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The art and practice of horsemanship and horse riding.
- ‘I like the tangible reward of a blue ribbon after I've subjected myself to the torture of riding without stirrups in an equitation class.’
- ‘Athletes from six counties will be participating in the equestrian competition, and events include trailriding, equitation and dressage.’
- ‘Her show achievements include numerous regional championships in stock seat equitation and regional reserves in horsemanship and showmanship.’
- ‘She contested competitions and gained experience in general riding, equitation, show jumping, one-day events, cross country, stable management, riding and teaching.’
- ‘Her performance in equitation earned her a silver and in the working trails she won a bronze.’
Mid 16th century: from French équitation or Latin equitatio(n-), from equitare ‘ride a horse’, from eques, equit- ‘horseman’ (from equus ‘horse’).
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