Celebrity Horse Owners
American actress Nicole Kidman is a famous horse owner and rider, she has ridden many times in mavies and is well known for doing her own riding stunts in her films such as Australia and in Far And Away.
Unlike Nicole Kidman, Brad Pitt doesn`t ride seriously, but he bought a horse and six ponies for his family in 2011. If you have the money, why not I guess.
Did you know that Madonna owns two horses? In 2005 she was in a serious horse accident were she broke several bones including her ribs, hand and collorbone, but she has made a full recovery and not lost her love of riding!
Even Julia Roberts owns horses at her ranch out in New Mexico, which is pretty cool! Who would have thought our Pretty Woman actress was into horses.
Elizabeth Taylor is known for many things, but owning horses is not one of her most popular bits of trivia. She loved horses, which wasn`t necessarily a secret, and she ended up adopting the horse she wrote in the renowned film National Velvet, much like Johnny Depp did with his co-star horse in Sleepy Hollow.
It`s not just actors and actresses who have horses. Singer Paul McCartney owns several horses in a ranch of his in the state of Arizona. He didn`t always love horses, but his wife introduced them to him and he fell in love almost at first sight. Not hard to see why.
It`s no surprise to hear that a country singer who sings about horses and open fields and farms loves horses. She has actually been known to travel with her horses on concert tours. Bet you didn`t know that when you attended one of her concerts.
Oprah is known for a lot of things, but the fact she has a farm in Hawaii is not particularly well known, nor is the fact that she owns several horses who live out there. Then again, if she can afford to buy everyone in her audience a car, it`s no surprise she can own a few horses.
These famous celebrities aren`t known for their horsemanship, but it`s always fun to learn that we have something in common with them, especially something that`s so personal with strong bonds like owning horses.
Movie director Steven Spielberg brought us the emotional story War Horse, he has also owned several race horses including Atswhatimtalkingabout he ran in the 2003 Kentucky Derby.
Famous Horse Riders
Many celebrities enjoy riding, some have ridden since a young age while others may have found their new passion after possibly learning to ride for a movie role. Have a look through our list of some famous horse riders from around the world.
No stranger to horsepower, the former top gear presenter first learnt to ride after taking riding lessons in preparations for a top gear episode. His wife was already a horse enthusiast and together they have had many horses at their home in Herefordshire
Former winner of X-Factor has ridden since she was six, going on riding vacations in wales. Since becoming an international singing sensation she has got more involved in riding taking part in dressage competitions with her Friesian gelding Ritske Fan Una State. Leona Lewis is also the envoy of nearly every dressage lover in the world having had a ride on the two time Olympic dressage gold medalist Valegro. Leona Lewis is also a vocal opponent of racing and regularly tweets against the sport with a particular dislike for the grand national.
An actor who not only appeared in the film Django Unchained but also made his own horse a film star riding Cheetah, galloping him bareback brandishing a gun in one of the films scenes.
Star of X-Files Gillian Anderson is the owner of several horse owners at her Arizona ranch.
Richard Gere has had many roles in which employed his talents in the saddle such as the role of Lancelot in the film First Knight. But it is not just on the big screen Richard Gere enjoys riding he himself owns four horse and has a passion for Appaloosa horses.
Hollywood great Elizabeth Taylor is a famous horse lover, after staring in the film National Velvet she adopted the horse at the end of filming.
Elementary star Lucy Liu loves the outdoor life, a keen rider she lists riding as one of favourite past times. For her role in Charlie`s Angels Lucy Liu worked to improve her riding taking lessons to prepare for the movie.
American movie star who is famous for roles in Pretty Women, Erin Brockovich and Runaway Bride. Julie Roberts owns a number of horses at her ranch in New Mexico
The former Beatle, Paul McCartney came to horses late after meeting and marrying Linda Paul McCartney, he became a keen rider and owns numerous at his ranch in Arizona.
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