equitation vs riding what difference

what is difference between equitation and riding

English

Etymology

From French équitation

Pronunciation

  • Rhymes: -eɪʃən

Noun

equitation (usually uncountable, plural equitations)

  1. The art, practice or act of riding a horse; horsemanship.

Translations



English

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈɹaɪdɪŋ/
  • Rhymes: -aɪdɪŋ
  • Hyphenation: rid‧ing

Etymology 1

From Middle English rydyng; equivalent to ride +‎ -ing.

Verb

riding

  1. present participle of ride

Noun

riding (countable and uncountable, plural ridings)

  1. A path cut through woodland.
  2. The act of one who rides; a mounted excursion.
    • 1853, Charlotte Mary Yonge, The Heir of Redclyffe (volume 1, page 95)
      I like nothing better than to hear of your ridings, and shootings, and boatings.
  3. The behaviour in the motion of a vehicle, such as oscillation.
  4. (obsolete) A festival procession.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Chaucer to this entry?)
Derived terms
  • horseriding

Etymology 2

From trithing (initial /t/ absorbed into preceding north, south, east, west, inner ‘th’ already sometimes /d/ in Middle English), from Middle English trithing, tridinge, from Old English *þriðing, from Old Norse þriðjungr (third part), from Proto-Germanic *þridjô (third) (English third). Equivalent to third +‎ -ing; compare with farthing (fourth part). Cognate with English trithing.

The folk etymology that connects the term to the area a horse-rider could cover in a single day is incorrect, but may have influenced the spelling and pronunciation.

Noun

riding (plural ridings)

  1. (historical) Any of the three administrative divisions of Yorkshire and some other northern counties of England.
  2. (Canada) Electoral district or constituency.

Derived terms

  • East Riding, East Riding of Yorkshire
  • North Riding, North Riding of Yorkshire
  • (Canada) riding association
  • West Riding, West Riding of Yorkshire
Translations

See also

  • wapentake

Anagrams

  • Ingrid, grid-in

Middle English

Noun

riding

  1. Alternative form of rydyng

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