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Famous Female Equestrians

Updated June 14, 2019 201.5k views 64 items

This list of famous female equestrians is ranked by their level of prominence, with photos when available. This greatest female equestrians list contains the most prominent and famous horse riders in the world. You might also be interested in this list of celebrities who died while horse-riding or our favorite horse puns. There are many females working as equestrians in the world, but this list highlights only the most notable ones. Equestrians have worked hard to become the best that they can be as women on horseback, so if you're a girl aspiring to be a equestrian rider then the people below should give you inspiration.

No famous riders list would be complete without women like Laura Tomlinson, Chantal Sutherland, and Georgina Bloomberg - notable equestrian women whose love of horses has turned into a life-long passion. Featuring the most popular women who specialize in dressage, show jumping, endurance riding eventing, rodeo, and more, these are the biggest names in horse riding. From the UK to the US, the following ladies are the best with horses.

While this isn't a list of all female equestrians, it does feature over 50 famous horseback riders who have worked hard throughout their lives to reach the top of the equestrian world. Who are the most famous female equestrians? Who are the best female equestrians? Take a look below!

Valentina Truppa is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Female Equestrians
Photo:  Franz Venhaus/Flickr/CC BY-ND 2.0

Valentina Truppa is an Italian dressage rider. She is representing Italy at the 2012 Summer Olympics in the individual dressage. ...more on Wikipedia

Age: 32

Birthplace: Milan, Italy

Nationality: Italy

Profession: Police officer, Equestrian

Jill Henselwood is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Female Equestrians
Photo: Jill Henselwood/Facebook

Jill Henselwood (born November 1, 1962) is a Canadian Equestrian Team member who competes in show jumping.At the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing, Henselwood (riding her horse Special Ed) won the silver medal as part of the Canadian team in team jumping, together with teammates Mac Cone, Eric Lamaze, and Ian Millar.She currently lives in Oxford Mills, Ontario. Her horse, an Oldenburg gelding named Special Ed, was born in 1994 in Germany. ...more on Wikipedia

Age: 56

Birthplace: Ottawa, Canada

Nationality: Canada

Profession: Athlete, Horse trainer, Equestrian

Amy Tryon is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Female Equestrians
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In 2004, Tryon was a member of the U.S. Eventing Team that took home the bronze medal at the Athens Olympic Games where Tryon placed sixth overall. In 2002, Tryon and Poggio II were on the U.S. team that won the gold medal at the Eventing World Championships at the World Equestrian Games in Jerez, Spain. However, the medal came with a price as she had a serious fall at those Games, injuring her back. She made a difficult choice to have risky back surgery and could not work or train for five months; however, Tryon returned with a vengeance to the sport. ...more on Wikipedia

Age: Dec. at 42 (1970-2012)

Birthplace: Redmond, Washington

Profession: Equestrian

Tinne Wilhelmsson-Silfv&... is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Female Equestrians
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Tinne Wilhelmsson-Silfvén

Tinne Wilhelmsson-Silfvén is a Swedish dressage rider. ...more on Wikipedia

Age: 51

Birthplace: Vasterled

Nationality: Sweden

Profession: Equestrian