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LP spin-off, celebrities that are unexpected horse peeps

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  • LP spin-off, celebrities that are unexpected horse peeps

    I heard on the radio today Whoopi Goldberg defending her Michael Vick comments..she said she has 13 horses.

    I know the more obvious ones like Cheryl Crow, Bo Derek and Patrick Swayze, and the guitar player of Metallica has Freisians.

    Who else?
    I recognized with despair that I was about to be compelled to buy a horse ~
    Edith Somerville and "Martin Ross"

    "Momma" to Tiempo, Tucker and Puff, RIP my beautiful Norman 8/2012

  • #2
    William Shatner breeds and show Saddlebreds and has also had reiners
    Martha Stewart has Friesians
    Oprah has Walking Horses
    Jesse Ventura's family has Saddlebreds


    • #3
      One of the women from Desperate House Wives used to event.

      Linda Blair does all sorts of stuff with horses.

      There is actually quite the list...I should ask the boss. He spent a loooooong time in Hollywood, so could probably give you a surprising list. I know he used to teach one of the band members from Jane's Addiction and I think he had a roommate that was a drummer in some pretty big bands that had horses.


      • #4
        Along the lines of LP... the blind singer Andrea Boccelli also has horses. Arabians, I think. And he does ride in spite of his blindness.

        I thought it was either Slash or Joe Perry that had the Friesians. ?
        "I did know once, only I've sort of forgotten." - Winnie the Pooh


        • #5
          Shania Twain
          *We tolerate behaviors in human beings that would horrify us if we saw them in a horse.*
          R.I.P El Salvador*


          • #6
            George Foreman has gaited critters, including (at one time, at least) Icelandics, which makes for a really funny picture.

            Whoopi Goldberg is right near me--there was much excitement at one of the local tack shops when it came time to deliver a custom tack trunk to her (quite lovely) place.


            • #7
              Keith Richard from the Rolling Stones - shows and breeds Arab horses

              Madonna is famous for falling off them! And being photographed on them looking like a 3rd rate hooker !

              Orlando Bloom rides well and was in Pony Club.

              Bryan Ferry - lead singer from Roxy Music - Fox hunting (and I sold him a horse!)

              Katie Price (aka Jordan) - Dressage rider

              Obviously the Royal Family: Duke of Edinburgh - fei teams HDT driver
              Princess Anne - eventer and fox hunting, Prince Charles - polo player and amature national hunt jockey and fox hunting, Zara Philips - eventer, Princes William and Harry - fox hunting and polo. Queen - influential breeder of Cleveland Bays, Dutch Warmbloods, T/b's - also an outstanding rider - side saddle and astride and fox hunting.

              Doesn't Stephanie Powers do something too??


              • #8
                Joe Perry does have Fresians.

                There's a book out about celebrities and their horses...."People we know and the horses they love" or something like that.

                Jewel has horses....Mark McGrath and Alex Trebek have racehorses...Paul Newman, Richard Gere, Whoopi Goldberg, Hilary Duff, Maria Shriver (I wonder if AAAHNALD rides?), Jeff Bridges, Morgan Freeman, Christie Brinkley, and Robert Redford all have horses, too.

                Chevy Chase has Icelandics (which is almost as funny a mental image as George Foreman having them!)
                Adversity is the stone on which I sharpen my blade.


                • #9
                  Wayne Newton has/had Arabians.

                  Charles Bronson's wife...is it Bo Dereck has Andies or Lusitanos


                  • #10
                    Lyle Lovett and Morgan Freeman. And in my youth fellow competitors included Doc Severinson's kid and A.J. Foyt's kid (a tb trainer in KY last I heard).


                    • #11
                      I saw Robin Quivers (Howard Sterns sidekick) at HITS Ellenville several years ago.
                      Her horse Flash? Blaze? refused 3 times and she came out laughing... gotta' give her props for that since when they announced that she was riding EVERYONE came over to watch.
                      Yo/Yousolong April 23rd, 1985- April 15th, 2014



                      • #12
                        Whoopi spends a lot of time in my neighborhood. She has a man friend here..for the last 5 years or so. He's a nice, small-time local guy who owns some beautiful property. He's unpretentious.

                        They are building a really beautiful place refered to locally as "The Compound". I'm sure he provided the land and she's behind the house. I'm surprised to hear she has horses. There's plenty of land for horses but I haven't seen a barn-type building going up. It could be coming.

                        She's a regular site in this small town. No one bothers her.


                        • #13
                          Not Hollywood, but Joe Montana is an avid western rider and his wife has done the hunters for a long long time. She owned one of the South Pacific kids that was such a knockout.
                          Nina's Story
                          Epona Comm on FB


                          • #14
                            [QUOTE=Thomas_1;2668834]Keith Richard from the Rolling Stones - shows and breeds Arab horses

                            Right band, wrong member? Were you thinking of Charlie Watts?
                            Shirley and Charlie Watts own Halsdon Arabians. (http://www.halsdonarabians.com/index.htm)

                            Shirley Watts recently purchased the highest selling horse at the 2007 Pride of Poland Sale. Beautiful 2003 bay mare named Pieta.

                            Haven't heard about Keith Richards owning Arabians. I would see him as more of an Akhal Teke kinda guy


                            • #15
                              re: title

                              I've been reading waaay too many threads about NH...I kept on trying to make sense out of this title thinking you meant Linda Parelli, until it finally clicked you meant the thread on Luciano Pavarotti.

                              Elizabeth Tayor was given the horse she rode in National Velvet for her birthday...I think his name was Prince Charming.

                              James Cagney raised Morgans (Yep - I'm a TCM whore )
                              edit : pictures of his ranch: http://www.americassuburb.com/cagney.html
                              Let us eat, drink, and be merry. For tomorrow we die.


                              • #16
                                I had a day off of work a few weeks ago and was watching Martha Stewart's show. I started laughing histerically when she called out her groom for being sick over the weekend. it was something along the lines of "I had so much time this weekend to come up with this wonderful thing, because I could not go riding because my groom was not there! Thanks so much!"

                                Um... you can't go brush off a horse and tack them up yourself?


                                • #17
                                  The opera singer Pavarotti, who just died, loved to ride. He was a very large man and went to great effort to get big, sturdy, horses who could carry him comfortably. (Had an 17-h Irish hunter, I heard). He would sing to them. Lucky horses.

                                  Under carefully controlled conditions of breeding, training, and care, a horse will do whatever it damn well pleases.


                                  • #18
                                    My wonderful old gem of a Trak mare was bred by... erm... don't know his first name, but Graham (Steve maybe?) of the Rock Group Foreigner. The breeding cert actually has his sister or wife's name, with the real surname (Grammatica (sp))

                                    Sorry, not my kind of music...

                                    Mare was a fancy TB hunter show name "Right for the Times" bred to Anne Gribbons/Knoll Farm's *Malachit.

                                    That's my brush with fame.
                                    InnisFailte Pinto Sporthorses & Coloured Cobs

                                    Bits are like cats, what's one more? (Petstorejunkie)


                                    • #19
                                      Stephanie Powers is a polo player.

                                      Pretty darned sure my Dad said John Wayne had horses, but for the life of me I can't remember what breed, when or where. What can I say, I was a kid when they sat down over a few toddies, lol


                                      • #20
                                        George Foreman has Saddlebreds. He likes to buy studs ... keeps them whole. I know that he has at least a cremello and a black stud.

                                        Ronald Reagan had a variety of horses. He was given a Saddlebred by Callaway Hills stables.

                                        Patrick Duffy has Saddlebreds. So does Carson Kressley. He also rides Friesians. His family had Shetland ponies. The lady who played Miss Kitty on Gunsmoke (Amanda???) had hackney ponies. Stephen Jobs (Apple Computer) had Morgans. Ahhnold and Bo Derek have Andalusians and Maria Shriver rides.

                                        Dennis Quaid has horses on his ranch in Montana. Robert Redford is partial to Palominos. Christie Brinkley rides cutting horses as does Joe Montana and Tanya Tucker. Richard Gere has Appys. Oprah has TWH. Zsa Zsa Gabor competed on TWH. Swayze and Newton have Arabs.

                                        Shatner is one of the few Rose Parade Grand Marshals to ever RIDE. He rode his own Saddlebred. He just won a World Championship with his road horse (Standardbred) at the Kentucky State Fair in August. His wife, Liz, is a former horse trainer and I watched her win her own World Championship on her ASB, Boston Legal, just a few classes later. They did the same thing a few years ago as well ...

                                        Lindsay and Sydney Greenbush (played Carrie Ingalls on Little House on the Prairie) are actually horse trainers now. Another LHOP alum, Melissa Gilbert also has horses.

                                        Madonna, Alyssa Milano, Alex Trebek ...