eq·​ui·​ta·​tion | \ ˌe-kwə-ˈtā-shən How to pronounce equitation (audio) \

Definition of equitation

: the act or art of riding on horseback

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The show had three categories and three competition rings: jumping, hunters and equitation. Emmett Hall, sun-sentinel.com, "Plantation Equestrian Center features Heritage Horse Show," 3 July 2019

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First Known Use of equitation

1562, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for equitation

Middle French, from Latin equitation-, equitatio, from equitare to ride on horseback, from equit-, eques horseman, from equus horse

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