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equestrianism

Line breaks: eques|tri¦an|ism
Pronunciation: /ɪˈkwestrɪəˌnɪz(ə)m
 
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Definition of equestrianism in English:

noun

[mass noun]
The skill or sport of horse riding. As an Olympic sport it is divided into three categories: showjumping, dressage, and three-day eventing (combining showjumping, dressage, and cross-country riding).
Example sentences
  • Visitors were treated to displays of equestrianism, ranging from show-jumping to a Shetland Pony Grand National, livestock, pole-climbing and even terrier racing.
  • The British Horse Society welcomes recognition at national level of the value of equestrianism to the rural economy, and the proposed help for farmers who want to diversify.
  • Racing and equestrianism are the only professional worldwide sports in which men and women compete against each other on an equal basis.

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