Show Horse Names (750 Awesome Ideas)

To ensure that a horse’s name is unique at a show, many times they will be given a longer, crazier name than a barn or stable horse would have. A horse at a barn could be named “Rocket”, while a show horse is named “Clear Blue Water”.

Though many times a show horse may be named by using part of their sire’s name with their dam’s, other show horses may be named completely at random. We have made a list of some of the best show horse names to choose from. 

It may be hard for you to pick the perfect name for your show horse. Read on to see some amazing ideas to help you get inspired.

Beautiful sport horse portrait in horse show

Best Show Horse Names

If you are trying to come up with a creative name that will be sure to win Best In Show, you don’t have to look any further.

Whether it be a quarter horse or barrel racing horse, these Best Show name ideas will be sure to make their mark.

  1. Mystic Angel
  2. Pause For Grace
  3. Rebel Pride
  4. Prophecy of Darkness
  5. Under the Radar
  6. Press Your Luck
  7. Cost Of The Crown
  8. Bold Ambition
  9. Prodigal Son
  10. Entrance At Eternity
  11. Perfect Alibi
  12. Your Wildest Dream
  13. Blue Boy
  14. Best Kept Secret
  15. Bronzed
  16. Really Royal
  17. Smoke And Flame
  18. Retrieve The Gold
  19. Proud Promise
  20. Simplicity
  21. Triple Threat
  22. Reason to Cry
  23. Hailey’s Comet
  24. Brown Eyed Girl
  25. Broken Vow
  26. Quick Chance
  27. Beat the Buzzer
  28. Break the Bank
  29. Breaking News
  30. Dancing Flame
  31. Prometheus
  32. Cool Expression
  33. Queen’s Pride
  34. Reckoning
  35. Unbridled Fury
  36. Pattern of the Stars
  37. Western Rose
  38. Rushing Sands
  39. Brush of Luck
  40. Patriot Act
  41. Primetime
  42. War Room
  43. Silent Star
  44. Alakazam
  45. Classic Endeavor
  46. Best Command
  47. Consider The Moment
  48. Beveled Edge
  49. Point of Principal
  50. Poised Reflection

Good Show Horse Names

As a horse owner, your favorite horse should have an amazing name to back it up, so why not choose from a list of amazing names that capture their personality perfectly?

  1. Little Boy Blue
  2. Falcon Rising
  3. Destiny Watching
  4. Deluxe Dream
  5. Blind Faith
  6. Diva Dancer
  7. Big Apple Alley Cat
  8. A Sweet Delight
  9. Duchess of Dreams
  10. I’m A Lady
  11. Candy Chase
  12. Effortless Grace
  13. Magic in Action
  14. To Infinity and Beyond
  15. Holy Roller
  16. Impressive Peach
  17. Root-Beer Float
  18. Double Down Ace
  19. Eighteen Hundred
  20. Famous Lady
  21. Elegant Lady
  22. Count My Blessings
  23. Lucky Lady
  24. Acting Proper
  25. Leaves of Autumn
  26. Dark and Stormy
  27. Catch Me Mr
  28. Bailey N Cream
  29. Babbling Brook
  30. Starry Night
  31. Flaming Ocean
  32. Cajun Princess
  33. Forever Bold
  34. Blazing Honor
  35. AstroTurf
  36. Fabulous Quest
  37. Cup of Joe
  38. Dash to the Finish
  39. Man with a Plan
  40. Glory Seeker
  41. Knight of Dreams
  42. All Around Fancy
  43. Hot Cocoa
  44. Emperor’s Dream
  45. Additional Demands
  46. A Fall Evening
  47. Awesome Blossom
  48. Final Flight
  49. Afternoon Treat
  50. Blue Skies Ahead

Show Horse Names For Stallions

When you see a stallion, it’s impossible not to appreciate its beauty and muscle. Can you imagine a giant black horse showing up for a horse show named “Oath Keeper?”

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Check out some other fantastic options below:

  1. Old Regret
  2. Share My Royalty
  3. Old Shine
  4. Patchwork Timmy
  5. Neptune Crossing
  6. No More Rumors
  7. Possessed to Impress
  8. Night Court
  9. Master Chief
  10. Master The Tide
  11. Offsides
  12. Another Irish Dawn
  13. Coming Undone
  14. Premium Intelligence
  15. Bit Of An Issue
  16. Ominous Threat
  17. Brothers of Nablus
  18. Business is Legal
  19. A Rhinestone Cowboy
  20. Believe in Ghosts
  21. Colony In Space
  22. Comedy of Eros
  23. Giant’s Dance
  24. Chrome Heart
  25. Command and Conquer
  26. Sea of Change
  27. Olympic Sky
  28. Oathkeeper
  29. Moon Spell
  30. A Puzzling Storm
  31. Billy Boy
  32. A Quiet Flame
  33. Big Time Hope
  34. A Fine Bravado
  35. Runaway King
  36. Another Rebel
  37. Behind Those Eyes
  38. Dark Knight
  39. Possessive Shadows
  40. HeroesRest
  41. Nightmare of Eden
  42. Scotch N Soda
  43. Red Diesel
  44. Chief Lord
  45. Flash in the Dark
  46. Atlanta
  47. Partly Puzzled
  48. A Promise of Happiness
  49. Scorched Earth
  50. Secret Of The Night
  51. Max Carry
  52. Apache Peak
  53. Diesel
  54. No Going Back
  55. Royal Cut
  56. Party Like A Rockstar
  57. Ocean Rain
  58. Hot Chocolate
  59. A Presence Unknown
  60. Black Coyote
  61. Bullet Afire
  62. Try to Catch Me
  63. Secret Assignment
  64. Secret Shopper
  65. Coffee Break
  66. Massive Way
  67. Marque Legacy
  68. Blue Falcon
  69. Bloodstained Faith
  70. Seeking A Connection
  71. Old Town Memories
  72. Parisian Colors
  73. At First Sight
  74. Coffee For One
  75. Beltane
  76. Cup of Joe
  77. A Prince’s Dar Herro
  78. Patent Leather
  79. LostNFound in Vegas
  80. Master You Regret
  81. Night Sky
  82. Night Moves
  83. After Hours
  84. Path of Vengeance
  85. No Refuge
  86. Black Tie
  87. Riding Free
  88. Me and My Shadow
  89. Iron Rebel
  90. Asterix
  91. Newton’s First Law
  92. Chance Encounter
  93. A Fall Evening
  94. Paradise Drift
  95. No Snow Today
  96. Chrysler Imperial
  97. A Lad’s Promise
  98. A Happy King
  99. Oh One Magic Moment
  100. Bumps and Bruises

Show Horse Names For Geldings

Don’t have a show name idea for your Gelding?

Take a look at the list below for some fantastic options that will lead to your prized horse putting on a perfect show:

  1. Daddy’s Last Dollar
  2. River Itch
  3. Riddle in the Rain
  4. Rogue
  5. Storm Cloud
  6. A Tumultuous Tornado
  7. Captive Heart
  8. Too Much Honor
  9. On Another Level
  10. Midnight Mayhem
  11. Mighty Proud
  12. Midnight Clear
  13. Cardinal Points
  14. Conclusive Fortune
  15. Six Degrees
  16. Rise And Shine
  17. Right Command
  18. A Frosty Morning
  19. Off the Grid
  20. Miles to Go
  21. Southern Money
  22. Oh My Heavens
  23. Meine Ivory
  24. Mere Serenity
  25. Return Comet
  26. Community Interest
  27. One Cool Easter
  28. Ole Time Class
  29. River Delta
  30. Sox Appeal
  31. Sacrifice Glory
  32. Rewarding Faith
  33. Poison Sky
  34. Can’t Keep Me In
  35. On a Wing and a Prayer
  36. Silver Jet
  37. Constant Sorrow
  38. Dark Before Dawn
  39. Chasing A Mirage
  40. A Calm Storm
  41. Older and Far Away
  42. Calypso
  43. Midnight Legacy
  44. Changing Priorities
  45. Omali’s Eagle
  46. River of Doubt
  47. Respectable Pursuit
  48. Riddle In The Rain
  49. March Past
  50. Odd One Out
  51. October Winds
  52. Sovereign Heights
  53. Milestone
  54. Rocket Boy
  55. Coping Without Coffee
  56. Caillou Smoke
  57. Chasing My Shadow
  58. Can’t Rush A Vision
  59. Command Me
  60. Making Magic
  61. Salute The King
  62. Roman Coin
  63. Rye On The Rocks
  64. Complete The Bet
  65. Something For The Weekend
  66. Crafty Prospector
  67. Glowing Moonlight
  68. Mid West Star
  69. Journey With Me
  70. Running Through Rain
  71. Mark My Light
  72. Remember the Captive
  73. On A Mission
  74. Relentless Pursuit
  75. Rest My Case
  76. Rushed Warning
  77. Merlot
  78. Sins Of The Past
  79. Merlin’s Touch
  80. Canadian Kid
  81. Soul Doubt
  82. Captain Gain
  83. Of Gods And Angels
  84. Cowboy Philosophy
  85. Roll With The Punches
  86. Cold Steel
  87. Royal Academy
  88. Carbon Copy
  89. Sam’s Last Chance
  90. Black Tie Event
  91. Marshall’s Thought
  92. Mighty Tango
  93. Charming Champion
  94. Midnight Madness
  95. Grey Wolf
  96. Rolling Thunder
  97. Roam Free
  98. Mask of Sanity
  99. Sin In The Shadows
  100. Coming Home

Show Horse Names for Mares

Finding a great name for your mare can be difficult, but we made a list of some pretty great, memorable names that people far and wide will remember.

  1. Maybe Tomorrow
  2. Toffee Surprise
  3. Suits Her Well
  4. Melody of Joy
  5. Splash Of Orange
  6. Maindalin Melody
  7. Careless Whisper
  8. Cabernet
  9. The Fragrant Rose
  10. Desert Nomad
  11. Saltwater Moon
  12. Maybelline
  13. Spoiled Milk
  14. Merry Bourbon
  15. Caramel Kiss
  16. Midnight Clear
  17. Date With Destiny
  18. Carefree Delight
  19. California Merlot
  20. Medusa’s Wrath
  21. Pilot Error
  22. Breathtaking Beauty
  23. Shooting Starr
  24. Calm Heroine
  25. Genuine Risk
  26. Stay With Me Tonight
  27. Regimental Twilight
  28. Mischief Maker
  29. Magna’s Promise
  30. Marmalade Skies
  31. Metallic Heart
  32. Regal Rainbow
  33. Talk About Class
  34. Sweet Lavender
  35. Spicy Cinnamon
  36. Princess Fluffy
  37. Hermioneigh
  38. Mazy Daze
  39. A Fine Affair
  40. A Sweet Delight
  41. Eternal cloud
  42. I Only Wear Prada
  43. Diamond Halo
  44. Memphis Smoothie
  45. Sprinkle Explosion
  46. Star of Heaven
  47. Majestic Echo
  48. Majestic Regent
  49. Deny Everything
  50. Defying Gravity
  51. Darling River
  52. Buckle Up Buttercup
  53. Sweet Brown Sugar
  54. A Moment of Love
  55. A Picture of Grace
  56. A Lover’s Question
  57. Maid By Design
  58. Maybe He’ll Know
  59. Della Rose
  60. By Divine Agency
  61. High Maitanance
  62. New Dawn
  63. Candlelit glow
  64. Sparkling Lake
  65. Forever Dreamer
  66. Cadence
  67. One Dancer
  68. Magical Light
  69. Aspen Remembered
  70. Ms. Sassafrass
  71. A Cool Kiss
  72. Oh Louise
  73. Map My Dancefloor
  74. Discreet Affair
  75. Remember My Colors
  76. Summertime Warmth
  77. Sundancer
  78. Maid of Honor
  79. At Long Last
  80. Cadbury
  81. Esmeralda
  82. A Fine Jewel
  83. A New Song
  84. Stolen Wishes
  85. Marry in Moonlight
  86. Running With Ruby
  87. A Love Remembered
  88. Beautiful Blonde
  89. Aspiration’s Pride
  90. Heaven Sent
  91. A Dynamic Playgirl
  92. Change of Seasons
  93. Ice Queen
  94. Athame
  95. Regrets and Romance
  96. Memorable Green
  97. Daughter Of War
  98. Marriage Vow
  99. A New Hope
  100. A Farewell to Rain
Sandardbred show horses

Cute Horse Show Names

There’s nothing better than watching a horse win metals while branding an adorable name.

Check out our list of cute horse show names:

  1. Maverick
  2. Another Classic
  3. Sleepy Time
  4. A New Deal
  5. A New Destiny
  6. Never Too Cute
  7. Bit Of Honey
  8. Waffles and Syrup
  9. Perfect Polaroid
  10. Matchmaker
  11. Nebula Pirates
  12. Potential Princess
  13. Red Lipstick
  14. Maverick Token
  15. A Night Out
  16. Beware of Cat
  17. Another Coffee
  18. Another Coffee
  19. Photo Opportunity
  20. Cuddle Bug
  21. Opal Princess
  22. Bouncing with Joy
  23. Maximus
  24. Peace Sign
  25. Butterfly Nebula
  26. Never Without You
  27. Regal Luck
  28. Another Butterfly
  29. Between Worlds
  30. Pinot Grigio
  31. Café Mocha
  32. By Devine Agency
  33. A Breezy Day
  34. Melodic Satin
  35. Fragrant Rosemary
  36. Pieces Of The Plot
  37. A Little Dream
  38. Never Doubt Love
  39. White Fluffy Clouds
  40. By The Stars
  41. A Natural Romantic
  42. Houston Train
  43. Pink Bubble Bath
  44. Sparkle and Shine
  45. Buy Me A Rose
  46. Biscuits and Gravy
  47. A Touch of Sunshine
  48. Maximum Credit
  49. Leap of Faith
  50. Peppermint Girl

Funny Show Horse Names

Because Show Horses are given names that will be completely unique to them, some names will be easily distinguishable.

Giving your horse a funny name will be memorable and allow your horse to stand out from the crowd.

We’ve collected some of the silliest horse names we could find!

  1. Runs With Scissors
  2. Chips Ahoy
  3. Hot-Air Balloon
  4. Who’s My Daddy
  5. White Walker
  6. Earl Grey Tea
  7. Tequila Dreams
  8. Biscuits and Gravy
  9. She’s Easy Peasy
  10. Chilly Water
  11. Eager Beaver
  12. Viva La Vida
  13. Solo, Han Solo
  14. State Secrets
  15. Dragon Heart
  16. Yellow Brick Road
  17. Be My Daddy
  18. Rogue and Lemon
  19. A Puppet Master
  20. Mad About Bagels
  21. Ready For Liftoff
  22. Sweet Dancing Shoes
  23. Hello I’m Johnny Cash
  24. Leap Frog
  25. Waling in the Flowers
  26. Cone of Silence
  27. Making Irish Money
  28. Backstage Drama
  29. Strictly Business
  30. Rumor Has It
  31. Mid West Star
  32. Wayward Management
  33. Scare Tactics
  34. Diamond in the Rough
  35. Visitation Rights
  36. Celtic Kitten
  37. Rookie’s Gambling Chance AKA Gambit
  38. Zippin Around Town
  39. Jagged Rock Quarry
  40. Run Susie Run
  41. Nacho Pena
  42. Taste the Rainbow
  43. Champagne Taste
  44. Return to sender
  45. Starship Enterprise
  46. Celtic Chalk
  47. Granite Buffs
  48. Send In The Girls
  49. Save the Day Again
  50. Xtra Whip Cream

Unique Show Horse Names

When choosing a name for your horse, you want to make sure that everyone will remember it.

So why not pick a wonderfully unique name?

  1. A Close Shave
  2. Midnight Express
  3. Aurora Borealis
  4. Blazing Fire
  5. A Tasteful Vision
  6. Angel’s Raisin
  7. Magic Cat
  8. Fiery Mountainside
  9. Magical Gold Dust
  10. Onyx Crush
  11. A Splash of Taste
  12. Autumn Due
  13. Bearded Dragon
  14. Midnight Oil
  15. A Silent Star
  16. Many Happy Returns
  17. Ocean Breeze
  18. Dressed in Dreams
  19. Swept Away
  20. Mackies Straight Parade
  21. Mahogany Heights
  22. Miles to Go
  23. A Taste of Money
  24. Midnight Moon
  25. Onward Page
  26. Made you Look
  27. Made in the Shade
  28. All I Need
  29. A Painted Note
  30. A Perfect Sonnet
  31. Soaring Comet
  32. A Shiny Catalyst
  33. Take a Picture
  34. Sunset Over the Canyon
  35. Riding the Waves
  36. Chasing the Storm
  37. Magic Apple
  38. Starting a Wildfire
  39. A Royal Cut
  40. Baltic Sea
  41. A Thousand Times
  42. Running Red Lights
  43. Falling For You
  44. One Java
  45. Orion’s Northern Glare
  46. Mac’s Big Boy
  47. A Thousand Points of Light
  48. A Solstice Carol
  49. English Countryside
  50. Arctic Sea Ice

Classy Names For Show Horses

Depending on the horse show you want your horse to participate in, you may be looking for a somewhat classier version of many amazing names.

Take a look at the amazing list below:

  1. Walking with Poise
  2. Unconditional Love
  3. Aberlady
  4. Breaking Shoreline
  5. A Classic Look
  6. The Sun Makers
  7. Peaceful Canyon
  8. A Wise Inclination
  9. Miracle in Motion
  10. Walk Across the Water
  11. A Peaceful Morning
  12. Shine a Light
  13. Drifting Ivy
  14. A Classical Debut
  15. Radio Static
  16. The Alchemist
  17. The Zenith
  18. Flying Away
  19. Tobacco Bay
  20. The Sagittarius Star
  21. Ace of Spades
  22. Espresso
  23. Magic Moment
  24. Paper Storm
  25. Ballet of Dreams
  26. Snowy Mountain
  27. Palace Duet
  28. A Sense of Perfection
  29. Be Notable
  30. Thunder and Lightning
  31. Soulful Stride
  32. The Age Of Innocence
  33. Midnight Dream
  34. Midnight Magic
  35. August Star
  36. Paradise Creek
  37. Abide By Me
  38. Paris In Autumn
  39. Magic Miles
  40. Standing Tall
  41. Take the High Road
  42. Park Promise
  43. Beauvoir
  44. Echo Of Light
  45. Paisley
  46. Sandy Beaches
  47. Dream Lilly
  48. The Break of Dawn
  49. A Flash of Light
  50. The Cost Of Honor

Clever Names For Show Horses

Want a super clever, amazing name for your horse to show off just how smart they are? Look no further:

  1. Downtown Abby
  2. Grey Goose
  3. Great Expectations
  4. Kona Coffee
  5. Online Discussion
  6. Pour Me A Manhattan
  7. Promised the Blue
  8. Puzzle Unsolved
  9. Reasonably Late
  10. Red Tide Rising
  11. Southern Adventure
  12. Ten Mile Miracle
  13. Victory Round
  14. Vote of Confidence
  15. Walk on the Wild Side
  16. What A Dream
  17. Why Not Now
  18. Talk of the Town
  19. Chief Lord and Sugar
  20. Chocolate Truffles
  21. Miss is Zippy
  22. Blue Heaven
  23. Blue Sky
  24. Out of the Blue
  25. Blue Violet
  26. Oxford Blue
  27. Jumping through Hoops
  28. Jump Start
  29. Landing Amongst The Stars
  30. Soaring Into the Sky
  31. Cold As Ice
  32. Keeping My Balance
  33. Burning Comet
  34. Big Exit
  35. Roaming Free
  36. A Cut Above
  37. Major Attitude
  38. Make A Vow
  39. Major Reserve
  40. Make Me A Zippo
  41. Martha’s Vinyard
  42. A Whole New World
  43. Mind My Notes
  44. Minstrel of Wands
  45. Able Chatter
  46. Misty Memories
  47. Mobile Bay
  48. Mocha Express
  49. Above Board
  50. Above the Clouds

Cool Horse Show Names

If you are on the hunt for a name that accurately expresses how amazing your horse is, here is a list of cool horse names:

  1. A Dusty Treasure
  2. Orient Devil
  3. Ace Detective
  4. Silver Bullet
  5. Our White Lady
  6. Winding Cobblestone Road
  7. Batteries Not Included
  8. A Broken Heart
  9. Mammas Boy
  10. Moon over Morocco
  11. Moments in the Dark
  12. Suit of Armor
  13. No Apology
  14. Quality Check
  15. A Rusty Sabre
  16. Valentine Star
  17. A Different Drummer
  18. A Dynamic Finale
  19. A Dream of Pegasus
  20. Outer Limits
  21. Smoke and Mirrors
  22. A Christmas Carol
  23. Buckle Up
  24. Tattooed Fire
  25. Accept Fear
  26. News For You
  27. Strawberry Fields
  28. Our Island Tiger
  29. A Better Dream
  30. Queen of Hearts
  31. Tiger Shark
  32. New York Avenue
  33. Race for Glory
  34. Next Time
  35. Barbary Coast
  36. Next Generation
  37. Major Top Art
  38. Barcelona Bay
  39. Second to None
  40. Tactical Alert
  41. A Brave Romance
  42. Dancing Moonbeam
  43. Make It Thrilling
  44. Major Distraction
  45. Native Icon
  46. Let’s Get Dangerous
  47. Valid Conclusion
  48. A Candle and A Shrine
  49. A Campfire Song
  50. Toffee Surprise

Famous Horse Show Names

If you are looking to name your horse after some of the most famous, well known fictional, and real show horses, you can turn to these for inspiration:

  1. Palace Malice
  2. John Henry
  3. Blushing Groom
  4. Easy Goer
  5. Raise A Native
  6. Wise Dan
  7. Point Given
  8. American Pharoah
  9. Messiah- Eventing
  10. Exterminator
  11. Wanadoo- Dressage
  12. Captain- 101 Dalmatians
  13. Game On Dude
  14. Seabiscuit- American Horse from the Great Depression-era
  15. Personal Ensign
  16. Midnight Sun- Two-Time World Grand Champion
  17. Foolish Pleasure
  18. I’ll Have Another
  19. Applejack- From the My Little Pony Tails Series
  20. Lady’s Secret
  21. Shanghai Bobby
  22. Thunder Gulch
  23. Snowbound- Jumping
  24. War Emblem
  25. Buttercup- From Toy Story 3
  26. Fuego do Cardenas- Dressage
  27. Afleet Alex
  28. Go For Wand
  29. Big Ben- Chestnut Belgian Horse inducted into the Canadian Sports Hall of Fame
  30. Spectacular Bid
  31. Slew O’ Gold
  32. Giant’s Causeway
  33. Serena’s Song
  34. Assault
  35. Gun Runner
  36. Smarty Jones- 2004 Kentucky Derby winner
  37. Lady Artist- Eventing
  38. Street Sense
  39. Best Mate- three-time winner of Cheltenham Gold Cup
  40. Genuine Risk
  41. Gallant Fox
  42. Gem Twist- Jumping
  43. Achilles- From the Disney Movie The Hunchback of Notre Dame
  44. Ghostzapper
  45. Bonfire- Dressage
  46. Valegro- Dressage
  47. Animal Kingdom
  48. Black Caviar
  49. Round Table
  50. Key to the Mint

Horse Show Name Inspiration

When trying to figure out what to name your horse for horse shows, it’s important to really take a moment and think about it. This is a name that many people are going to know your horse by, and you want to make it as memorable as possible.

Try taking inspiration from other famous horses, or even horses that have done well in shows around you. There are so many amazing horses to take a look at, whether they be from old westerns, Native American horses, or even completely fictional, much-loved horses.

Help Choosing The Right Name

When you have an idea, it’s important to also make sure that you take a look at the horse breed association’s regulations to make sure that the name you chose meets the set of strict rules that they allow.

The rules include character limits, phrases that may be restricted, and more.

You should also make sure that you chose a name that is easy to pronounce and memorable. If you have a black horse, you may want to name it something that has to do with the color, or maybe take inspiration in the nighttime.

If you choose the name your horse will be known for based on its personality, color, or other unique traits, people will be sure to remember it.

Whether you have a grey horse, black horse, a white horse, quarter horse, or barrel racing horse, it’s important to keep your horse in mind when choosing a name, not just what you like!

Conclusion

Choosing the right name for your horse can be stressful, but it doesn’t have to be that hard! There are so many wonderful names that will make your horse stand out from the crowd.

Still looking for ideas? Why not check out an online horse name generator or our related names section below:

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