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.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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.’

Origin

French, literally ‘high school’.

Pronunciation

haute école

/ˌəʊt eɪˈkɒl/