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  • She was the kind of girl who took equestrian and dance lessons as a girl and who received a Mercedes convertible on her sixteenth birthday.
    Nicholas Sparks  --  The Longest Ride
  • He’d been called out the previous night to the equestrian center, where he found an Arabian sweating and pawing the ground, its stomach tender to the touch.
    Nicholas Sparks  --  The Choice
  • AT ONE TIME, Carl Hayden was a well-regarded school; it even had its own off-site equestrian program.
    Joshua Davis  --  Spare Parts
  • Usually this gets me VIP treatment in the equestrian world, but not this time.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Battle of the Labyrinth

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  • "Butch is our best equestrian," Annabeth said.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Lost Hero
  • On the summit, hard and clear like an equestrian statue upon its pedestal, was a mounted soldier, dark and stern, his rifle poised ready over his forearm.
    Arthur Conan Doyle  --  The Hound of the Baskervilles
  • Being equestrian director has the odd perk.
    Sara Gruen  --  Water for Elephants
  • Miss Ingram, as before, was the only lady equestrian; and, as before, Mr. Rochester galloped at her side; the two rode a little apart from the rest.
    Charlotte Bronte  --  Jane Eyre
  • If he possessed the power to arrest any wandering eye when exhibiting the glories of his altitude on foot, his equestrian graces were still more likely to attract attention.
    James Fenimore Cooper  --  The Last of the Mohicans
  • Balashev was only two horses’ length from the equestrian with the bracelets, plumes, necklaces, and gold embroidery, who was galloping toward him with a theatrically solemn countenance, when Julner, the French colonel, whispered respectfully: "The King of Naples!"
    Leo Tolstoy  --  War and Peace

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  • With a blood-curdling beat of iron hoofs the mighty equestrians came together.
    T. H. White  --  The Once and Future King
  • That’s the problem with being Poseidon’s son: since he created horses out of sea foam, I can understand most equestrian animals, but they can understand me, too.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Titan’s Curse
  • Not riders, not men on horses, not equestrians.
    Thomas C. Foster  --  How to Read Literature Like a Professor
  • Something parallel to this vision appeared, no doubt, in the ancient Orphic epics, which told of the centaurs, the old hippanthropes, those Titans with human heads and equestrian chests who scaled Olympus at a gallop, horrible, invulnerable, sublime—gods and beasts.
    Victor Hugo  --  Les Miserables
  • "Thank you, that sounds pleasant," began Mr. Brooke, looking cheerful again, but before he could finish his speech, Ned, mounted on the old horse, came lumbering up to display his equestrian skill before the young ladies, and there was no more quiet that day.
    Louisa May Alcott  --  Little Women
  • Miss Josephine Sleary, as some very long and very narrow strips of printed bill announced, was then inaugurating the entertainments with her graceful equestrian Tyrolean flower-act.
    Charles Dickens  --  Hard Times
  • "Whose shepherd is he?" said the equestrian in a clear voice.
    Thomas Hardy  --  Far from the Madding Crowd
  • And those myriads of statues, which peopled all the spaces between the columns of the nave and the choir, kneeling, standing, equestrian, men, women, children, kings, bishops, gendarmes, in stone, in marble, in gold, in silver, in copper, in wax even,—who has brutally swept them away?
    Victor Hugo  --  The Hunchback of Notre Dame
  • Save for the rise and fall of the stick and the groaning respirations of the animal, they might have been an equestrian statue strayed from its pedestal and come to rest in an attitude of ultimate exhaustion in a quiet and empty street splotched and dappled by moonshadows.
    William Faulkner  --  Light in August
  • The Knight turned towards the throne, and, sinking his lance, until the point was within a foot of the ground, remained motionless, as if expecting John’s commands; while all admired the sudden dexterity with which he instantly reduced his fiery steed from a state of violent emotion and high excitation to the stillness of an equestrian statue.
    Sir Walter Scott  --  Ivanhoe
  • He mounted, and only then realized how impossible it was to make it move without even a piece of rope round the neck; he tried twisting its ears, but they had no more sensitivity than door-handles: it stood planted there like an equestrian statue.
    Graham Greene  --  The Power and the Glory
  • And the carriage drove on, taking the road down Piccadilly, where Apsley House and St. George’s Hospital wore red jackets still; where there were oil-lamps; where Achilles was not yet born; nor the Pimlico arch raised; nor the hideous equestrian monster which pervades it and the neighbourhood; and so they drove down by Brompton to a certain chapel near the Fulham Road there.
    William Makepeace Thackeray  --  Vanity Fair
  • Outdoor: garden and fieldwork, cycling on level macadamised causeways ascents of moderately high hills, natation in secluded fresh water and unmolested river boating in secure wherry or light curricle with kedge anchor on reaches free from weirs and rapids (period of estivation), vespertinal perambulation or equestrian circumprocession with inspection of sterile landscape and contrastingly agreeable cottagers’ fires of smoking peat turves (period of hibernation).
    James Joyce  --  Ulysses
  • It wasn’t like we had an equestrian program or anything.
    John Green  --  Looking for Alaska
  • What a man he was, granite as any quarried about Portland, a perfect model for some future equestrian statue.
    John Steinbeck  --  Travels with Charley
  • On a colossal pedestal, the cliff,—motionless at the extreme edge of the capping rock and sharply outlined against the sky,—was an equestrian statue of impressive dignity.
    Ambrose Bierce  --  A Horseman in the Sky
  • In New York they were shown the sights—City Hall, the college, and at Bowling Green, at the foot of Broadway, the gilded equestrian statue of King George III, which had yet to be pulled from its pedestal by an angry mob.
    David McCullough  --  John Adams
  • With this consoling reflection, Marmaduke remounted, and the equestrians passed the sugar-camp, on their way to the promised landscape of Richard.
    James Fenimore Cooper  --  The Pioneers
  • At her right was St. Joseph, and at her left a fierce little equestrian figure, a saint wearing the costume of a Mexican ranchero, velvet trousers richly embroidered and wide at the ankle, velvet jacket and silk shirt, and a high-crowned, broad-brimmed Mexican sombrero.
    Willa Cather  --  Death Comes for the Archbishop
  • Lieutenant Isaac Bangs of Massachusetts, who in his journal would provide one of the fullest accounts of unfolding events that spring and summer, wrote of his walking tours about town and such sights to be seen as the waterworks and the larger-than-life equestrian statue of King George III, which dominated Bowling Green in front of Washington’s headquarters.
    David G. McCullough  --  1776
  • The old man cast a look behind him, and seeing that the equestrians had reached the cover of the hill, he made no objections to the proposal.
    James Fenimore Cooper  --  The Prairie
  • The truth is that less than half of you will last the semester, and less than half of those who last will actually develop into decent equestrians.
    P.C. Cast & Kristin Cast  --  Marked
  • I was incredibly glad to get to my last class of the week, Equestrian Studies.
    P.C. Cast & Kristin Cast  --  Betrayed
  • "Equestrian," Eleanor said.
    Don DeLillo  --  Underworld
  • Upon this, Mr. Childers politely betook himself, with his equestrian walk, to the landing outside the door, and there stood stroking his face, and softly whistling.
    Charles Dickens  --  Hard Times
  • In New York the next day, the Declaration was read aloud to Washington’s assembled troops, and it was that night, at the foot of Broadway, that a roaring crowd pulled down the larger-than-life equestrian statue of George III.
    David McCullough  --  John Adams
  • Garmy 6th hour—Intro to Equestrian Studies.
    P.C. Cast & Kristin Cast  --  Marked
  • The ten minutes John had given seemed very long, but at last wheels were heard; four equestrians galloped up the drive, and after them came two open carriages.
    Charlotte Bronte  --  Jane Eyre
  • An equestrian statue in the park.
    Don DeLillo  --  Underworld
  • Intro to Equestrian Studies?
    P.C. Cast & Kristin Cast  --  Marked
  • "I am the equestrian director and superintendent of animals," replies August, drawing himself up to full height.
    Sara Gruen  --  Water for Elephants
  • Intro to Equestrian Studies was held in the Field House.
    P.C. Cast & Kristin Cast  --  Marked
  • I don’t actually know what the heck you are, but anyone who sits at the same table as the equestrian director is not a working man.
    Sara Gruen  --  Water for Elephants
  • The sugar-boiler, who was busy in his "camp," at a short distance from the equestrians, turned his head with great indifference, and surveyed the party, as they approached, with admirable coolness.
    James Fenimore Cooper  --  The Pioneers
  • Phenomenon almost incredible though distinctly seen, what did he then behold but his own metallurgical Louisa, peeping with all her might through a hole in a deal board, and his own mathematical Thomas abasing himself on the ground to catch but a hoof of the graceful equestrian Tyrolean flower-act!
    Charles Dickens  --  Hard Times
  • "I may as well then relinquish my saddle at once, dear sir," returned his daughter; "for if it is to be laid aside until this wild country be improved, old age will overtake me, and put an end to what you term my equestrian feats."
    James Fenimore Cooper  --  The Pioneers
  • As each night brought with it a severe frost, which the heat of the succeeding day served to dissipate, the equestrians were compelled to proceed singly along the margin of the road, where the turf, and firmness of the ground, gave the horses a secure footing.
    James Fenimore Cooper  --  The Pioneers
  • No wind had yet reached the spot where the equestrians were in motion, but that dead silence that often precedes a storm contributed to render their situation more irksome than if they were already subject to the fury of the tempest.
    James Fenimore Cooper  --  The Pioneers
  • Hey, Grandma, I’m even taking fencing and an equestrian class.
    P.C. Cast & Kristin Cast  --  Marked
  • He was twelve years her senior and glamorous in the way only an equestrian director can be.
    Sara Gruen  --  Water for Elephants
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