equitation

[ek-wi-tey-shuhn]
noun
the act or art of riding on horseback.

Origin:
1555–65; < Latin equitātiōn- (stem of equitātiō), equivalent to equitāt(us) (past participle of equitāre to ride) + -iōn- -ion

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equitation (ˌɛkwɪˈteɪʃən)
 
n
the study and practice of riding and horsemanship
 
[C16: from Latin equitātiō, from equitāre to ride, from equus horse]

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Shredded tires are also used as mulch around playground equipment and footing in equitation centers.
They have but one mode of equitation, and this of the stage.
She rides for two hours every morning and compete in the hunt seat equitation and jumping division.
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