Gather round for some blue-ribbon fun. Horse Show offers fine equestrian festivities with no messy cleanup. Each horse show consists of three events. Players enter their best horse for whichever event is in play to try to win the blue ribbon. There are four horse shows in each game, and each blue-ribbon event is a jumper, hunter, dressage, or equitation event. After they have been played, the player with the most blue-ribbon event cards is the winner. Awarded Dr. Toy's Best Children's Vacation Products (1997) and Parenting Magazine's Best Toy of the Year (also 1997). Contains 32 horse cards, 12 assist cards, 15 blue-ribbon event cards, and rules of play. For two to eight players. --Alison Golder
2 to 4 Players. Playing time: about 20 minutes. Who will take home the blue ribbon-Safari, Felicity, or Marmalade Magic? Pick the best horse cards from your stable and enter the show. Each event favors some horses and penalizes others so choose carefully. Special assist cards, like braiding kits and custom saddles, are worth extra points. Win the most blue ribbon cards and ride to victory! Horse Show lets children play a strategic game based on horse shows, learning about authentic tack and actual show events. The horses themselves are the game's characters, with lively personalities felt through the illustrations. The child becomes the rider; grooming and braiding before a show, watching a horse at pasture, and jumping clean a stadium hurdle.