Gwyneth Paltrow‘s daughter Apple, 6, is a big fan of designer Stella McCartney but it’s not for her groundbreaking fashion. Turns out Apple and Stella share a passion for horse riding.
“Apple has turned into quite an equestrian and as I can’t bear horses or riding Stella takes her out,” Gwyneth told the Daily Mail.
And we’re not talking pony rides – Apple is skilled enough to have impressed the judges at the 35th Annual Hampton Classic Horse Show in Bridgehampton, New York, last weekend where she competed in the category known as Leadline, a division for the youngest riders.
Stella is currently pregnant with her fourth child and isn’t doing much riding herself, but she’s impressed with her protegé. “Apple’s gorgeous and really good on horseback. Better than that, I’ve turned her vegetarian,” she said.
And in turn, Gwyneth, who is married to Coldplay’s Chris Martin, is amazed at the influence her friend has had on her daughter. “I sent Stella a picture of Apple having a riding lesson wearing a PETA T-shirt and said, ‘She’s your child!’ They have really bonded.”