Sofya Abramovich will easily re-jump Karina Rotenberg

The daughters of Roman Abramovich, the wife of Boris Rotenberg, Elena Baturina, Oleg Deripaska and other participants in the Forbes rating and their loved ones, keen on equestrian sports and horse breeding.
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Equestrian sport has always been a privilege of the Russian aristocracy. In Soviet times, specialized schools supported the state, but after the collapse of the Union, institutions barely survived. Fashion revived in the early 2000s, when Vladimir Putin became the owner of thoroughbred horses. According to TASS, the first horse - the Oryol trotter - was presented to the president back in 2000 by the then governor of the Oryol region, Yegor Stroyev. A year later, another heavyweight head of the region, the president of Bashkortostan, Murtaza Rakhimov, replenished the collection of the Russian leader with Akhal-Teke Nagar. Equestrianism has not yet become a national hobby - primarily because of the high cost of classes. According to portal estimates, the average annual horse costs € 10,000, the top-level horse - € 5-6 million, a trip to the international tournament of one rider with several horses - € 10,000-15,000. Such costs are usually affordable only for representatives business and political elite of the country. Confirmation of this fact is the figure of the former wife of the chairman of the board of Rosneft Igor Sechin Marina Sechina at the head of the Equestrian Federation of Russia. Forbes recalled which of the participants in the ranking of 200 richest businessmen in Russia, their wives and children is seriously involved in equestrian sports - as an athlete or businessman. Details are in the gallery.

Sofya Abramovich

Sofya Abramovich, the 22-year-old second daughter of Roman Abramovich and his ex-wife Irina, is engaged in show jumping - overcoming obstacles of a certain height on a route from 200 to 1100 m. Father sometimes comes to international competitions to support Sofya. She became interested in show jumping after visiting the London Olympics in 2012, where she lives with her mother. The family has an estate with a stable for 100 horses in English Hampshire. Sophia has three horses of her own - a 15-year-old black Zanzibar stallion and two mares: 13-year-old Sacree du Rouet (Dora's house name) and Billy Fraulein (in a simple way - Fleur), both chestnut-colored. In 2014, Abramovich’s daughter changed her sports “citizenship” and began to speak not for Russia, but under the British flag. Her best result in 2019 was a victory at the Sacree du Rouet in one of the Sunshine Tour races in the Spanish Vejer de la Fronetera.

Arina Abramovich

The 18-year-old third daughter of Roman Abramovich and his ex-wife Irina received her own pony of the Pringle show class from her father for the New Year. Together with him she attended the tournaments of her older sister Sophia, and then she began to compete in show jumping. According to the website of the International Equestrian Federation, Arina's last best result of 2018 is 4th place in the 11-year-old Dino chestnut stallion in competitions in the French Fontainebleau. Last year, the Equestrian Federation of Russia recognized the country's junior national show jumping team, which includes Abramovich’s daughter, as the team of the year.
Ekaterina Rybolovleva

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

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 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.

Elena Baturina

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."
Andrey Rappoport

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.

Karina Rotenberg

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.