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equitation

[ ek-wi-tey-shuhn ]

noun

  1. the act or art of riding on horseback.


equitation

/ ˌɛkwɪˈteɪʃən /

noun

  1. the study and practice of riding and horsemanship


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Word History and Origins

Origin of equitation1

1555–65; < Latin equitātiōn- (stem of equitātiō ), equivalent to equitāt ( us ) (past participle of equitāre to ride) + -iōn- -ion

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Word History and Origins

Origin of equitation1

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

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Example Sentences

And any mode of equitation, from the far inferior wealth of ancient times, implied wealth.

Unfortunately the history of equitation is a very obscure subject.

When Dale clamoured for a rocking-horse, she found that the articles of association did not provide for imaginative equitation.

On that particular occasion he was presented with the prize for equitation, of which he was very proud.

In a former work of mine on equitation, I made repeated mention of a hunter I once possessed, called Pleader.

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