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The art and practice of riding a horse.

[Latin equitātiō, equitātiōn-, from equitāre, to ride horseback; see equitant.]


(Horse Training, Riding & Manège) the study and practice of riding and horsemanship
[C16: from Latin equitātiō, from equitāre to ride, from equus horse]


(ˌɛk wɪˈteɪ ʃən)

the act or art of riding on horseback.
[1555–65; < Latin equitātiō=equitā(re) to ride on horseback]


the art or act of riding on horseback; horsemanship.
See also: Horses
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.equitation - the sport of siting on the back of a horse while controlling its movementsequitation - the sport of siting on the back of a horse while controlling its movements
equestrian sport - a sport that tests horsemanship
pony-trekking - a sport in which people ride across country on ponies
athletics, sport - an active diversion requiring physical exertion and competition
ride horseback - ride on horseback
prance - ride a horse such that it springs and bounds forward
prance - cause (a horse) to bound spring forward
canter - ride at a cantering pace; "He cantered the horse across the meadow"
gallop - ride at a galloping pace; "He was galloping down the road"
post - ride Western style and bob up and down in the saddle in rhythm with a horse's trotting gait
gallop, extend - cause to move at full gallop; "Did you gallop the horse just now?"
trot - ride at a trot
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Childers (rather deeply lined in the jaws by daylight), and the Little Wonder of Scholastic Equitation, and in a word, all the company.
DONKEYS Young Stock Colt, Filly or Gelding (3 years and under) 1 J Morris, 2 Sammy, 3 O Brown Best Child Handler (under 16) 1 J Luxon-Robinson, 2 G Davey, 3 S Luxon-Robinson Ridden Donkey Championship 1 J Luxon-Robinson, 2 S Luxon-Robinson Ridden Coloured, Spotted or Palomino 1 B Brofie, 2 L Eastwood, 3 L Bryan Lead Rein Equitation Rider (8 years and under) 1 G Wainwright, 2 J Abbott, 3 E Issott Equitation Rider (10 years and under) 1 I Worthington, 2 V Rathmell, 3 G Holmes Equitation Rider 11-17 years 1 B Heddinett, 2 E Grimes, 3 M Walker.
Bella, who lives at the Eston Equitation Centre, had broken free from a field and wandered down the embankment towards the A174 Parkway.
Katie Reynolds was the star of the Stoneleigh team that were fifth in the Senior Equitation Jumping Championship, finishing fourth individually on Leo.
Within each class - hunter, jumper, equitation over fences, hunt seat equitation and dressage - students are broken up according to ability, not school grade, competing in either novice, freshman, junior varsity or varsity levels.
This year's horse show will also feature Cablevision's Kids Day/Dia de los Ninos presented by Hoy on Saturday, September 4; the CK Equitation Classic and the Sally Hansen Grand Prix will highlight this day.
Tenders are invited for Renovation of stables and equitation area at dssc wellington
The dressage saw some new riders taking their first steps into the competitive arena with the Working Equitation Class, which was won by Jamiela Haseid riding Eid.
There were classes for all ages and abilities - including equitation, fancy dress, ridden showing, in-hand showing, working hunter and show jumping.
The alarm was raised at 1pm and crews were called to the blaze between Eston Equitation Centre, Eston Nab and Flatts Lane.
Rugby's success continued in the junior section with fourth in the show jumping championships and seventh in the equitation jumping final.
This year's event awarded medals to riders placing in numerous categories, including showmanship, equitation and western pleasure.