After several years of training, the daughter of Dmitry Rybolovlev in 2017 first performed at the Officiel d’Evordes, and already in 2009, on the Malin Baryard-Johnsson horse to the Boney M song Rasputin, she won the Paris Gucci Masters tournament. The best result of 2017, the last of those listed on the website of the International Equestrian Federation, is the fourth place in Cannes on the 16-year-old gray Holstein stallion Cherubin van de Helle. On her second horse - 16-year-old Dutch chestnut mare Uropo - at the same competitions Rybolovlev remained tenth. After the birth of the child, the daughter of the former shareholder of Uralkali and the current owner of the football club Monaco stopped speaking.
Oleg Deripaska, Chairman of the Basic Element Supervisory Board, bought the Voskhod stud farm in the Krasnodar Territory in the spring of 2004, which owned one of the best Russian racehorses, the Akbash stallion. In July of that year, Akbash confirmed his reputation by winning the President’s Prize at the Moscow Hippodrome. All past years after this, the horses of the plant continued to win in Russian competitions. So in 2019, at one of the main national season seasons, the Voskhod stallion Equist, who covered 2800 m in 3 minutes 8 seconds, won the Minister of Agriculture Prize and brought the plant more than 1.5 million rubles in revenue. Voskhod’s horses also took second place in the race for a prize in honor of workers in the oil, gas and fuel industries (Mamir stallion), fourth in the prize “In honor of Russian Day” (Mare Entrant). The total winnings of the plant’s pupils at the tournament exceeded 2.4 million rubles. Being at the factory, Deripaska, according to the Yuga.ru portal, himself mounts a horse and keeps himself well in the saddle. At the same time, horse racing and racing are not considered equestrian sports, but primarily a test of horses. Last in this industry are estimated by the sum of the collected prizes.
The wife of former Moscow mayor Yuri Luzhkov, president of Inteco Management, Elena Baturina, became interested in horse riding in 1995. The creator of the center “Eye Microsurgery” Svyatoslav Fedorov “planted” it on a horse. And the president of Kabardino-Balkaria, Valery Kokov, presented the first horse - the Kabardian stallion Shaulokh. True, because of the bad nature of the animal, Baturin could not ride it. Her first “full-fledged” pet was Lilovy, whom she looked after with her neighbors in the Moscow Hippodrome. The number of horses was replenished by gifts to Luzhkov as mayor. From 1999 to 2005, Baturina was president of the Equestrian Federation of Russia and practically sponsored the federation. With its submission, the Mayor’s Cup tournament was organized. In 2002, she began to revive the old Weedern stud farm near Kaliningrad, which is engaged in pedigree breeding of thoroughbred horses of Hanover, Holstein and Trakenen breeds and is now part of the Luzhkov agricultural holding "Meadow Meadows". In an interview, Baturin admitted that "Luzhkov can handle any horse."
56-year-old president of the Moscow School of Management Skolkovo, Andrei Rappoport, enjoys high-speed pistol shooting. But this is not his only “non-working" hobby. In 2005, the billionaire bought the Zlynsky stud farm in the Oryol Region, engaged in the breeding of the Russian trotter breed of horses, which was obtained by crossing American and Oryol trotters. The plant was in poor condition, and it took a lot of money to restore it. “I know how and where to make money, but here I want to spend it,” Rappoport told Forbes. He often flew to the factory in a helicopter to engage in horse riding.
As a child, the wife of billionaire Boris Rotenberg dreamed of riding, but his parents were wary of equestrian sports and were not eager to take their daughter to an equestrian school on the other side of Leningrad. Then, finding the address of another stable, Karina began to go there herself - to look after the horses. At the age of 20, already in an independent life, she was able to afford a decent horse and trainer. Karina began to compete even before marriage, and when she married Rotenberg, he began to buy her horses. By 2014, the family stable already had seven goals. And the wife’s love for jumping led to this sport and her husband, who was engaged in judo and hockey by this time. “My husband started horseback riding just to be with me,” she told My Way. “And then he got so involved that now he even goes to competitions and takes prizes.” This year, on the 16-year-old gray stallion Gribaldi van 't' s Gravenhof, Rothenberg took 7th place in the Mediterranian Equestrian Tour tournament in Spanish Oliva. Karina was also ninth on a 12-year-old gray Casscare stallion.