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Famous Horses and Riders

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This list currently excludes fiction, myths and characters and stars of film, television and horse racing.

Famous Horses and Riders sorted by Horse, or Owner / Rider

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Horse Owner / Rider See Notes
Ajax General Robert E. Lee
Aldebaron General Philip H. Sheridan
Alfana Gradasso, King of Sericane
Altobello King Henry VIII of England
Aquiline Raymond IV, Count of Toulouse
Babieca El Cid A white horse (the name means “stupid”).  Sometimes called  Bavieca.
Baldy General George Meade Old Baldy
Bavieca El Cid Babieca
Bear Elvis Presley
Bijou Count Johan Augustus Sandels
Black Agnes Mary, Queen of Scots Palfrey given her by her brother Moray, and named after Countess Agnes of Dunbar
Black Bess Dick Turpin The faithful mare that Turpin allegedly rode from London to York
Blackie General George Meade
Blackie Chief Sitting Bull
Blackjack Jefferson Davis
Bleistein Theodore “Teddy” Roosevelt
Blueskin General George Washington
Brown Beauty Paul Revere Sometimes called Brown Betty.  The Narragansett Pacer that he rode during his famous ride of April 18, 1775
Brown Betty Paul Revere Brown Beauty
Brown-Roan General Robert E. Lee
Bucephalus Alexander the Great The name is Greek for “ox-headed.”
Burmese Queen Elizabeth II A black mare, given to Queen Elizabeth II by the Royal Canadian Mounted Police.
Chetak Maharana Pratap
Cincinnati General Ulysses S. Grant
Comanche Captain Myles Keogh Comanche was the only documented survivor of General Custer’s 7th Cavalry at the Battle of Little Bighorn
Copenhagen Duke of Wellington Chestnut charger ridden at the battle of Waterloo
Cyrus Napoleon Bonaparte Ridden at Austerlitz
Dandy General George Armstrong Custer
Désirée Napoleon Bonaparte Ridden at Waterloo
Dhūljānāḥ Husayn ibn Ali Ridden at the Battle of Karbala
Doit El Cid
Dolly General William T. Sherman
Don Juan General George Armstrong Custer
Duke General William T. Sherman
Egypt General Ulysses S. Grant
El Morzillo Hernán Cortés Black stallion who was worshipped by the Indians of Honduras
Ellen Edenberg General George Washington With Washington at Valley Forge
Fancy General Stonewall Jackson Little Sorrel
Fox General Ulysses S. Grant
Gato Aime Felix Tschiffely Featured in Tschiffely’s Ride. See also Mancha
Gazala Baldwin I of Jerusalem
Gertie General George Meade
Governatore King Henry VIII of England
Harry General George Armstrong Custer
Herodot Napoleon Bonaparte
Highfly Major General Jeb Stuart
Hirondelle Bevis of Hampton Arundel was named after Bevis’s horse
Incitatus Caligula Housed in a stall of marble and serenaded by musicians.
Intendant Napoleon Bonaparte A pure white Norman nicknamed “Coco” by the Imperial Guard
Jack General Ulysses S. Grant
Jeff Davis General Ulysses S. Grant
Jenny Geddes Robert Burns
Kangaroo General Ulysses S. Grant
Kasztanka Józef Klemens Piłsudski
Kidron General John J. “Black Jack” Pershing
Kitty Baron Carl Gustaf Emil Mannerheim
La Pie Turenne A bay sabino Limousin mare
Lancer General George Armstrong Custer
Le Vizir Napoleon Bonaparte Gray Arabian stallion – accompanied Napoleon to St Helena in 1815
Lexington General William T. Sherman
Little Sorrel General Stonewall Jackson Originall called Fancy and later known as Old Sorrel
Little Texas Theodore “Teddy” Roosevelt
Lucy Long General Robert E. Lee
Magnolia General George Washington
Mancha Aime Felix Tschiffely Featured in Tschiffely’s Ride. See also Gato
Manitou Theodore “Teddy” Roosevelt
Marengo Napoleon Bonaparte Gray Arabian stallion – believed to have been Napoleon’s favourite horse.  Captured by the British, and outlived Napoleon by eight years
Marsala General Giuseppe Garibaldi
Matsukaze Maeda Keiji
Methuselah General Ulysses S. Grant
My Maryland Major General Jeb Stuart
Nelson General George Washington Sometimes called Old Nelson. Chestnut gelding.
Old Baldy General George Meade A bay mount, sometimes called Baldy
Old Bill General George Meade
Old Nelson General George Washington Nelson
Old Sorrel General Stonewall Jackson Little Sorrel
Old Warrior General Jack Seely Warrior
Palomo Simón Bolívar
Penelope Caligula Incitatus’s mare.
Prince Imperial Napoleon III
Richmond General Robert E. Lee
Rienzi General Philip H. Sheridan Winchester
Rising Sun Elvis Presley
Roan Barbury King Richard II of England
Roanoke General George Armstrong Custer
Roger Leo General George Washington With Washington at Valley Forge
Roitelet Napoleon Bonaparte An English-Limousin chestnut
Ronald James Brudenell, 7th Earl of Cardigan Ridden at the Battle of Balaclava
Rondy General Ulysses S. Grant
Rosabelle Mary, Queen of Scots
Sam General William T. Sherman
Siete Leguas Pancho Villa The name means “Seven Leagues”
Skylark Major General Jeb Stuart
Streiff Gustavus Adolphus Ridden at the battle of Lützen
Styrie Napoleon Bonaparte Ridden across the Great Saint-Bernard, and at Marengo
Suleiman Robert Devereux, 2nd Earl of Essex
Tauris Napoleon Bonaparte A gray ridden at Vitepsk, Smolensk, Borodino, during his entrance in Moscow, and during the retreat from Russia
Tommy Charles Darwin
Traveller General Robert E. Lee Gray war horse, previously called Jeff Davis and Greenbrier
Truxton Andrew Jackson
Vic General George Armstrong Custer Died at the Battle of Little Bighorn
Virginia Major General Jeb Stuart
Vizir Napoleon Bonaparte Le Vizir
Wagram Napoleon Bonaparte Gray Arabian stallion
Warrior General Jack Seely Sometimes called Old Warrior.  Led many charges “over the top” in WW1.
White Surrey King Richard III of England “Saddle White Surrey for the field to-morrow.” Shakespeare: Richard III., v. 3.
Winchester General Philip H. Sheridan Formerly called Rienzi.  Renamed as Winchester to celebrate Sheridan’s famous ride at the Battle of Winchester
Winston Queen Elizabeth II

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Owner / Rider  Horse Notes
Gustavus Adolphus Streiff
Alexander the Great Bucephalus
Baldwin I of Jerusalem Gazala
Bevis of Hampton Hirondelle
Simón Bolívar Palomo
Robert Burns Jenny Geddes
Caligula Incitatus 3rd Emperor of the Roman Empire
Caligula Penelope
James Brudenell, 7th Earl of Cardigan Ronald
Hernán Cortés El Morzillo
General George Armstrong Custer Dandy
General George Armstrong Custer Don Juan
General George Armstrong Custer Harry
General George Armstrong Custer Lancer
General George Armstrong Custer Roanoke
General George Armstrong Custer Vic
Charles Darwin Tommy
Jefferson Davis Blackjack President of the Confederate States of America (1861-1865)
El Cid Babieca “El Cid” was Ruy Diaz / Rodrigo Díaz de Vivar
El Cid Doit
Queen Elizabeth II Burmese
Queen Elizabeth II Winston
Robert Devereux, 2nd Earl of Essex Suleiman
General Giuseppe Garibaldi Marsala
Gradasso, King of Sericane Alfana
General Ulysses S. Grant Cincinnati 18th President of the United States (1869–1877)
General Ulysses S. Grant Egypt
General Ulysses S. Grant Fox
General Ulysses S. Grant Jack
General Ulysses S. Grant Jeff Davis
General Ulysses S. Grant Kangaroo
General Ulysses S. Grant Methuselah
General Ulysses S. Grant Rondy
King Henry VIII of England Altobello
King Henry VIII of England Governatore
Husayn ibn Ali Dhūljānāḥ
Andrew Jackson Truxton 7th President of the United States (1829–1837)
General Stonewall Jackson Little Sorrel
Captain Myles Keogh Comanche
General Robert E. Lee Ajax
General Robert E. Lee Brown-Roan
General Robert E. Lee Lucy Long
General Robert E. Lee Richmond
General Robert E. Lee Traveller
Maeda Keiji Matsukaze Japanese samurai
Baron Carl Gustaf Emil Mannerheim Kitty Marshal of Finland and 6th President of Finland (1944–1946)
Mary, Queen of Scots Black Agnes
Mary, Queen of Scots Rosabelle
General George Meade Blackie
General George Meade Gertie
General George Meade Old Baldy
General George Meade Old Bill
Napoleon Bonaparte Cyrus Emperor of the French (1804-1815)
Napoleon Bonaparte Désirée
Napoleon Bonaparte Herodot
Napoleon Bonaparte Intendant
Napoleon Bonaparte Le Vizir
Napoleon Bonaparte Marengo
Napoleon Bonaparte Roitelet
Napoleon Bonaparte Styrie
Napoleon Bonaparte Tauris
Napoleon Bonaparte Wagram
Napoleon III Prince Imperial
General John J. “Black Jack” Pershing Kidron
Józef Klemens Piłsudski Kasztanka Chief of State of the Second Republic of Poland
Maharana Pratap Chetak
Elvis Presley Bear
Elvis Presley Rising Sun
Raymond IV, Count of Toulouse Aquiline
Paul Revere Brown Beauty
King Richard II of England Roan Barbury
King Richard III of England White Surrey
Theodore “Teddy” Roosevelt Bleistein 26th President of the United States (1901–1909)
Theodore “Teddy” Roosevelt Little Texas
Theodore “Teddy” Roosevelt Manitou
Count Johan Augustus Sandels Bijou Swedish Fieldmarshall, Finnish War 1808-1809
General Jack Seely Warrior
General Philip H. Sheridan Aldebaron
General Philip H. Sheridan Winchester
General William T. Sherman Dolly
General William T. Sherman Duke
General William T. Sherman Lexington
General William T. Sherman Sam
Chief Sitting Bull Blackie
Major General Jeb Stuart Highfly
Major General Jeb Stuart My Maryland
Major General Jeb Stuart Skylark
Major General Jeb Stuart Virginia
Aime Felix Tschiffely Gato
Aime Felix Tschiffely Mancha
Turenne La Pie Henri de la Tour d’Auvergne, Vicomte de Turenne
Dick Turpin Black Bess
Pancho Villa Siete Leguas
General George Washington Blueskin 1st President of the United States (1789–1797)
General George Washington Ellen Edenberg
General George Washington Magnolia
General George Washington Nelson
General George Washington Roger Leo
Duke of Wellington Copenhagen

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Created 16 December 2011

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