A person who works very hard with horses and at the sport of riding horses. A good equestrian is usually a very hardworking person who is completely commited to the sport of riding and the animals(horses/ponies) that he or she rides. Often stereotyped as being snobby and rich the equestrian is usually overlooked as a person who partakes in sports/ physical activity. Equestrians need to have the concentration and ability to judge distance like a golfer, strength and stamina of a hockey player, artistic flow and ability to make a hard thing look easy and beauiful like a gymnest, and and also know where everyone around them is at all times ALL WHILE controlling a 1000lb or more animal with your hands, back, neck, shoulders, thighs, calves, legs, heels, stomach, or basically every bone/muscle in your body with the help of a 5 inch piece of metal. "Riders use their entire bodies to tell their horse what they want them to do; the way they sit, move their hands, the pressure of their legs...dosens of signals pass between horse and rider, at every moment"-Horse Power: The Road To Maclay. To be an equestrian you have to know the sport in and out and be able to work as a team with your animal. A talented equestrian knows her horse as well as she knows her best friend if not better.
Maria is a very talented equestrian, everyday she goes to the barn to ride and work with hers and other peoples horses.

Someone once told me that i wasn't a true equestrian because my parents have money, but trust me when i say that when i get to the barn my horse couldn't care less about how much money i have in the bank
by ameliia May 8, 2007
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Quite simply, a person who engages in sports or activities that involve horses. ("Equus" meaning "horse.")
Someone who rides for pleasure, races, shows, drives horses and/or ponies.
by Abby September 15, 2004
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A rich man's sport. An Olympic sport. One of the most dangerous sports. A horseback rider. Stereotyped as being very rich,and blue ribbon snobs (in some cases it's true). Usually you see them hang out at the barn alot because owning a horse or horses is commitment. There's two types of riding styles of equestrian. English riding: the blazer, breeches, tall boots, the velvet hard helmet, does the foxhunting, jumping, dressage, eventing, ect. Western riding: The cowboys, rodeos, barrel racing, ect.
The United States Equestrian Team took the gold medal at the previous Olympics in Atlanta.
by Amanda April 18, 2004
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1. Person who likes to wear tight pants and use whips, however, do not make fun or else they will beat the shit out of you with the whip and then trample you with their horse.
I still have a leather rod up my ass and my forehead has caved in.
by kat July 11, 2003
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1.Something or all things good and horsie or defined by horsiness.
2. A person that works with or on horseback.
1. The Equestrian Center in Burbank rocks my socks... all things equestrian rock my socks.

The Equestrian Team won a prize this year.

2. She's a total equestrian.
by Predator Pony March 8, 2005
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A person who regularly works with horses (NOT to be confused with a horse girl). More often than not they will have such an extreme farmer's tan that their arm is 5 shades darker than their leg. Equestrians are usually very physically strong from riding horses, handling the crazy horses, and pulling heavy stuff around all the time. DO NOT get on an equestrian's bad side, especially if it's a girl that rides Western. The moment you see the Kimes Ranch trucker hat and the rowel spurs, RUN FOR YOUR LIFE. If you do anything to hurt her, her friends, or her horse, she will hunt you down and beat your ass up (even though she's so intimidating you probably won't try anything in the first place). Contrary to the popular belief that equestrians are rich, stuffy people, they're all broke as shit and the most down to earth people you will ever meet. If an equestrian gives you criticism or seems harsh, don't take it personally; they're just brutally honest and tell it like it is. Many equestrians also suffer from social anxiety. Example: an equestrian can have a bad fall off their horse and get right back on, as well as put a crazy horse with a temper tantrum right back in its place, but get extremely anxious when they actually have to socialize with others at a gathering or ask for a to-go box in a restaurant. In short, equestrians are different from other people in many ways, but once you get used to them, they are the most loyal friends and the best people you will ever meet.
I'm not a horse girl, I'm an equestrian.

Huh, I never knew Savannah was an equestrian, that's pretty cool.
by kepicket October 19, 2021
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