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The art and practice of riding a horse.

[Latin equitātiō, equitātiōn-, from equitāre, to ride horseback; see equitant.]
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(Horse Training, Riding & Manège) the study and practice of riding and horsemanship
[C16: from Latin equitātiō, from equitāre to ride, from equus horse]
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(ˌɛk wɪˈteɪ ʃən)

the act or art of riding on horseback.
[1555–65; < Latin equitātiō=equitā(re) to ride on horseback]
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the art or act of riding on horseback; horsemanship.
See also: Horses
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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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References in classic literature ?
He'th named The Little Wonder of Thcolathtic Equitation; and if you don't hear of that boy at Athley'th, you'll hear of him at Parith.
Childers (rather deeply lined in the jaws by daylight), and the Little Wonder of Scholastic Equitation, and in a word, all the company.
Starting at 9am, there will be four classes, Working Equitation A, Working Equitation B, British Dressage Preliminary 12, and British Dressage Novice 24.
NEXT to us in the Worcester racecourse restaurant after our gelding Pearls Legend had won the PP Business Improvement Consultants Maiden Hurdle on July 11 was a table of Australian equitation team riders.
Junior Novice Equitation: 1 Melissa Davidson (Blue Eyed Boy), 2 Molly Arthur (Dancer), 3 Amy Foreman (Izzy), 4 Daisy Green (Nutmeg), 5 Georgia Boland-Quinn (Oliver Twist), 6 Megan Hewitt (Beauty).
We were second in the concour de elegance class and then won the Equitation class and won the award for best turned out.
Every Tuesday she has been taking a group from Kirkleatham Special School to Eston Equitation Centre so the children can spend time with the horses.
"We had two really nice horses from the Talland School of Equitation who were working at Prix St.
The equitation classes are judged on the rider and not the horse.
Starting at 9am there will be four classes - Working Equitation A, Working Equitation B, British Dressage Preliminary 12, and British Dressage Novice 24.
Horses will compete in various categories including equitation, show-jumping and dressage at the event on Saturday.