Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A woman who rides a horse or performs on horseback.

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  • n. a female equestrian

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A woman skilled in equestrianism; a horsewoman.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A female rider or performer on horseback.

Etymologies

equestr(ian) + -ienne, feminine suff. (from French, feminine of -ien, -ian).
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)

Examples

  • Nor could he fail, as she crossed the floor, to see two women: one, the grand lady, the mistress of the Big House; one, the lovely equestrienne statue beneath the dull-blue, golden-trimmed gown, that no gowning could ever make his memory forget.

    CHAPTER X

  • Neither the daughter of ex-CNN commentator Lou Dobbs nor her fellow celeb-equestrienne Georgina Bloomberg (daughter of N.Y.C. Mayor Mike) placed in the big-money ranks of Thursday night's $30,000 open jumper class at Verizon Center, reports our colleague T. Rees Shapiro.

    Update: Strong finish for Hillary Dobbs at Washington International Horse Show

  • They would not be the only royals to serve in the regiment; their aunt, Princess Anne, was an accomplished equestrienne who already held the rank of colonel in the Blues and Royals.

    William and Kate

  • Christie's International Real Estate A co-founder of private equity shop Kohlberg Kravis Roberts, Mr. Roberts in the 1990s assembled the property in Paicines, 50 miles east of Monterey, and turned it into an equestrian ranch for his late wife, Leanne, an equestrienne and horse breeder.

    Private Properties -- Photos

  • A co-founder of private equity shop Kohlberg Kravis Roberts, Mr. Roberts in the 1990s assembled the property in Paicines, 50 miles east of Monterey, and turned it into an equestrian ranch for his late wife, Leanne, an equestrienne and horse breeder.

    Estate Rented by Obama Sells for $22.4 Million

  • Critics first flipped for her as an adolescent equestrienne in "National Velvet" 1944.

    Film Legend Meshed Stardom With Her Roller-Coaster Life

  • Born in London, Ms. Redgrave was an accomplished equestrienne and didn't take up the family profession until her late teens, when she attended London's Central School of Speech and Drama.

    Actress Found Rich Material in Her Life Story

  • A few years before this, Swinburne's friend, the redoubtable equestrienne Adah Mencken, had complained to

    'The Oxford Book of Parodies'

  • He indicated his partner, a paunchy, silver-haired Asian, who was adding a second loop of barrier tape to keep out the curious, then indicated the equestrienne, We found Mrs. Rosenfield right about where she is now.

    Terrific Tuesday with P.A. Brown:)

  • No low-scoop-necks for these equestrienne damsels.

    September 14, Day of the Charro

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