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The art, techniques, or practice of expert equestrianship.
[French : haute, high, advanced + école, school.]
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haute école(ot ekɔl)
(Horse Training, Riding & Manège) the classical art of riding
[literally: high school]
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haute é•cole(ˌoʊt eɪˈkoʊl, -ˈkɔl)
n., pl. hautes é•coles (ˌoʊts eɪˈkoʊl, -kɔl)
1. a series of intricate steps, gaits, etc., taught to an exhibition horse.
[1855–60; < French: literally, high school]
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