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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 51 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: 58

Birthplace: Bay City, Michigan, United States of America

Profession: Record producer, Entrepreneur, Singer-songwriter, Film Producer, Screenwriter, + more

Credits: Madonna: Truth or Dare, Desperately Seeking Susan, Dick Tracy, Evita

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#21 on The Best Current Female Singers

#24 on The Best Female Vocalists Ever

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Nicole Kidman is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list 51 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: 49

Birthplace: Honolulu, Hawaii, United States of America

Profession: Film Producer, Actor, Singer

Credits: Moulin Rouge, The Others, Eyes Wide Shut, The Hours

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#33 on The Best Actresses in Film History

#91 on The Greatest Actors & Actresses in Entertainment History

#71 on The Most Trustworthy Celebrities in the World

#89 on Famous Women You'd Want to Have a Beer With

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Brad Pitt is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list 51 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: 53

Birthplace: Shawnee, Oklahoma, United States of America

Profession: Television producer, Film Producer, Actor, Voice acting

Credits: Inglourious Basterds, Fight Club, World War Z, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button

Also Ranked

#21 on The Best Actors Working Today

#45 on The Greatest Actors & Actresses in Entertainment History

#23 on The Best Living American Actors

#10 on The Greatest Actors Who Have Never Won an Oscar (for Acting)

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Julia Roberts is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list 51 Celebrities Who Own Horses
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Pretty Woman actress Julia Roberts owns horses at her ranch in New Mexico.

Age: 49

Birthplace: Smyrna, Georgia, United States of America

Profession: Television producer, Film Producer, Actor, Voice acting

Credits: Notting Hill, Closer, Erin Brockovich, My Best Friend's Wedding

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#23 on The Best American Actresses Working Today

#35 on The Best Actresses in Film History

#73 on The Greatest Actors & Actresses in Entertainment History

#27 on The Greatest American Actresses of All Time

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