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Equestrianism \E*ques"tri*an*ism\, n. The art of riding on horseback; performance on horseback; horsemanship; as, feats equestrianism.


n. The art of riding horses; horsemanship.


Equestrianism (from Latin equester, equestr-, equus, horseman, horse), more often known as riding, horseback riding (American English) or horse riding (British English), refers to the skill of riding, driving, steeplechasing or vaulting with horses. This broad description includes the use of horses for practical working purposes, transportation, recreational activities, artistic or cultural exercises, and competitive sport.

Usage examples of "equestrianism".

Grayson doesn't consider anything in the way of equestrianism riding unless the ridden is perpetually seeking the life of the rider," explained Barbara.

Among his other distinctions, General Jiggs was a graduate of the last course in advanced equestrianism ever offered by the U.