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equestrian

[ih-kwes-tree-uh n] /ɪˈkwɛs tri ən/
adjective
1.
of or pertaining to horseback riding or horseback riders:
equestrian skill.
2.
mounted on horseback:
equestrian knights.
3.
representing a person mounted on a horse:
an equestrian statue.
4.
pertaining to or composed of knights or mounted warriors:
an equestrian code of honor.
5.
of or pertaining to the ancient Roman equites.
noun
6.
a person who rides horses.
Origin
1650-1660
1650-60; < Latin equestri(s) (compare eques horseman) + -an
Related forms
equestrianism, noun
nonequestrian, adjective, noun
unequestrian, adjective
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  • Horse-crossing signs and paddocks remind drivers that this is equestrian terrain.
  • In equestrian circles, they say a horse overreaches when its hind legs extend so far forward they kick the forelegs.
  • Saddle up your horse and walk, trot or canter along one of the many wooded equestrian trails in the county.
  • In the midst of organized equestrian activities, there are also those who prefer to go out riding on their own.
  • The donation will be used to help build a multipurpose indoor football-practice complex, an equestrian center, a baseball.
  • Swimming and diving, equestrian and track and field athletes have all been dominant.
  • Hunter has been an equestrian, a bit-part actress, a filmmaker and even the inspiration for a novel.
  • The equestrian camps are generally not near the family camping areas and rarely offer access to electricity.
  • In addition to trails, five parks offer equestrian campsites and seven have fully operational saddle barns.
  • You'll find hitching posts and easy access to horseback riding trails at equestrian campgrounds.
British Dictionary definitions for equestrian

equestrian

/ɪˈkwɛstrɪən/
adjective
1.
of or relating to horses and riding
2.
on horseback; mounted
3.
depicting or representing a person on horseback: an equestrian statue
4.
of, relating to, or composed of Roman equites
5.
of, relating to, or composed of knights, esp the imperial free knights of the Holy Roman Empire
noun
6.
a person skilled in riding and horsemanship
Derived Forms
equestrianism, noun
Word Origin
C17: from Latin equestris, from eques horseman, knight, from equus horse
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Word Origin and History for equestrian
adj.

1650s, formed in English from Latin equester (genitive equestris) "of a horseman," from eques "horseman, knight," from equus "horse" (see equine). As a noun, "one who rides on horseback," from 1791. The pseudo-French fem. equestrienne is attested from 1848.

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