and variety, choreographic, instrumental, and vocal numbers. The elements of a show are united by a common theme.

Shows first appeared in the 1830’s in France under the name of revues and had a topical interest, but at the end of the 19th century the revue was transformed into a simple entertainment vehicle. In the Soviet theater and the theater of socialist countries, such as Poland and Rumania, shows are comic and satiric presentations. They are part of the repertoire of variety theaters, music halls, and theaters of miniature genres, such as the Leningrad Theater of Variety and Miniature Genres.

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Walter von Knel, President of Longines, commented: "We are very proud to be the official partner and official timekeeper of the 2018 Dubai Show Jumping Championship, one of the greatest show-jumping events in the Middle East and a Longines FEI World Cup Show Jumping qualifier.
Open to both BE members and non-members, each fixture hosts a class at 80cm (JT80), 90cm (JT90) and 100cm (JT100) level and riders gain invaluable feedback from BE Accredited Coaches on their show-jumping skills in a three phase training competition.
As well as the show-jumping stunt team, there was an opportunity to pet some of the Shetland Ponies who will be competing in the high-speed dash that is the Shetland Pony Grand National at the Horse Show in January.
"In Sweden it's so normal, everyone has done it," said Karin Molin, 25, who has trained show-jumping rabbits since she was five.
It's a big step forward and it shows how, with the likes of the French and the Germans and the other older, established nations, things are changing in the world of show-jumping." This is the second Olympic bronze won by the Kingdom in show jumping with Khaled Al Eid having won the 2000 Sydney Games individual show jumping bronze.
Tamarillo suffered an injury to the stifle - the equivalent of the human knee - and will not be able to take part in the show-jumping today.
The 34-year-old has just signed a five year deal which will net him the largest individual sponsorship deal in show-jumping.
A grassed area in Gateshead is to be protected from people using it as an informal pony show-jumping ground.
The move allows Carberry, who admits once working for Glasgow "godfather" Arthur Thomson Snr, to organise events within show-jumping's governing body.
PLANS for a new international show-jumping event, which would bring 20,000 people into the region, are expected to be agreed later today.
Worcestershire's Leslie Law gave her a little leeway in the final show-jumping phase, where one fence fell for the exciting Shear H20.