Definition of haute école in English:

haute école

noun

  • [mass noun] The art or practice of advanced classical dressage.

    • ‘The haute école of classical equitation includes movements with direct military application, like the capriole which was originally intended to enable a horseman to use his steed to kick an attacker approaching from behind.’
    • ‘With reins alone, the horse will perform some of the most exacting movements of Haute École.’
    • ‘The Spanish Riding School in Vienna is the world's oldest riding school, in which the haute école of classical equitation is cultivated until today.’
    • ‘Cavalia's European ‘horse-whisperer’ Frédéric Pignon and his wife, Magali Delgado (a gifted trainer and performer with a specialty in haute école), bring an approach to horses marked by kindness and respect.’

Origin

French, literally high school.

Pronunciation:

haute école

/ˌəʊt eɪˈkɒl/