Definition of haute école in English:

haute école


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

    • ‘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 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.’
    • ‘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.’


French, literally ‘high school’.


haute école

/ˌəʊt eɪˈkɒl/