- of or relating to horseback riding or horseback riders: equestrian skill.
- mounted on horseback: equestrian knights.
- representing a person mounted on a horse: an equestrian statue.
- pertaining to or composed of knights or mounted warriors: an equestrian code of honor.
- of or relating to the ancient Roman equites.
- a person who rides horses.
Origin of equestrian
Examples from the Web for equestrian
The name of his equestrian club and residential land development derives from the Otomí native people of central Mexico.Trading Dime Bags for Salvador Dali
October 19, 2014
We sat down in the sunshine on the bench at the foot of the equestrian statue of General Sheridan.Read ‘The King in Yellow,’ the ‘True Detective’ Reference That’s the Key to the Show
Robert W. Chambers
February 20, 2014
Think scarves with over-printed icons, painted flower-and-leaf prints, and equestrian blankets.Art Takes the Runway at Burberry Prorsum Fall/Winter 2014 London Fashion Week
February 17, 2014
Supermodel Edie Campbell offers an intimate look into her off-the-runway life as an equestrian.Edie Campbell Rides Eventing for Nowness
January 6, 2014
Princess Beatrice of York and her boyfriend Dave Clark attend today's Olympic equestrian events.Royal Equestrian Jamboree
August 3, 2012
We are reminded, however, that they survived, by an act of equestrian audacity.
We have said that it was the second equestrian statue produced in America.American Men of Mind
Burton E. Stevenson
Everybody wears these leather boots just as everyone is an equestrian.In Eastern Seas
J. J. Smith
They are equestrian in their habits, and shew to great advantage on horseback.Handbook to the new Gold-fields
R. M. Ballantyne
Peter the Great of Russia was here instructed in the equestrian art, and many other illustrious men are on its list of scholars.
- of or relating to horses and riding
- on horseback; mounted
- depicting or representing a person on horsebackan equestrian statue
- of, relating to, or composed of Roman equites
- of, relating to, or composed of knights, esp the imperial free knights of the Holy Roman Empire
- a person skilled in riding and horsemanship
Word Origin and History for equestrian
1650s, formed in English from Latin equester (genitive equestris) "of a horseman," from eques "horseman, knight," from equus "horse" (see equine). As a noun, "one who rides on horseback," from 1791. The pseudo-French fem. equestrienne is attested from 1848.