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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Ellen Whitaker is an English show jumping rider. In September 2019, she was ranked 211 on the FEI riders' Longines Ranking list. She began competing at the tender age of five and qualified for the Horse Of The Year Show (HOYS) at just eight years old. She represented Great Britain in the European Championships in 2007.
Born to former New York City mayor and media magnate Michael Bloomberg, Georgina Bloomberg was no stranger to the glitz of an affluent lifestyle. An elite equestrian, she now owns the New York Empire team. She has also co-authored a few novels and is an animal rights activist and a philanthropist.