As much as we love seeing pictures of The Queen out riding her fell pony or Katie Price’s glamorous country gear, we can’t help but feel a little excited about discovering a new horse-loving celebrity. With this being said, SPILLERS brings you a list of 8 unexpected celebrities who love to ride!

Johnny Depp

Having had many horseback riding roles in films such as Dead Man, Sleepy Hollow, Lone Ranger, and The Man Who Cried, Johnny Depp has built up quite the equestrian background. After bonding with one horse in particular whilst filming Sleepy Hollow, Depp decided to adopt gelding “Golden Eye” as he was due to be put-down after filming.  Here’s us thinking that Johnny couldn’t get ANY more attractive!

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Jamie Foxx

Probably one of the most surprising stars on the list is Hip-Hop legend and actor Jamie Foxx who actually rode his own chestnut horse, Cheetah, in the blockbuster hit, Django Unchained.

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Julia Roberts

When she isn’t filming our all-time favourite rom-coms with the dreamy Richard Gere, Julia Roberts is actually riding horses at the ranch she owns in Mexico. We always suspected a natural rider when we saw her gallop away wearing that huge wedding dress in Runaway Bride.

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Robert Redford

3 words – The Horse Whisperer. Possibly every horse lover’s favourite film ever? Not only does Redford ride and own several horses, he is also a spokesman for protecting wild horses in America.

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Sir Paul McCartney

British superstar and ¼ of The Beatles, Sir Paul McCartney followed in his wife’s footsteps and fell in love with horses. He now owns several horses and keeps them at his ranch in Arizona, US.

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Shania Twain

Man, I feel like an equestrian! Twain once said “I’ve always wanted to include horses in my life as much as possible.  Once I was able to be around horses, I never wanted to stop.” - So much so that she even brought on stage one of her own horses when she performed at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas!

LAS VEGAS, NV - DECEMBER 01: Singer Shania Twain performs during the debut of her residency show "Shania: Still the One" at The Colosseum at Caesars Palace on December 1, 2012 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Denise Truscello/WireImage)

Patrick Swayze

The late heartthrob, Patrick Swayze, had a huge passion for Arabian horses. He and his horse-crazed wife regularly showed and bred Arabs near their New Mexico home. When asked what he liked about Arabs, Swayze answered “Their beauty. I like the form of the head, the proud trot, and their harmonious physique. I am a dancer, and I can tell when a body is made with function in mind.  A healthy Arabian is built for function and that fascinates me.” Don’t worry Patrick, we felt the same when we saw you in Dirty Dancing.

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During her marriage to British film maker, Guy Ritchie, Madonna took up horse riding in the UK. On her 47th birthday she suffered an accident where she broke 8 bones whilst out riding an unfamiliar horse. That didn’t stop this material girl getting back in the saddle though as these days she still enjoys riding horses whilst in the Hamptons.

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Do you know of any surprising A-listers that ride horses? Let us know in the comments below!