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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
References in classic literature ?
Childers (rather deeply lined in the jaws by daylight), and the Little Wonder of Scholastic Equitation, and in a word, all the company.
Class 1 and 2 were the Working Equitation classes A and B.
The classes were ridden equitation, clear round and minimus jumping followed by horse and hound jumping, which was a mixture of two and four-legged hounds.
Around pounds 1,000 is being given to Macmillan Nurses and pounds 500 to Eston Equitation Centre to benefit disabled riders.
Jane, a director of equitation, instructor and trainer at the Yorkshire Riding Centre near Harrogate, was initially trained by her mother, Nicole Bartle, and then by Hans von Blixen-Finecke, a Helsinki Olympic Games gold medallist in 1952.
Katie Reynolds was the star of the Stoneleigh team that were fifth in the Senior Equitation Jumping Championship, finishing fourth individually on Leo.
DESPITE the change of venue from its usual site at Pencoed College to the South Wales Equitation Centre at Heol-y-Cyw, exhibitors and spectators took advantage of the warm weather and turned up in good numbers from as far afield as Cardigan and Wiltshire for the Glamorgan Welsh Pony and Cob Association foal show.
Farinella and her teen-age counselors teach the campers, who spend 3-1/2 hours a day at the San Francisquito Canyon Road ranch, equitation - the art of horseback riding - as well as how to care for the animals' health, safety and diet.
Address : Maj Alok Kumar Palei, Officer-In-Charge Equitation Training Team, Indian Naval Academy, Ezhimala, Naval Academy Po, Kannur District, Kerala- 670 310
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.
Last year's highlights were a win in the BSPS National Horse of the Year Side Saddle Championship at Peterborough, a first in the Annual S/S Show Open Hack class, Equitation class winner at Durham County and BSPS class winner at The Great Yorkshire Show.