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equitation

[ ek-wi-tey-shuhn ]
/ ˌɛk wɪˈteɪ ʃən /
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noun
the act or art of riding on horseback.
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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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British Dictionary definitions for equitation

equitation
/ (ˌɛkwɪˈteɪʃən) /

noun
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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