Meaning of equestrienne in English:


Pronunciation /ɪˌkwɛstrɪˈɛn/


  • A female rider or performer on horseback.

    ‘In fact, Larasati had long harbored a secret desire to become a professional equestrienne.’
    • ‘Fanny was, by all accounts, a fine equestrienne smartly turned out as she sought every opportunity to ride.’
    • ‘She has an equestrienne profile with boot and jodhpurs as two essential items.’
    • ‘Fellow school pupil and outstanding equestrienne Sam Magennis, also 16, is making a name for herself in the world of eventing.’


Mid 19th century alteration of equestrian, on the pattern of feminine nouns such as Parisienne.