The largest open breed show in the world is taking place at Dressage at Devon from September 25 – September 27. Today, the opening of the breed show featured more than 20 breeds of horses and ponies of all shapes and sizes were in the ring competing for the best of their breed. They are judged on movement, conformation and general impression.

Many of the breeds were rare, even endangered, and all have a rich history. For instance, the Shagya Arabian, a relatively rare breed, brings the history of a Desert Arabian; great hardiness and toughness, endurance, ease of keeping and inborn friendliness and combines it with the requirements of the modern riding horse,” said Adrienne Morella, whose horse, Samantha, took home the blue in the class.

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