Equestrian Riding

Equestrian Riding




1)a: of, relating to, or featuring horseback riding

  b: riding on horseback: mounted

  c: representing a person on horseback

2) : of, relating to, or composed of knights


    : one who rides on horseback



Origins of Equestrian

Latin equestr-, equester of a horseman, from eques horseman, from equus horse



     Equestrian Riding, Equestrianism, are all names for the same thing, riding a horse. Equestrian riding, is a broad term for the act of working with or using a horse for work, transportation, recreational activities, artistic or cultural and competitive exercises. Horse and humans have evolved together. From humble beginnings, used for transportation, food, and herding, the horse has evolved to be an almost equal partner in the equestrian team. In modern times horses are still used for ranch work and transportation, however their job now can include police work and competitive events. Horses are even used for therapeutic benefits.

      The time we hear equestrian the most is during the Olympics. The equestrian events where first included in the Games in 1900. The modern Olympics include Dressage, Show Jumping, and Eventing.

      However equestrian riding really does encompass every aspect of horse work. From English riding and all of the variations of, hunt seat/hunter jumper, eventing, show jumping, dressage, and saddle seat.

    To western riding, including the rodeo events. Even driving horses is a part of equestrianism. In every country across the world there is some form of equestrianism and equestrian riding.