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List of Famous Equestrians

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List of famous equestrians, with photos, bios, and other information when available. Who are the top equestrians in the world? This includes the most prominent equestrians, living and dead, both in America and abroad. This list of notable equestrians is ordered by their level of prominence, and can be sorted for various bits of information, such as where these historic equestrians were born and what their nationality is. The people on this list are from different countries, but what they all have in common is that they're all renowned equestrians.

List people range from Amy Tryon to Ian Millar.

From reputable, prominent, and well known equestrians to the lesser known equestrians of today, these are some of the best professionals in the equestrian field. If you want to answer the questions, "Who are the most famous equestrians ever?" and "What are the names of famous equestrians?" then you're in the right place. (167 items)
Valentina Truppa is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list List of Famous Equestrians
Valentina Truppa is an Italian dressage rider. She is representing Italy at the 2012 Summer Olympics in the individual dressage.
Victoria Thornley is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list List of Famous Equestrians
Victoria Thornley
Victoria Thornley is a British rower.
Jill Henselwood is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list List of Famous Equestrians
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 ...more
Amy Tryon is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list List of Famous Equestrians
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. ...more
Tinne Wilhelmsson-Silfv&... is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list List of Famous Equestrians
Tinne Wilhelmsson-Silfvén
Tinne Wilhelmsson-Silfvén is a Swedish dressage rider.
Peter Thomsen is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list List of Famous Equestrians
Peter Thomsen
Peter Thomsen (Born 4 April 1961 in Flensburg, Germany) is a German eventing rider. He won the gold medal in team eventing at the 2008 Summer Olympics with his horse The Ghost of Hamish, and ...more
Abdullah bin Mutaib is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list List of Famous Equestrians
Abdullah bin Mutaib
Abdullah bin Mutaib bin Abdullah Al Saud is a Saudi show jumping rider and a member of House of Saud.
Andreas Dibowski is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list List of Famous Equestrians
Andreas Dibowski (born 29 March 1966 in Hamburg) is a German eventing rider. With his horse Butts Leon he won a gold medal in team eventing at the 2008 Summer Olympics. He is based in Dohle, ...more
Frank Ostholt is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list List of Famous Equestrians
Frank Ostholt
Frank Ostholt (born 23 September 1975 in Warendorf, West Germany) is a German eventing rider. With his horse Mr. Medicott, he won a gold medal in team eventing at the 2008 Summer Olympics. He is ...more
Steffen Peters is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list List of Famous Equestrians
Steffen Peters
Steffen Peters is a German-born equestrian who competes for the United States in dressage. He has participated in three Olympic Games, winning a bronze medal at the 1996 Summer Olympics. Peters ...more
Edward Gal is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list List of Famous Equestrians
Edward Gal
Edward Gal (born 4 March 1970 in Rheden) is a Dutch dressage rider. He and the stallion Totilas (nicknamed "Toto"), were triple gold medalists at the 2010 FEI World Equestrian Games, ...more
Ian Millar is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list List of Famous Equestrians
Ian Millar, CM (born January 6, 1947) is a Canadian Equestrian Team athlete for show jumping. He is a two-time winner of the Show Jumping World Cup and an Olympic silver medalist. Due to his ...more
Caroline Powell is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list List of Famous Equestrians
Caroline Powell is a New Zealand equestrian. At the 2012 Summer Olympics she won the bronze medal in Team eventing. She was born in Lower Hutt, New Zealand and currently lives in Kelso, ...more
Dorothee Schneider is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list List of Famous Equestrians
Dorothee Schneider is a German dressage rider competing at Olympic level. On 7 August 2012 Schneider was a member of the team which won the silver medal in the team dressage event.
Carl Bouckaert is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list List of Famous Equestrians
Carl Bouckaert is an equestrian.
Vittoria Panizzon is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list List of Famous Equestrians
Vittoria Panizzon is an equestrian.
Claudia Fassaert is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list List of Famous Equestrians
Claudia Fassaert is an equestrian.
Eric Lamaze is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list List of Famous Equestrians
Eric Lamaze (born April 17, 1968) is a member of the Canadian Equestrian Team for show jumping. He and his best known horse, Hickstead, completed the rare feat of only having one rail fall ...more
Andrew Nicholson is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list List of Famous Equestrians
Andrew Nicholson may refer to: Andrew Nicholson (basketball) (born 1989), Canadian basketball player Andrew Nicholson (equestrian) (born 1961), New Zealand Olympic equestrian Andrew Nicholson ...more
Rich Fellers is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list List of Famous Equestrians
Rich Fellers is an athlete. He represented United States of America in the 2012 Summer Olympics.
Hawley Bennett-Awad is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list List of Famous Equestrians
Hawley Bennett-Awad is a Canadian Equestrian Team athlete who competed for Canada at the 2004 and 2012 Summer Olympics in Eventing. She was also on the eventing team that won a team silver medal ...more
Joseph Murphy is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list List of Famous Equestrians
Joseph Murphy is an Irish Equestrian athlete participating the 2012 London Olympics.
Billy Twomey is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list List of Famous Equestrians
William "Billy" Twomey (born 14 April 1977) is an Irish equestrian and is Ireland's highest ranked show jumper.
Stefano Brecciaroli is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list List of Famous Equestrians
Stefano Brecciaroli is a police officer and an equestrian.
Michael Jung is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list List of Famous Equestrians
Michael Jung is an athlete. He represented France in the 2012 Summer Olympics.