Featured Video: A Day at the Horse Show


Stuck in the office? Wishing you were at the barn or in the saddle or maybe even at a horse show? We can’t get you out of work, but we can give you this short film that follows a young rider named Jordan and her horse, Lucky, as they spend a day at a horse show.

You might think of horse shows as being hectic or downright stressful, but there’s something sort of comforting about the show depicted in this short film. The venue is a well-manicured but unpretentious equestrian center. The classes are that low-key level of competition that is welcoming to everyone, and of course it doesn’t hurt that it’s a sunny, breezy day with blue skies, green grass, and puffy white clouds. Ah, how we wish we were there right now.

A Day at the Horse Show

Thanks to Jordan and Lucky for letting us in on their show day, and to filmmaker Steve Doss for putting this mini-virtual-day-at-the-show together.

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Leslie Potter is a graduate of William Woods University where she earned a Bachelor of Science in Equestrian Science with a concentration in saddle seat riding and a minor in Journalism/Mass Communications. She is currently a writer and photographer in Lexington, Ky.Potter worked as a barn manager and riding instructor and was a freelance reporter and photographer for the Horsemen's Yankee Pedlar and Saddle Horse Report before moving to Lexington to join Horse Illustrated as Web Editor from 2008 to 2019. Her current equestrian pursuits include being a grown-up lesson kid at an eventing barn and trail riding with her senior Morgan gelding, Snoopy.


  1. Awesome job Jordan and Lucky! Yep from the early morning rise and shine to the end of the day pack up and drive home, it’s all about the love of our horse and horses!

  2. That’s what it’s all about, from start to finish! Prep, showing and having a great time while you’re at it, and then the haul home. All with good memories!


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