Adjective "equestrian" definition and examples



Definitions and examples


Relating to horse riding.
  1. 'It was at school that she discovered she shared her parents' interest in horses and equestrian sports, as well as other sports like field hockey and gymnastics.'
  2. 'Moreover, those responsible for the more traditional equestrian sports may have feared losing players to one that is particularly exciting to play as well as to watch.'
  3. 'Anything we can do to raise awareness of equestrian sport will be beneficial.'
  4. 'To join the unit, officers undergo a basic six-month training course, which includes equestrian skills and looking after the horses.'
  5. 'Horse breeding and equestrian sports have always been recognised by the society as an integral part of this activity.'
  6. 'His farming enterprises are a herd of suckler cows and horses, which compete in the equestrian sport of eventing up to and including international level.'
  7. 'Due to Australia's immigration laws for horses, the 1956 equestrian events were held separately in Stockholm.'
  8. 'Also placing the International Sport Horse Show on the equestrian map was the staging of a top-class showjumping grand prix on Saturday.'
  9. 'Polo is a highly demanding equestrian sport that combines the skills of the rider and the performance of the horse.'
  10. 'But by 300 BC, these tribes had acquired horses and used their equestrian skills to develop very effective cavalry tactics.'
  11. 'an equestrian statue'
  12. 'But standing before an equestrian statue of Carlos III, he wonders: " What am I supposed to do here?'
  13. 'In Morocco itself his equestrian statue stands just inside the grounds of the French Consulate General in Casablanca surveying the busy main square but safe from the attentions of the crowds.'
  14. 'In Union Square, the biggest rally gathered beneath an equestrian statue scaled by mourners, draped with American flags and covered with the word ‘Peace’, in chalk.'
  15. 'The equestrian statue in Union Square and triumphal arch in Washington Square Park were adorned with flags and peace signs.'
  16. 'If we are separated we meet at the equestrian statue on James Square at noon precisely.'
  17. 'This large area, complete with the obligatory equestrian statue (this one is of King Jose I), provides a formal entrance to the city from the river.'
  18. 'The world's only two-legged equestrian statue has been pushed and pulled almost off its plinth.'
  19. 'In AD 6, having completed his service as an equestrian officer, he returned briefly to Rome and was elected quaestor for AD 7.'
  20. 'A member of the equestrian order, he had made a fortune in finance and investing.'
  21. 'Marius now intrigued against Metellus among his equestrian and Italian friends in Africa and Rome and won election for 107 by playing on suspicions of the aristocracy.'


A rider or performer on horseback.
  1. 'A NEW road surface in Grassington is proving too smooth a ride for local equestrians who fear a serious accident could be imminent.'
  2. 'I can't assign you a horse straight up, but I can sense what kind of horse would be good for which rider, although I often let the more experienced equestrians pick for themselves.'
  3. 'At Lake Oroville, State Parks initiated a public process where hikers, equestrians, bicyclists and other stakeholders could participate in decision-making.'
  4. 'There is something deeply surreal about sitting in a bar in Bilbao and watching Australian equestrians compete in the Olympics with the commentary in Spanish.'
  5. 'Mountain bikers should work with hikers and equestrians.'
  6. 'Trails are open to hiking, biking, skating, and equestrians.'
  7. 'The equestrians now have a nice place to ride as the Houston Airport System has done a number of improvements on the land to encourage daily use by the Airport Rangers.'
  8. 'One study, conducted in 1994 in Montana, tracked 100 passages by hikers, bikers, equestrians and motorcyclists over control plots on two trails in national forests.'
  9. 'Garrs End Lane is a quiet, safe, level walk well suited to mothers with young children, cyclists, the elderly, the infirm and equestrians and is very popular with residents and visitors alike.'
  10. 'It's such a rugged topography that equestrians generally don't bother.'
  11. 'The Senate, the voice of the aristocrats and equestrians, contended with the plebian masses for control of Rome, and directed the generals in foreign policy.'


1. of or relating 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 relating to the ancient Roman equites. noun

6. a person who rides horses.

More examples(as adjective)

"statues can be equestrian."

"events can be equestrian."

"sports can be equestrian."

"portraits can be equestrian."

"federations can be equestrian."

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Mid 17th century (as an adjective): from Latin equester ‘belonging to a horseman’ (from eques ‘horseman, knight’, from equus ‘horse’) + -ian.