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Famous horse riders: The celebrities who love to ride

Updated on September 9, 2011
Model Katie Price with her dressage horse
Model Katie Price with her dressage horse

Katie Price

Katie Price is a former glamour model who has become a well-known buinesswoman, author, TV personality and equestrian celebrity. She is well known for her marriage to former pop singer Peter Andre and a number of reality TV shows that were based around this relationship.

Katie began riding when she was a child and she was given a pony. She says that her funniest moment on horses was when she rode naked through her garden with her cousin.

Her earliest equestrian hero was the famous show jumper John Whittaker while Katies advice is simply to 'go for it'.The model says that being around horses takes her mind off work, and she 'loves it' - including the fresh air and mucking out.

From having lessons every Saturday when she was a youngster, Katie has gone on to compete in a number of dressage competitions. On her debut in 2008 she came sixth out of 27 riders at Hickstead showjumping ground in Sussex. There were even suggestions then that she could compete in the Olympics.

Katie has spoken out repeatedly against animal cruelty, including horse fighting in China.

Katie Price walks her horse in Sussex, England, after a lesson
Katie Price walks her horse in Sussex, England, after a lesson
Dragons Den' star Deborah Meaden poses in a red dress with her horse
Dragons Den' star Deborah Meaden poses in a red dress with her horse

Deborah Meaden

Deborah Meaden is a businesswoman on the BBC show Dragons' Den. She began riding horses when she was six years old and her mother took her to Minehead where there were ponies on the beach. She was later allower to ride them and became 'besotted'.

Deborah was later given a Welsh mountain cob when she was 16 which was bought for £60. She says he was very 'bolshy but full of character' and liked to bolt through low-hanging braches.

The businesswoman advises people who are considering taking up horse riding to first of all ensure that they have good balance and secondly be comfortable around horses.

She says that horses played a large part in her development when she was younger as she had to pay for all the costs herself. She now describes herself as a 'casual rider'. 'I have had my best and most magical times on horseback,' she adds.

Businesswoman Deborah on the set of Dragons' Den
Businesswoman Deborah on the set of Dragons' Den
Tara Palmer Tomkinson in her horse riding helmet
Tara Palmer Tomkinson in her horse riding helmet

Tara Palmer Tomkinson

Tara Palmer Tomkinson is a well-known socialite in England. She has had public battles with drugs and alcohol.

Tara was first given a pony by her father who had bought it from the circus when she was aged five. She said that she rode the pony through her home.

She says that the funniest moment she had was painting her white pony with black stripes so that it looked like a zebra. She then put on a grass skirt and coconuts and rode it through her stately home.

Tara advises people to be 'brave' and always get straight back on the horse if they fall off. She jokes that although she once dreamed of winning the Grand National, riding through Trafalgar Square like Lady Godiva would now be more suitable.

The socialite says that there is a 'fine line' between animals and man, and that it is a 'rewarding challenge' to be so close to a horse. She was trained briefly by eventer Mark Todd and Oliver Townend for an Express Eventing celebrity jump off against Jodie Kidd in 2008.

Tara Palmer Tomkinson with her horse
Tara Palmer Tomkinson with her horse
Tara poses seductively in a skirt for a show biz magazine
Tara poses seductively in a skirt for a show biz magazine
Madonna rides a horse in what appears to be New York
Madonna rides a horse in what appears to be New York

Madonna

Madonna is an American world-famous pop star. She initially pursued a dance career in New York and released a debut album in 1983. Since then she has released many more pop albums that have been widely acclaimed and also starred in the film Evita in 1996.

Madonna owns a number of horses and horses have featured repeatedly in her music videos. It is unclear when Madonna's horse riding hobby began. Unlinke many women whose passion for horses begins on ponies in childhood, Madonna's like for equestrian activities It is thought to have started during adulthood.

In 2008, Madonna was pictures on an Indian holiday in which she went on numerous horse-back riding treaks across the landscape. The singer took her then husband Guy Ritchie and children on the $200,000 vacation to the Rajasthani desert.

Madonna rises an Indian horse during a family holiday in 2008
Madonna rises an Indian horse during a family holiday in 2008
Madonna in an intimate picture with one of her horses for a magazine shoot
Madonna in an intimate picture with one of her horses for a magazine shoot
Madonna shows of her muscly back in a dark music video in which horses are featured
Madonna shows of her muscly back in a dark music video in which horses are featured

Later in April 2009 Madonna was reported to have bough a Summer retreats in the Hamptons. She pput up her horses at the Wolffer Estate Vineyards and reportedly produced a list of demands, that included 'nobody riding in the ring at the same time as her'. Madonna has also been criticised for riding without a helmet.

It was around the same time in April 2009 that Madonna was taken to hospital after falling from her horse in the Hamptons. This was her second horse-riding accident in four years.

She received minor injuries and bruises after the accident which was reported to have happened at the estate of photographer Steven Klein.

Madonna claimed that the accident was caused when paparazzi hiding in the bushes tried to take pictures of her which spooked the horse and threw her.

Do you know any more celebrity horse riders? Leave a comment or message me and they'll be added to the page.

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      boogy 

      3 years ago

      hiysa

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      I wrote this 

      5 years ago

      kaley cuoco does- that is how she broke her leg

      Go The BIG BANG THEORY!!!

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      Luluchan 

      5 years ago

      Amy Winehouse rode

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      ghazi faiz 

      5 years ago

      just i want to say that i love horses

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      savea 

      6 years ago

      I LOVE HORSES!

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      chloe 

      6 years ago

      i love horses

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      Stephanie 

      6 years ago

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      lol 

      6 years ago

      arent they weird

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      Billy Bob 

      6 years ago

      Madonnna is a complete weirdo. HAHA Madonna!

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      lauren 

      6 years ago

      hey madonna love the pic of the indian horse it is really cute xoxo

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      tyler bye 

      6 years ago

      i love riding horses all the time love them im getting a 13 hand hores it is very good i love them so so so so so so much:)

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      lauren 

      6 years ago

      i love the horse it is so cute xoxo

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      Rickrideshorses 

      6 years ago from England

      Thanks, Bronte, Enjoy your riding!

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      Bronte 

      6 years ago

      Dear everyone,

      hi, I love to ride, I ride in victoria. I love horses so much!

      from Bronte.

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      Red_Storm 

      6 years ago

      i know elvis rode

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      Love it 

      6 years ago

      Love

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      jalissa 

      6 years ago

      love the horses

    • Rickrideshorses profile imageAUTHOR

      Rickrideshorses 

      6 years ago from England

      It could be said that Madonna always looks weird

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      RWEDGFGJ 

      7 years ago

      madonna looks weird

    • Rickrideshorses profile imageAUTHOR

      Rickrideshorses 

      7 years ago from England

      Thanks manthy - that's a cool picture of you playing guitar, too.

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      Mark 

      7 years ago from Alabama,USA

      Beautiful pictures and the horses look great too.

      HAHA

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