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

Definition of equitation

: the act or art of riding on horseback

Examples of equitation in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Freeburger said riders at the show were judged on their abilities to perform equitation skills including walk, trot and halt. Lois Szymanski, baltimoresun.com/maryland/carroll, 17 Nov. 2020 In addition to her running, Simmons does English riding, taking part in hunter, jumper and equitation competitions in the spring and summer on one of her three horses. Rick Armstrong, chicagotribune.com, 28 Aug. 2020 The equitation competition consisted of three rounds. Mary Grace Keller, baltimoresun.com/maryland/carroll, 14 Nov. 2019 Right: Dani Colloff, 6, pets Lightning the miniature horse at the equitation field. SFChronicle.com, 3 Nov. 2019 Yes, Billy Joel had also been spotted watching an equitation class on family day, Mr. Robbins said. New York Times, 31 Aug. 2019 The show had three categories and three competition rings: jumping, hunters and equitation. Emmett Hall, sun-sentinel.com, 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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“Equitation.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/equitation. Accessed 19 Sep. 2021.

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