Equestrian vs Dressage - What's the difference?

equestrian | dressage |

As nouns the difference between equestrian and dressage

is that equestrian is an equestrian person; a horserider while dressage is (uncountable) the schooling of a horse.

As a adjective equestrian

is of horseback riding or horseback riders.




(en adjective)
  • of horseback riding or horseback riders
  • They were an equestrian people.
    After his death an equestrian statue was created.


    (en noun)
  • an equestrian person; a horserider
  • Hyponyms

    * equestrienne

    Derived terms

    * equestrianism



  • (uncountable) the schooling of a horse
  • (uncountable) an equestrian sport in which the horse and rider perform a test of specific movements in an arena, and are judged on the horse's obedience, acceptance of the bridle and of the rider's aids, gaits, impulsion, and the harmony between horse and rider
  • (countable) an event or competition of the sport of dressage
  • I'm competing in two dressage shows and a jumping show this weekend


    * (the training of a horse) flatwork, training, haute ecole (high school), classical dressage, (poetically) ballet on horseback


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