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equitation

[ek-wi-tey-shuh n] /ˌɛk wɪˈteɪ ʃən/
noun
1.
the act or art of riding on horseback.
Origin
1555-1565
1555-65; < Latin equitātiōn- (stem of equitātiō), equivalent to equitāt(us) (past participle of equitāre to ride) + -iōn- -ion
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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.
British Dictionary definitions for equitation

equitation

/ˌɛkwɪˈteɪʃən/
noun
1.
the study and practice of riding and horsemanship
Word Origin
C16: from Latin equitātiō, from equitāre to ride, from equus horse
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