Mary-Kate Olsen is continuing to perfect her childhood passion, horseback riding.
On Saturday, July 6, she rode her prized stallion Naomi and competed against other equestrians in the Longines Global Champions Tour at Paris.
As readers know, the former Full House star is not a stranger to riding horses. Back in May, she competed when the tour made its stop at the exclusive Club de Campo Villa de Madrid in Madrid, Spain. She even sat back after her match with her older husband Olivier Sarkozy to watch and enjoy another horseback riding event.
While her competitions have garnered the attention of media outlets as of late, Mary-Kate actually has been in competitive show jumping long enough to have built a great reputation and rapport with others in the sport.
Her love for horses started at 6 years old when she fell for 4x4, a pony on the set of the show she was working on at the time. With years away from the sport, she’s returned to her passion and now rides horses on the weekends.
“I came back to the sport because I missed it every day that I wasn't riding,” she once said. “It was the hardest thing to leave and the hardest thing to come back to.”
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Mary-Kate Olsen showed off her rider skills this weekend while at the Paris Eiffel Jumping in the Champ de Mars in Paris, France.
For the most part, she appeared to be focused as she rode her trusted steed Naomi.
But Mary-Kate also managed to put on a smile as well. After all, competitive show jumping makes her happy and puts her at ease.
“Horses teach you a lot about yourself,” the twin once said.
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Benefits Of Horseriding
"Horseriding allows me to exist in another world and it allows me to practice being accepting, patient, disciplined, compassionate, competitive, and all of those other emotions that are very important to have in your everyday life.”
Words Of Advice
Mary-Kate has also recommended other people find something that helps them do the same.
Key To Productivity
“You find the thing that helps you relax and if you don’t have it, you have to look for it. Or you get burned out and then you’re not productive,” she said.
The star, 33, who has a clothing line with her sister Ashley, brought fashion to horseback riding with her all-white ensemble.
Mix And Match
Mary-Kate added hints of black with her belt and riding boots and a pop of color with her maroon hat when she wasn’t riding.