The World's Championship Horse Show, referred to as "Louisville," or sometimes "World's," by most of the Saddlebred industry, ended just over a month ago. Running Saturday to Saturday, it is a long and grueling week of horse showing, and while it's impossible to imagine the show season without it, it's often a relief when Louisville is past and exhibitors have moved onto the fall shows.
However, there is something undeniably exciting about the show, that exhibitors, trainers and journalists alike have often struggled to put into words. Perhaps the people who can best get across that magic are photographers. No matter how tired or stressed you were that week, here at eight photos that may make you wish it was Louisville time again.