Category:American female equestrians
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The following 83 pages are in this category, out of 83 total. This list may not reflect recent changes (learn more).
1. Georgina Bloomberg – Georgina Leigh Bloomberg is the younger daughter of former New York City Mayor and billionaire Michael Bloomberg and Susan Brown. She is a professional equestrian, currently sponsored by Ariat International. Bloomberg was born in Manhattan. She attended New York University. Emma, is four years older. She has had relationships with show jumper Cian O'Connor and skater Joey Cheek. On December 2013, Georgina Bloomberg and her then boyfriend, Argentine equestrian Ramiro Quintana, became the parents of a son, Jasper Michael Brown Quintana. Her friends include Ivanka Trump, whose father Donald Trump declared the President-elect of the United States on November 9, 2016. He is scheduled to take office as the 45th President on January 2017. Georgina Bloomberg says: "I am good friends with two of Mr. Trump’s kids and no matter what happens in the presidential race, that won’t change... Donald has always been, still is, a great father, I know she is very proud of him and what he has accomplished." Forbes magazine ranked her as one of the 20 "Most Intriguing Billionaire Heiresses". She lives part-time in Wellington, Florida, where her mother both own homes. In November 2010, Bloomberg fractured a vertebra during a horse show accident. She announced days later that despite the accident, she was eager to return to the sport.Georgina Bloomberg – Bloomberg at the 2012 Tribeca Film Festival premiere of Supporting Characters
2. Kate Bosworth – Catherine Ann "Kate" Bosworth is an American actress and model. Bosworth also has had roles in Straw Dogs and Still Alice. She was born in Los Angeles, California. Bosworth is the only child of Patricia, Harold Bosworth, a former executive for Talbots. Bosworth has a hazel right eye and a blue left eye. At the age of six, Bosworth's family relocated to various parts of the country due to her father's job. Bosworth was raised mainly on the East Coast, spending the rest of her youth in Massachusetts and Connecticut. By the age of fourteen, she was a champion equestrian. Bosworth graduated from Cohasset High School, in 2001. Bosworth's first role came after an open casting call in New York for the supporting part of Judith in the 1998 film, The Horse Whisperer. The film's producers needed someone, already an experienced rider, leading to Bosworth's successful audition for the role. The film received positive reception from film critics. In 2000, Bosworth starred in the television drama Young Americans, in which she played Bella Banks. The series, however, was canceled. She had a small part in the film Remember the Titans.Kate Bosworth – Bosworth at the 37th Deauville American Film Festival
3. Kitty Canutt – They were residents of Los Angeles in 1920. They divorced 1920. She married Robert C. Long in 1923. She was known as the "Diamond Girl" or "Diamond Kitty" because she had a diamond set in her front tooth. She would occasionally pawn the diamond when she needed contest entry money. Photograph of Kitty Canutt with Ruth Roach, hosted by the Portal to Texas HistoryKitty Canutt – Kitty Canutt, champion lady rider of the world, on Winnemucca, 1919
4. Tiana Coudray – Tiana Michelle Coudray is an American equestrian and dancer. She has also ridden Ravens Choice and especially Saxon Legacy several times. She entered finishing in 15th place. On September 2011 she finished in 2nd place at the Blenheim Palace International. At Ascott in June 2012 she rode Ravens Choice to finish 29th in the BE100. In dancing, as of 2012, Coudray has competed in five Irish Dancing World Championships; her highest finish is 8th place.Tiana Coudray – Tiana Coudray and Ringwood Magister competing at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London.
5. Margie Goldstein-Engle – Margie Goldstein-Engle is an American show jumping equestrian, a 10-time American Grandprix Association Rider of the Year. She was born in Wellington, Florida, to Mona and Irvin Goldstein, is Jewish. She grew up in her middle-class family in South Miami, Florida, with two older brothers. In third grade, she became passionate about horses. At the age of nine, she took jobs at horse barns and dog kennels as a way to pay for riding lessons. Less affluent than other riders, she said: "You're maybe not dressed like the other riders. You don't have the custom things, you don't have the top clothing, a lot of my stuff was hand-me-downs.... It was more cliquish than anything. They'd more snub you than tease you." She attended South Miami High School and North Miami Beach High School, graduated from Florida International University with a 4.0 GPA, majoring in business education. She married her husband, horse veterinarian Steve Engle, in 1995. Goldstein-Engle won 6 World Cups and 20 Nations Cups between 1984 and 2005. The FEI ranked her as high as # 6 all-time. In 1987, she recorded a world-record-high jump of 7 feet 8 3⁄4 inches. In 1991, she suffered broken bones and nerve damage in her left foot as the result of a fall at a horse show.Margie Goldstein-Engle – Margie Goldstein-Engle on Coraya Z; June 7, 2009
6. Liz Halliday – Liz Halliday is an auto racing driver, equestrian rider, commentator. She currently lives in Sussex, England. Halliday is the most successful female driver in American Le Mans with six victories. When she attended the University of California, Santa Barbara, she was involved in the Vintage Auto Association. In 2001 Halliday was named "Driver of the Season" in 2002. Halliday recorded one win and broke the class lap record at Croft, earning her "Driver of the Day" honors. In 2003, Halliday became the first woman to win a British GT Championship round. She finished fourth in the class. However, the team finished 38th. In parallel, Halliday competed for Intersport Racing finishing sixth in 2005 and vice-champion in 2006. She also covered the American Le Mans series during their Le Mans broadcasts. Halliday has also served as a mentor and judge in the Sky One series The Race. We've seen with Lucas in Europe that a virtual racer also has the potential to become an excellent professional driver in the real world. I'm really excited to be a part of that." At the 2014 and 24 Hours of Le Mans, she worked as a pit-lane reporter for the Eurosport television network.Liz Halliday – Halliday at the 2006 24 Hours of Le Mans drivers' parade
7. Meredith Hodges – Meredith Sue Hodges is an American equine trainer, competitor, educator, author and TV personality specializing in mules and donkeys, specifically the contemporary saddle mule. Hodges's mother is Joyce Steele Doty, developer of the first "quality" mules in the United States. Her adoptive father was Peanuts creator Charles M. Schulz. Hodges did not learn until she was an adult that he was not her biological father. Hodges was born in Minneapolis, Minnesota, after which her family moved to Colorado where her younger brother was born. The family eventually moved to Sebastopol, California. In Switzerland Hodges attended Sonoma State University, where she studied psychiatric nursing. During this time she began work at Napa State Hospital as a psychiatric technician. In 1973 her mother enlisted her help in tending in Healdsburg, California. Hodges worked with her mother, on and off, until 1979, when her mother sold the Windy Valley Ranch. Joyce Doty gave the last mule, Lucky Three Sundowner, the last jack, Little Jack Horner, that were born at Windy Valley Ranch in 1980. Little Jack Horner became the Sire Supreme of the Lucky Three Ranch lineage in Colorado. In 1980 Hodges christened it the Lucky Three Ranch. She began breeding and training what would become a top-quality line of some of them future champions. Concurrently, Hodges' evolving technique proved successful in showing her animals in both mule shows.Meredith Hodges – Meredith Hodges doing dressage with Champion Mule, Lucky Three Sundowner
8. Becky Holder – She has been riding the 12-year-old, Courageous Comet, a gray off-the-track thoroughbred gelding, since 2002. Recent successes include the pair finishing second in April, 2008. They were in the lead heading into the show jumping but fell behind Phillip Dutton and the stunning Connaught. Stadium seems to be the pair's weak point. At the Olympics, she placed fifth in the Individual Eventing Dressage competition with a score of 35.8 penalty points. She had two mistakes in her cross-country run, dropping her out of the running for a medal. Becky was the alternate member on the U.S Eventing squad in the 2000 Sydney Olympics. Holder used to run a part-time business out of Carriage House Farm in Hugo, Minnesota. From November to May, she trains her upper level horses in North Carolina.Becky Holder – Becky Holder
9. Reed Kessler – Reed Catherine Kessler is an American show jumping competitor based in Lexington, Kentucky. At 18 years old, Kessler qualified for the 2012 London Olympics, becoming the youngest rider in Show Jumping history to ever compete at the Games. Kessler trained with her godparents Katie and Henri Prudent for seven years. In September 2013 she moved to his home base in Borken, Germany. Kessler is also healthcare in developing countries. Only 1st to 5th-place results are shown. Biography at Kessler Show Stables' websiteReed Kessler – Reed Kessler and Soraya de l'Obstination
10. Laura Kraut – Laura Kraut is an American show jumping competitor and Olympic champion. In 2010 Kraut was featured in the series A Rider's Story along with fellow Olympian McLain Ward. 95,000 euro Internationales PfingstTurnier Wiesbaden 150,000 euro Grand Prix of Chantilly. Cedric. 2011 Finale Grand Prix Florida. Olympics at Sports-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC.Laura Kraut – Kraut with Cedric, "Championat von Hamburg", CSI 5* Hamburg 2011
11. Beezie Madden – Elizabeth "Beezie" Madden is an American show jumping competitor and Olympic winner from Nelson, New York. She won the 2013 World Cup of Show Jumping with Simon in Gothenburg, Sweden. Madden was born Elizabeth Patton in the daughter of Kathleen "Kathy" McGregor/Schlesinger and Joseph "Joe" Patton. Her first horse was called Flicka. She has said she would do the same thing. She is coached by John Madden, who also runs his own business, John Madden Sales, from their farm in Cazenovia, New York. Madden also became the first woman ever to pass the $1 million mark in show jumping earnings. At the 2008 Beijing Summer Olympics, Madden earned gold along with Laura Kraut, Will Simpson and McLain Ward. She also earned a bronze in the Individual Show Jumping competition. In 2012, Madden competed in the 2012 Summer Olympics on Coral Reef Via Volo. In 2013, she was the ranked rider in the world on the FEI Longines Rider Rankings and the number one woman rider. Also in 2014, Madden and Cortes ` C' won individual bronze at the 2014 World Equestrian Games. The horse was voted the Best Horse of the Games. She also won the $200,000 Budweiser American Invitational in Tampa with Coral Reef Via Volo in 2014. As of 2014 Madden was 2nd in all-time money winnings at Spruce Meadows.Beezie Madden – Madden on the medals stand in 2008.
12. Meredith Michaels-Beerbaum – Meredith Michaels-Beerbaum is an American-born German equestrian who competes at the international level in show jumping. She had a successful career as a Young Rider, both in equitation and in show jumping. As a young-adult, Michaels-Beerbaum studied political science at Princeton University, continuing to compete during her college years. She then went planning to remain only for a summer, which eventually turned into a permanent stay. She decided to buy the center in Balve. She is the daughter of film director Richard Michaels and actor Kristina Hansen. Following her marriage in 1998, she changed her citizenship. Together the Beerbaums have Brianne Victoria Beerbaum, born in 2010. Through her marriage, Michaels-Beerbaum is also sister-in-law to Ludger Beerbaum, who has won Olympic championship medals in show jumping.Meredith Michaels-Beerbaum – Meredith Michaels-Beerbaum
13. Karen O'Connor – Karen Lende O'Connor is an American equestrian who competes in three day eventing. O'Connor began competing internationally in 1986 began riding for the US national eventing team. She has also posted top-10 finishes at other international events. As of 2013, O'Connor is not competing, having suffered fractures during a fall at a competition in October 2012. In 1993, O'Connor married fellow equestrian David O'Connor, also a three day rider for the US team. When not competing, she plays active roles in the United States Eventing Association. O'Connor was born to parents Phillip and Joanne Lende. She was the only girl; her two brothers are Steven and Chip. For O'Connor's 11th birthday, she received a horse named Midnight. She was a member of the United States Pony Clubs, in the Groton Pony Club in the Central New England Region. She has been inducted into the United States Pony Club Hall of Fame. O'Connor married also an international three day event rider, on June 26, 1993. They operate equestrian training facilities in The Plains, Ocala, Florida. O'Connor rode at the 1994 the 1998 World Equestrian Games, helping the US team to a bronze medal at the latter. At the 2006 World Equestrian Games she did not compete in the team portion of the event.Karen O'Connor – O'Connor and Mr Medicott competing at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London
14. Mary-Kate Olsen – Mary-Kate Olsen is an American actress, fashion designer, producer, author, businesswoman and equestrian. She co-founded fashion brands The Row, Elizabeth and James, Olsenboye and StyleMint alongside her fraternal twin sister Ashley Olsen. Olsen pursued acting independently as an adult until 2012. She is an older sister of actress Elizabeth Olsen. Mary-Kate was born in David "Dave" Olsen, a real estate developer and mortgage banker. Along with her twin, Ashley, she has an older brother, Trent, two half siblings from her father's second marriage. Olsen's parents divorced in 1996. Along with Ashley, Olsen was cast at the age of nine months to share the role of Michelle Tanner on the ABC sitcom Full House. The Olsen twins portrayed Michelle throughout the series' 1987–95 run. In the early 1990s, she and Ashley established Dualstar, which produced direct-to-video releases featuring the girls. The Olsens continued to release direct-to-video films up along with starring in the 1995 film It Takes Two. In 1997, the Olsen twins guest starred alongside twin actresses Tia Mowry and Tamera Mowry. After Full House, the sisters starred in two other sitcoms and an animated series. The former lasted one season while the latter ran for two seasons. These ventures, combined with an array of licensing deals for their names and likenesses, made Olsen wealthy at a young age.Mary-Kate Olsen – Olsen attending the premiere of The Union at the Tribeca Film Festival in 2011
15. Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis – Bouvier was the elder daughter of Wall Street stockbroker John Vernou Bouvier III and socialite Janet Lee Bouvier. In 1952, Bouvier met Congressman John F. Kennedy at a dinner party. Shortly after, he was elected to the United States Senate and the couple married the following year. They had four children, two of whom died in infancy. As First Lady, she aided her husband's administration with her presence in social events and with her highly-publicized restoration of the White House. On November 22, 1963, she was riding with him in a motorcade in Dallas, Texas, when he was assassinated. She and her children withdrew from public view after his funeral, she married Aristotle Onassis in 1968. Following her second husband's death in 1975, she had a career as a book editor for the final two decades of her life. She is remembered to the arts and preservation of historic architecture, well as for her style, grace. Her father had English ancestry. Named after her father, Bouvier was baptized at the Church of St. Ignatius Loyola in Manhattan; she was raised in the Catholic faith. Her younger sister Lee was born in 1933. Bouvier spent her early childhood years in Manhattan and at Lasata, the Bouviers' country estate in East Hampton on Long Island. She idolized her father, who likewise favored her over her sister, calling his eldest child "the most beautiful daughter a man ever had". From an early age, Bouvier was an enthusiastic equestrienne and successfully competed in the sport; horse-riding would remain a lifelong passion.Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis – Jacqueline Kennedy at the White House in 1961
16. Antoinette Polk – Antoinette Polk, Baroness de Charette was an American Southern belle in the Antebellum South and French aristocrat in the Gilded Age. Antoinette Wayne Van Leer Polk was born in Nashville, Tennessee. Colonel Andrew Jackson Polk, was a planter who served in the Confederate States Army. Rebecca Van Leer, was an heiress to an iron fortune from Cumberland Furnace. Polk grew up near Columbia in Maury County, Tennessee with her parents and brother, Vanleer Polk. Her paternal great-uncle, James K. Polk served as the 11th President of the United States from 1845 to 1849. Bishop Leonidas Polk, who served in the Confederate States Army, was her uncle. She was also a descendant of William Penn, General Anthony Wayne, a Commander-in-Chief in the American Revolutionary War. Polk rode there before the Northerners to warn the Confederate soldiers of their arrival. As a result, she is credited as a "Southern heroine" for saving Confederate personnel. After the war, Polk moved with her mother and her siblings. She took in the Roman Campagna of Italy where she won a fox-hunt among forty female riders. She also participated in the English countryside. In Italy, Polk met General Baron Athanase-Charles-Marie Charette de la Contrie, then a Commander of the Papal Zouaves. They wed on December 1, 1877.Antoinette Polk – Antoinette Polk in 1912
17. Ashley Rickards – She also starred in the 2011 independent film Fly Away as Mandy, a severely autistic girl. Rickards was born in Sarasota, Florida. She grew up on a farm that catered for children with special needs. She attended a local Montessori school where, at age 13, she had her first taste of acting in an production. Rickards is a member of Mensa. After attending a local showcase, organized by Lou Pearlman, Rickards traveled to Los Angeles where she eventually gathered a team of representatives. Upon graduating, Rickards began to appear in a number of minor roles, while labor laws restricted the number of hours she was able to work. Although not aware of the show before auditioning, Rickards found that she "learned much from acting techniques to different ways of shooting things". Her character did not return the following season, while in the same year she had a part in her first feature film, Gamer. Rickards spent much of 2009 attending auditions while a proposed role in the film Dirty Girl fell through. Initially rejected, her manager Adam Griffin sent a tape Rickards had made for Fly Away "to show how she can do anything". As the lead in Awkward, she was also given the opportunity to direct an episode. In 2012 she had a minor role in the moderately successful Struck by Lightning and another coming-of-age film Sassy Pants. In 2015, she filmed the final season of Awkward. In 2011, Rickards helped to launch the Project Futures Somaly Mam Foundation, which works to end human trafficking and sexual slavery in Southeast Asia.Ashley Rickards – Rickards at the Media Access Awards in October 2014
18. Joan Robinson Hill – Joan Olive Robinson Hill was a socialite and equestrian from Houston, Texas. Adopted as his wife, Rhea, Joan became an equestrian at a young age. She continued the sport into adulthood, ultimately winning several national titles. After two youthful marriages that ended in divorce, Joan married plastic surgeon John Hill in 1957. After a tumultuous marriage, she died following a short illness on March 1969. Autopsy examinations failed to determine a cause of death beyond an infection from an unknown source. Ash subsequently petitioned the district attorney to prosecute John for murder. John's trial was held in February 1971 but ended in a mistrial. As a second trial was approaching, John was gunned down by an intruder at his home. Bobby Wayne Vandiver, was arrested and indicted for the murder, but was killed in a shootout with police before his trial. Marcia McKittrick and Lilla Paulus, were convicted as accomplices to John's murder and served time in prison. The case was Money and the 1981 made-for-television film Murder in Texas. Davis Ashton "Ash" Robinson studied dentistry at Tulane College, New Orleans, but chose not to follow it as a career. Instead, he embarked on a series of business ventures, losing several fortunes before becoming an oilman. He met Rhea Ernestine Gardere in New Orleans, marrying her on July 1919.Joan Robinson Hill – Joan Robinson and her horse, Beloved Belinda, 1953
19. Ann Romney – Ann Lois Romney is the wife of American businessman and politician, Mitt Romney. From 2003 to 2007, Romney was First Lady of Massachusetts, while her husband served as Governor. She was attended the private Kingswood School there, where she dated Mitt Romney. She converted in 1966. She in 1975 received a Bachelor of Arts degree in French. As First Lady of Massachusetts, Romney served for federal faith-based initiatives. She was involved in a number including Operation Kids. She was an active participant in her husband's U.S. presidential campaigns in 2008 and again in 2012, when he was the Republican Party nominee. Romney has credited a mixture of mainstream and alternative treatments with giving her a lifestyle mostly without limitations. In 2008, she was also diagnosed with ductal carcinoma in a non-invasive type of breast cancer. She has since been cancer-free. Mitt Romney have five sons, born between 1970 and 1981, twenty-three grandchildren. Born Ann Lois Davies in Detroit on April 1949, she was raised in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan, by parents Edward Roderick Davies and Lois Davies. She has two brothers. He had also held the part-time position of Mayor of Bloomfield Hills.Ann Romney – Romney in February 2011
20. Eleonora Sears – Eleonora Randolph Sears was an American tennis champion of the 1910s. Sears was a great-granddaughter of Thomas Jefferson. Sears was raised in wealth and privilege. She was acquainted with Alice Roosevelt, all related to President Theodore Roosevelt. For a while she dated Harold Stirling Vanderbilt, the sporty scion of the Vanderbilt fortune. Sears won the women's doubles at the US Women's National Championship four times, including three consecutively. In singles, she was a finalist in 1912, where she was beaten in straight sets by Mary Kendall Browne. She teamed with Willis E. Davis to take the mixed championship in 1916. She was inducted into the International Tennis Hall of Fame in 1968, joining her cousin Richard. Eleonora Sears was elected in 1992. She also owned and raced Thoroughbred horses. She was the first woman to play polo on a men’s team. Sears was coach of the U.S. Women's International Squash Team. She gained media attention for her long distance walks and hikes. Well, she was one of the American women to drive an automobile and fly a plane.Eleonora Sears – Eleonora Sears
21. Jessica Springsteen – Jessica is the second child and only daughter of Patti Scialfa. She has one older brother, one younger brother, Samuel Ryan Springsteen. When Jessica was a child, the Springsteen family lived on a horse farm in Colts Neck Township, New Jersey. They also owned homes near West Palm Beach, Florida, Los Angeles and Rumson, New Jersey. She attended the Ranney School in New Jersey. She was awarded an undergraduate degree from Duke University on May 2014. Springsteen has been riding since she was four years old, with horses kept in Colts Neck, NJ. Jessica got her first pony when she was six years old. She also won the 2009 George H. Morris Excellence in Equitation Championship. In 2011 she competed in the Royal Windsor Horse Show competing on her horse Vordnado Van Den Hoendrik. Springsteen herself was an alternate rider for the United States at the 2012 Summer Olympics. She formerly then trained with Laura Kraut from 2010 to 2015. Since May 2015 she trains with Edwina Tops-Alexander.Jessica Springsteen – Jessica Springsteen
22. Kate Upton – Katherine Elizabeth "Kate" Upton is an American model and actress, known for her appearances in the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue. She was the model for the 2012 and 2013 issues. She was also the subject of the 100th-anniversary Vanity Fair cover. Upton has also appeared in the films Tower Heist and The Other Woman. Upton is the daughter of Jeff Upton, a high school athletics director. Her uncle is U.S. Representative Fred Upton. Frederick Upton, was co-founder of marketer Whirlpool Corporation. Upton attended Holy Trinity Episcopal Academy. As a young equestrian, she showed at the American Paint Horse Association and competed at a national level. With Roanie Pony, Upton won APHA Reserve World Championships -- 13 and Under Western Riding, 13 and Under Horsemanship, 14 -- 18 Western Riding. She was named the 13 and Under Reserve All-Around Champion, giving her a total of four reserve championships. In addition, Upton ended up third overall on the APHA youth Top Twenty. With Zipped, Upton was included in the top 5 in 14 -- 18 Horsemanship and 14 -- 18 Western Pleasure in 2009. Upton attended a casting call in Miami for Elite Model Management in 2008 and was signed the same day.Kate Upton – Upton at G-Star 2014