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Check out our list of famous equestrians who have made a mark in their field. This list has people from all over the world and contains names such as Amber Marshall, Bob Baffert, Annie Starke, Zara Tindall and Jessica Springsteen.
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Charlotte Dujardin
(Dressage rider, Equestrian)
Charlotte Dujardin
4
Birthdate: July 13, 1985
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: London Borough of Enfield, England
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Isabell Werth
(Equestrian)
Isabell Werth
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Birthdate: July 21, 1969
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Issum, Germany
 3 
Mark Phillips
(Equestrian, Anne, Princess Royal's ex-husband)
Mark Phillips
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Birthdate: September 22, 1948
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Tetbury, Gloucestershire, England
Noted British equestrian Mark Phillips is known for his Olympic gold-medal win in 1972. He also won an Olympic silver in 1988. He was married to Princess Anne from 1973 to 1992. He writes columns for Horse & Hound magazine, is the USEA chef d'equipe, and designs eventing courses. 
 4 
Michael Jung
(Equestrian)
Michael Jung
3
Birthdate: July 31, 1982
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Bad Soden am Taunus, Germany
 5 
Amber Marshall
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Birthdate: June 2, 1988
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: London, Ontario, Canada
 6 
Zara Tindall
(British Equestrian and the Eldest Granddaughter of Queen Elizabeth II)
Zara Tindall
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Birthdate: May 15, 1981
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Paddington, London, England

Zara Tindall is a British equestrian who won a silver medal at the 2012 Summer Olympics. She is the daughter of Princess Anne and Captain Mark Phillips. She excelled at many sporting activities as a young girl and represented her schools in hockey, athletics, and gymnastics. She eventually chose to pursue an equestrian career. 

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Charlotte Casiraghi
(Noble Women Who has had Her Career in Modellng, Equestrianism, Journalism)
Charlotte Casiraghi
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Birthdate: August 3, 1986
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Monte Carlo, Monaco
Charlotte Casiraghi, daughter of Caroline, Princess of Hanover, and Italian industrialist Stefano Casiraghi, has worked as a journalist with magazines such as Above and has also launched her own publication, Ever Manifesto. She is also a skilled equestrian and has founded the philosophy-oriented group Les Rencontres Philosophiques de Monaco.
 8 
Hans Günter Winkler
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Birthdate: July 24, 1926
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Barmen, Germany
Died: July 9, 2018
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Haya bint Hussein
(Daughter of King Hussein of Jordan and Queen Alia, and the Half-Sister of King Abdullah II)
Haya bint Hussein
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Birthdate: May 3, 1974
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Amman, Jordan

Haya bint Hussein, daughter of King Hussein of Jordan, was the second wife of Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, the Emirate of Dubai, before her much-publicized divorce. A skilled equestrian, she represented Jordan at the 2000 Sydney Olympics and has also headed the International Federation for Equestrian Sports.

 10 
Jessica Springsteen
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Birthdate: December 30, 1991
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, United States
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Ludger Beerbaum
(Show jumper)
Ludger Beerbaum
3
Birthdate: August 26, 1963
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Detmold, Germany
 12 
Prince Gustaf Adolf, Duke of Västerbotten
(Swedish Prince and the Oldest Son of Gustaf VI Adolf)
Prince Gustaf Adolf, Duke of Västerbotten
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Birthdate: April 22, 1906
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Stockholm Palace, Stockholm, Sweden
Died: January 26, 1947

Prince Gustaf Adolf, Duke of Västerbotten was a Swedish prince. He was the oldest son of Gustaf VI Adolf. He was an athlete and competed at the 1936 Olympics in show jumping. Prince Gustaf Adolf, Duke of Västerbotten was also associated with the Swedish Olympic Committee, where he served as the president from 1933 until his demise in 1947.

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Annette Roque
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Birthdate: 1966
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Leeuwarden, Netherlands

Dutch-Indonesian model Annette Roque started her career under the pseudonym Jade Roque. She has also been the face of Revlon and is an equestrian who manages her own horse farm. She was in the news for her bitter divorce from TV journalist Matt Lauer, who was accused of sexual assault by multiple women.

Ahmed bin Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud
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Birthdate: November 17, 1958
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
Died: July 22, 2002

Ahmed bin Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud was a Saudi royal and an important figure in thoroughbred horse racing. Also a media executive, Ahmed bin Salman served as the chairman of a joint stock company named Saudi Research and Marketing Group.

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Alexandra Andresen
(Youngest Billionaire)
Alexandra Andresen
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Birthdate: July 23, 1996
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Oslo, Norway

Alexandra Andresen is a Norwegian heiress who made headlines in 2016 when she became the youngest billionaire in the world at the age of 19! She was named the world's youngest billionaire by Forbes for three consecutive years. Alexandra Andresen has also modeled for the equestrian clothing company KingsLand and has won several honors and awards in horse dressage competitions.

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Athina Onassis
(French-Greek Equestrian and the Only Surviving Descendant of Greek Shipping Magnate Aristotle Onassis)
Athina Onassis
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Birthdate: January 29, 1985
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Neuilly-sur-Seine, France

Athina Onassis Roussel is a French-Greek heiress and equestrian. She is the granddaughter and the only surviving descendant of Greek shipping magnate Aristotle Onassis. Her parents are Aristotle's daughter Christina Onassis and her fourth husband, Thierry Roussel. She began riding horses as a child and is now a competitive showjumper. Following Christina Onassis’s death, Athina became her sole heiress.  

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Sienna Guillory
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Birthdate: March 16, 1975
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Kettering, United Kingdom
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Bill Roycroft
(Australian Olympic Equestrian Champion)
Bill Roycroft
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Birthdate: March 17, 1915
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Victoria, Australia
Died: May 29, 2011

Bill Roycroft was an Australian Olympic equestrian champion who won an Olympic gold medal in 1960. He learned to ride horses as a young boy and served in the army during World War II. He married a showjumper and trained his sons to ride horses as well. He then went on to participate in competitive events with his sons.  

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D. Wayne Lukas
(Horse Trainer)
D. Wayne Lukas
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Birthdate: September 2, 1935
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Antigo, Wisconsin, United States
 20 
William Fox-Pitt
(British Equestrian Who Became the First Rider to Win Five Different 'Five-Star' Events)
William Fox-Pitt
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Birthdate: January 2, 1969
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Hampstead, London, England

British equestrian William Fox-Pitt was the first from his country to become world number one. Both his parents were riders at Badminton and Burghley, and thus he was destined to follow in their footsteps. He began eventing at age 15. His accomplishments include two Olympics team silvers.

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Bob Baffert
(Horse Trainer)
Bob Baffert
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Birthdate: January 13, 1953
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Nogales, Arizona, United States
 22 
Nick Skelton
(Equestrian)
Nick Skelton
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Birthdate: December 30, 1957
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Bedworth, Warwickshire, England
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Clare Bronfman
(Criminal)
Clare Bronfman
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Birthdate: 1979 AD
Birthplace: New York, New York, United States
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Nasser bin Hamad Al Khalifa
(Member of the Bahraini Royal Family)
Nasser bin Hamad Al Khalifa
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Birthdate: May 8, 1987
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Riffa, Bahrain
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Trevor Brazile
(Rodeo performer)
Trevor Brazile
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Birthdate: November 16, 1976
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Amarillo, Texas, United States
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Red Pollard
(Horse racing jockey)
Red Pollard
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Birthdate: October 27, 1909
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
Died: March 7, 1981
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Josef Neckermann
(Equestrian)
Josef Neckermann
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Birthdate: June 5, 1912
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Würzburg, Germany
Died: January 13, 1992
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Matilde Borromeo
(Equestrian)
Matilde Borromeo
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Birthdate: August 8, 1983
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Milan, Italy
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Ekaterina Rybolovleva
(Businessperson)
Ekaterina Rybolovleva
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Birthdate: June 4, 1989
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Perm, Russia
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Ann Romney
(Equestrian)
Ann Romney
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Birthdate: April 16, 1949
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: nowrap Detroit, Michigan, U.S.
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Philip Astley
(Equestrian)
Philip Astley
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Birthdate: January 8, 1742
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Newcastle-under-Lyme, England
Died: January 27, 1814
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Reiner Klimke
(Equestrian)
Reiner Klimke
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Birthdate: January 14, 1936
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Münster, Germany
Died: August 17, 1999
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Benoit Petitjean
3
Birthdate: July 21, 1982
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: France
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Khalid bin Hamad Al Khalifa
(Military personnel, Equestrian)
Khalid bin Hamad Al Khalifa
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Birthdate: September 23, 1989
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Bahrain
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Mark Todd
(Equestrian)
Mark Todd
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Birthdate: March 1, 1956
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Cambridge, New Zealand
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Edward Gal
(Equestrian)
Edward Gal
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Birthdate: March 4, 1970
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Rheden, Netherlands
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Ian Millar
(Equestrian)
Ian Millar
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Birthdate: January 6, 1947
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
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Heinz Brandt
(Soldier)
Heinz Brandt
3
Birthdate: March 11, 1907
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Charlottenburg, Berlin, Germany
Died: August 21, 1944
 39 
Fritz Thiedemann
(Equestrian)
Fritz Thiedemann
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Birthdate: March 3, 1918
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Schleswig-Holstein, Germany
Died: January 8, 2000
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Tommy J. Smith
(Horse Trainer)
Tommy J. Smith
3
Birthdate: September 3, 1916
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Jembaicumbene, Australia
Died: September 2, 1998
 41 
Gary Stevens
(Horse Racing Jockey)
Gary Stevens
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Birthdate: March 6, 1963
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Caldwell, Idaho, United States
 42 
Andrew Hoy
(Event rider, Farmer)
Andrew Hoy
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Birthdate: February 8, 1959
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Culcairn, Australia
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Charles Pahud de Mortanges
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Birthdate: May 13, 1896
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: The Hague, Netherlands
Died: April 7, 1971
 44 
Cian O'Connor
(Equestrian)
Cian O'Connor
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Birthdate: November 12, 1979
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Dublin, Ireland
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Henri Saint Cyr
3
Birthdate: March 15, 1902
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Stockholm, Sweden
Died: July 27, 1979
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Ben Maher
(Show jumper)
Ben Maher
1
Birthdate: January 30, 1983
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Enfield, London, England
Prince Friedrich Karl of Prussia
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Birthdate: April 6, 1893
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Berlin, Germany
Died: April 6, 1917
Mohammed bin Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani
1
Birthdate: April 18, 1988
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Qatar
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Scott Brash
(Show jumper)
Scott Brash
1
Birthdate: November 23, 1985
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Peebles, Peeblesshire, Scotland
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Paul Schockemohle
(Show jumper)
Paul Schockemohle
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Birthdate: March 22, 1945
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Steinfeld, Germany