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":

Highwood (electoral District) - History
... The 2010 boundary redistribution saw the riding cut down in size ... land in the northwest of the constituency 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 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 ...
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 ... From 1974 to 1996 the area of the modern East Riding of Yorkshire constituted the northern part of Humberside ...
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 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:

    They’ll stone you when you’re riding in your car.
    They’ll stone you when you’re playing your guitar.
    Yes, but I would not feel so all alone,
    Everybody must get stoned.
    Bob Dylan [Robert Allen Zimmerman] (b. 1941)

    But, after the war was over, just think what came to pass—
    A letter, sir; and the two were safe back in the old Bluegrass.
    The lad had got across the border, riding Kentucky Belle;
    And Kentuck she was thriving, and fat, and hearty, and well;
    He cared for her, and kept her, nor touched her with whip or spur:
    Ah! we’ve had many horses, but never a horse like her!
    Constance Fenimore Woolson (1840–1894)

    Sometimes a musical phrase would perfectly sum up
    The mood of a moment. One of those lovelorn sonatas
    For wind instruments was riding past on a solemn white horse.
    Everybody wondered who the new arrival was.
    John Ashbery (b. 1927)