[ek-wi-tey-shuh n]


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
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Historical Examples of equitation

  • Our instructional staff for equitation is thoroughly satisfactory.

    Cavalry in Future Wars

    Frederick von Bernhardi.

  • Unfortunately the history of equitation is a very obscure subject.

    The Heroic Age

    H. Munro Chadwick

  • A section across the cluster of leaves at the bottom, showing the equitation.

  • This, as regards finish in the rider's hand, is in equitation what tone is in music.

    The Barb and the Bridle

    Vielle Moustache

  • Moreover, the style of equitation was that of a man—a leg on each side of the saddle.

British Dictionary definitions for equitation



the study and practice of riding and horsemanship

Word Origin for equitation

C16: from Latin equitātiō, from equitāre to ride, from equus horse
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