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Horse Show Ribbons

Learn the meaning of the colors of horse show ribbons

Ribbon Colors Explained

Horse show ribbons are awarded to the winning participants, and each ribbon color has a meaning.

Blue Ribbon Pony

Horse Show Ribbons

One of the fun parts of horse showing is being awarded ribbons! Did you know each color represents a certain placing?

First place is a blue ribbon, second place is a red ribbon, third place is a yellow ribbon, fourth place is a white ribbon, fifth place is a pink ribbon, and sixth place is a green ribbon.

Large horse shows may even award ribbons through eighth place. Seventh place is purple and eighth place is brown.

Horse Show Ribbons Explained

Most Beginner level horse shows give ribbons through sixth place with a Champion ribbon given to the rider with the most points per division and reserve champion going to the one with the second most points.

Blue Ribbon

First Place

Red Ribbon

Second Place

Yellow Ribbon

Third Place

White Ribbon

Fourth Place

Pink Ribbon

Fifth Place

Green Ribbon

Sixth Place

Horse Show Ribbons Graphic

Large Horse Shows

May Give Ribbons Out through 10th Place

1st – Blue
2nd – Red
3rd – Yellow
4th – White
5th – Pink
6th – Green
7th – Purple
8th – Brown
9th – Grey
10th – Light Blue
Champion – Blue, Red, & Yellow
Reserve Champion – Red, Yellow, & White

Champion Ribbon

Blue, Red, & Yellow Ribbon


Reserve Champion Ribbon

Red & Yellow Ribbon

Reserve Champion

Horse Show Ribbons Game

Drag & drop the ribbons into the correct order by color from 1st to 8th place, and check your answer below.

Horse Show Ribbon Ideas

Check out this pinterest board full of fun ideas for horse show ribbons

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