Riding

Riding is a homonym of two distinct English words:

From the word ride:

  • Equestrianism, riding a horse
  • Riding animal, an animal bred or trained for riding
  • Ridin', a song by Chamillionaire

From Old English *þriðing:

  • Riding (country subdivision), an administrative division of a county, or similar district
  • Electoral district (Canada), a Canadian term for an electoral district
  • Riding association, Canadian political party organization at the riding level
  • Riding officer, a name once used for customs officials who patrolled for smugglers on beaches and other informal landing spots
  • Common Riding, an event celebrated in some Scottish towns to commemorate the guarding the boundaries of the town's common land by local men

It may also refer to:

  • Douglas Riding, Australian air marshal
  • Joanna Riding, English actress

Other articles related to "riding, ridings":

Pembina (provincial Electoral District) - 1958-2011
... The main communities in the riding were Morden and Winkler ... Manufacturing accounts for 17% of the riding's industry, followed by agriculture at 16% ... A quarter of the riding's population has less than a Grade Nine education ...
West Kootenay South
... Its official name was "West Kootenay (south riding)" ... It was formed from the division of the older Kootenay riding, one of the province's first twelve constituencies, which for the 1890 election was redistributed into West Kootenay East Kootenay The ...
History Of The East Riding Of Yorkshire
... The East Riding of Yorkshire is a local government district with unitary authority status, and is a ceremonial county of England ... It is named after the historic East Riding of Yorkshire which was one of three ridings alongside the North Riding and West Riding, which were constituent parts a Yorkshire ceremonial and administrative county ... From 1974 to 1996 the area of the modern East Riding of Yorkshire constituted the northern part of Humberside ...
Highwood (electoral District) - History
... The 2010 boundary redistribution saw the riding cut down in size ... was transferred to the Livingstone-Macleod riding ... A portion of land in the north east was also transferred to the Little Bow riding ...
West Kootenay North
... Its official name was "West Kootenay (north riding) ... It was formed from a partition the West Kootenay riding that also created West Kootenay (south riding) ...

Famous quotes containing the word riding:

    Captain Carpenter rose up in his prime
    Put on his pistols and went riding out
    But had got wellnigh nowhere at that time
    Till he fell in with ladies in a rout.
    John Crowe Ransom (1888–1974)

    Eunuchs ran through Hell and met
    On every crowded street to stare
    Upon great Juan riding by:
    Even like these to rail and sweat
    Staring upon his sinewy thigh.
    William Butler Yeats (1865–1939)

    Deep with the first dead lies London’s daughter,
    Robed in the long friends,
    The grains beyond age, the dark veins of her mother,
    Secret by the unmourning water
    Of the riding Thames.
    After the first death, there is no other.
    Dylan Thomas (1914–1953)