eques·​tri·​enne | \ i-ˌkwe-strē-ˈen How to pronounce equestrienne (audio) \

Definition of equestrienne

: a girl or woman who rides on horseback

Examples of equestrienne in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Jackson’s mother, Brooks uncovered, was an avid equestrienne who died in a riding accident. Samantha Baskind, Smithsonian Magazine, 8 June 2022 Elsa Voss, an accomplished equestrienne, artist, and breeder of draft horses, was also the founder of the Humane Society of Harford County. Maryanna Skowronski, Baltimore Sun, 6 Apr. 2022 By 1918, the company employed around 250 performers, from acrobats to equestriennes, clowns to lion tamers. Lorraine Boissoneault, Smithsonian, 22 June 2018 Kate's other talent Before pursuing a modeling career at age 15, Upton was a competitive equestrienne who won 4 championships. Fox News, 10 May 2018 The New Canaan Troop (still in existence today) was founded by young Carr's riding instructor and mentor, the renowned 20th c. American equestrienne and author, Margaret Cabell Self. courant.com, 28 Feb. 2018 Anne Marguerite Moe, a retired editor and proofreader and Howard County equestrienne, died of ALS, or amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, Sept. 3 at Gilchrist Hospice Care in Towson. Jacques Kelly, baltimoresun.com, 22 Sep. 2017 See More

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First Known Use of equestrienne

1823, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for equestrienne

equestr(ian) entry 2 + -ienne (as in tragedienne)

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“Equestrienne.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/equestrienne. Accessed 30 Sep. 2022.

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