Definition of horsewoman in US English:


nounPlural horsewomen

  • A woman who rides on horseback, especially a skilled one.

    • ‘The horse has a wonderful personality and his owner is an excellent horsewoman.’
    • ‘Great horsewomen are a bit more aggressive than most.’
    • ‘Mrs Higson, 50, of Stainland, Halifax, was an experienced horsewoman who was breaking in a colt when the accident happened near her home last Friday.’
    • ‘Mid-Atlantic-based horsewoman Henrietta George has purchased the Camden Training Center in Camden, South Carolina in a transaction expected to close early this month.’
    • ‘She regarded Mrs Cross, who had ridden as a child and returned to riding a few years ago, as a competent horsewoman.’
    • ‘A rider was crushed to death by his horse at a show jumping event one day after a top horsewoman died in near identical circumstances, it emerged yesterday.’
    • ‘Woodall, of Georgetown, Kentucky, was an accomplished horsewoman and a freelance photographer.’
    • ‘She was in her own right a famed horsewoman, who perfected the side saddle riding technique, she was also master of the hounds and it was at her kennels in Moyle that the hounds were kept.’
    • ‘Bella Button was a skilled horsewoman who drove winners in a number of races in the 1890s until the South Island Trotting Association resolved that only men would be allowed to drive at meetings.’
    • ‘TJ has also organized a group of horsewomen who meet semi-regularly for trail rides, competitions and social activities called the Yee Ha Sisterhood.’
    • ‘Born in 1852 in Missouri, Calamity was an excellent horsewoman and gunslinger, and got by as an express rider, cook, dance-hall girl and prostitute.’
    • ‘But survive she did and despite only having a limited use of her limbs, 14-year-old Sophie can now confidently control almost half-a-ton of horse, and is one of Britain's leading young horsewomen.’
    • ‘Both his wife, Margaret, and daughter, Victoria, are keen horsewomen.’
    • ‘The Mary Townley Loop is named after the horsewoman who rode from Derbyshire to Northumberland to launch the idea of the Bridleway.’
    • ‘She said that although Sarah was riding a large horse, she was an accomplished horsewoman who regularly took part in the hunt and had been riding since she was ten.’
    • ‘He felt sorry for her strawberry roan stallion Grand Illusion because Elantra was a horrible horsewoman.’
    • ‘Letters from her grand tour show that at twenty-three she was a capable horsewoman, riding some distance over rough terrain without much fatigue.’
    • ‘Augusta and Amelia were music lovers, and Sophia a skilled horsewoman.’
    • ‘Brigitte is an experienced horsewoman well versed in breeding and herd care and Kerry is involved in upkeep, maintenance and grounds control.’
    • ‘Ms McAleese, who was a keen walker, horsewoman and dressage rider, had done everything possible to minimise the effect of the injury and had decided to continue with her activities.’
    horseman, rider, horse rider, jockey
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