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[ek-wi-tey-shuh n] /ˌɛk wɪˈteɪ ʃən/
the act or art of riding on horseback.
Origin of equitation
1555-65; < Latin equitātiōn- (stem of equitātiō), equivalent to equitāt(us) (past participle of equitāre to ride) + -iōn- -ion Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • Moreover, the style of equitation was that of a man—a leg on each side of the saddle.

    The Guerilla Chief Mayne Reid
  • Our instructional staff for equitation is thoroughly satisfactory.

    Cavalry in Future Wars Frederick von Bernhardi.
  • Such a school would be most fittingly affiliated to the existing School of equitation in Hanover.

    Cavalry in Future Wars Frederick von Bernhardi.
  • A section across the cluster of leaves at the bottom, showing the equitation.

  • Never have I seen such a wild dream of equitation as the Tokio parade-ground showed.

    From Sea to Sea Rudyard Kipling
  • And any mode of equitation, from the far inferior wealth of ancient times, implied wealth.

  • Much after the same fashion acts Iñez, for she, too, has learned the Californian style of equitation.

  • In good schools of equitation men tell you "There are no hands without legs."

    The Barb and the Bridle Vielle Moustache
  • This is not according to the strict formula laid down by high-class professors of equitation; on the contrary.

    The Barb and the Bridle Vielle Moustache
  • Once learnt, however, the lady has gained another important step in her equitation.

    The Barb and the Bridle Vielle Moustache
British Dictionary definitions for equitation


the study and practice of riding and horsemanship
Word Origin
C16: from Latin equitātiō, from equitāre to ride, from equus horse
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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