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List of celebrities who own horses, loosely ranked by fame and popularity. Several famous actors, musicians, and athletes own horses. Some celebrities own large ranches where they are free to ride, while other famous folks own racehorses. A few famous actors even purchased the horses that they rode in popular films.

Who is the most famous person who owns a horse? Madonna tops our list. The "Like a Virgin" singer owns two horses, but was injured in a horse riding accident in 2005. Fight Club actor Brad Pitt bought a horse and six ponies for his family in 2011. That's right. Six ponies.

Several famous Hollywood actors have adopted their horse co-stars. Viggo Mortensen adopted the two horses he rides in the Lord of the Rings movies, as well as the horse that he rode in Hidalgo. Johnny Depp adopted his horse from Sleepy Hollow and actress Elizabeth Taylor adopted the horse she rode in the classic film National Velvet. Other celebrity horse owners include Julia Roberts, Nicole Kidman, and Richard Gere. 

Why do you think so many celebrities love owning horses? Do you have a horse or wish you did? Share your thoughts on these celebrity horseback riders in the comments section.

Madonna is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list 52 Celebrities Who Own Horses
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"Like a Virgin" singer Madonna owns two horses. She was injured in a horse riding accident in 2005.

Age: 60

Birthplace: Bay City, Michigan, United States of America

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Nicole Kidman is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list 52 Celebrities Who Own Horses
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Nicole Kidman owns horses and she has done her own riding stunts in the films Australia and Far and Away.

Age: 51

Birthplace: Honolulu, Hawaii, United States of America

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Brad Pitt is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list 52 Celebrities Who Own Horses
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Fight Club actor Brad Pitt bought a horse and six ponies for his family in 2011.

Age: 55

Birthplace: Shawnee, Oklahoma, United States of America

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Lady Gaga is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list 52 Celebrities Who Own Horses
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Lady Gaga has several horses, sharing pictures of them regulary on her Instagram. She left the 24th Annual Critics' Choice Awards in January, 2019, before the ceremony was over to be by her horse Arabella, who was ill and passed not long after.

Age: 32

Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States of America

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