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post #1 of 17 Old 03-22-2020, 03:24 AM Thread Starter
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Your favourite show names?

What are your favourite show names? Do you prefer elegant names more, or those that are a bit of a joke?


Usually I like more poetic names but "Expensive Hobby" really got me laughing!
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post #2 of 17 Old 03-22-2020, 08:41 AM
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When I showed Pony, I decided to go for cute, since he's a pony. I thought maybe I'd get some extra points for cute! I called him "Little Black." It was a tiny audience, but you could actually hear a collective "awwwwww" going through the crowd. He's the guy in my avatar. He really does look like Little Black from the books...
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post #3 of 17 Old 03-22-2020, 10:25 AM
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With TBs I like to get part of the sire and dam names incorporated. My late boss always tried to incorporate herbs and spices into the name.

Hence we had Mad Thyme, by Idiots Delight. Cinnamon Run by Deep Run, Tellicherry (a hard black pepper) which suited her as she should never have been born!

Show cobs I like a solid name formthem as they are solid horses! Reverend O'Rielly being one of my favourites, Murphy's Law.

Apple Dumpling for a dun 12.2 pony.

Had a full brother and sister by St Michael so they were Mr Marks and Miss Spencer. (Marks and Spencer's being a large chain of stores in the U.K. With the brand name of St Michael)

So it goes on!
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post #4 of 17 Old 03-24-2020, 01:57 PM
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One I've always remembered that was posted by another user was M.T. Pockets.
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post #5 of 17 Old 03-24-2020, 02:11 PM
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I prefer more elegant names, and if I can, utilize their sire and dams names also. I also prefer show names that utilize the barn name in some way, if possible.

Toofine, my half-arab was by a Arabian stallion Ultra Fine out of a grade mare, so his registered name through the AHA is "Hes Ultimately Fine".

Minnie, my unregistered, unknown parentage Morgan will be going by "Wilhelmina" when we get into the show ring.

Flame, my now passed Arabian mare was registered through the AHA as "CG Shalimaars Flame".

A more fun name that my stepdad's Quarter Horse Hunter went by was "Huntin' Me Some Luv" through the AQHA. I thought it was cute, but isn't really my preference nowadays.
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post #6 of 17 Old 03-24-2020, 06:36 PM
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My daughter's horse's show name is M. T. Pockets.

Maybe I'm the one @QtrBel is remembering.
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post #7 of 17 Old 03-24-2020, 06:39 PM
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Once, at a show, when they were announcing my daughter and her horse coming in the ring, the announcer burst out laughing and said out loud "I just got that!" Another announcer at a show called him Mister T Pockets at first, then realized his mistake and said "OHHHHH! Empty Pockets, that's funny!"

It does get a chuckle every time.
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post #8 of 17 Old 03-25-2020, 11:17 AM
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Yes! I just love it. Makes me chuckle too but for me it would be one particular dog needing a name change.

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post #9 of 17 Old 03-26-2020, 02:27 PM
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@Acadianartist that's adorable! That might take the cake for best show name.


I tried with Nick's- his is Borrowed Knickers. A bad pun yes, but the best puns are always bad. And it is exceedingly funny to come in the ring and hear it over the intercom. "Grace M with borrowed knickers" what they must think of my choice is undergarments!

One of the best ones I've heard has been "Air Horse One" which cracked me up to no end. I get that people like classy. But really showing is stressful enough. Some humor is in order.
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post #10 of 17 Old 03-26-2020, 02:41 PM
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If we're talking about funny names, my fav has always been "Hoof Hearted." You have to say it kind of fast to get it...
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