Elsa Pataky was announced on Friday as the official Magic Millions Global Ambassador for show jumping, cementing her love for horse riding. The Interceptor star, 46, will be attending next year’s Pacific Fair Magic Millions Polo & Show Jumping on Queensland’s Gold Coast, donning her new title. 

She continued: ‘Horse people are passionate. I love the energy, and having a way to express and share that with other people who feel the same way at Magic Millions is something I am so looking forward to, and I cannot wait to see it all come together in January.’

‘Show jumping is one of my greatest passions and getting that phone call from Katie Page [Magic Millions co-owner] was just a dream come true for me,’ she told the auction house.

Katie sang her praises of the Spanish actress and model, saying she was ‘perfect’ for the ambassador title. The Magic Millions auction house is best known for its annual Gold Coast Yearling Sale in January. 

Elsa has often been open about her passion for horses and the equestrian sphere. In August last year, it was revealed she and her husband of 11 years, Chris Hemsworth, had submitted plans to build a second ‘Westfield-style’ home near their existing Byron Bay mega-mansion. 

Katie sang her praises of the Spanish actress and model, saying she was ‘perfect’ for the ambassador title. However, it also hosts a horse race which is restricted to two-year-old Thoroughbreds bought at one of their auctions.  

The A-list couple also came under fire after building a large stable complex on their existing property, knocking the top off a hill to create an enormous horse ring.

‘Apparently his mates call it ‘El Caballo Blanco’ named after a large equine Andalusian theme park that operated in western Sydney in the ’70s, ’80s and ’90s,’ a source told Daily Mail Australia that month.

Elsa spoke about her love of horse riding in an interview with Australian Women’s Health in March last year, and said it had kept her sane during lockdown. ‘When we were in lockdown, I could still ride, so it was [all about] my family, my husband and my horses,’ she told the publication.

‘It’s such a passion, kind of like meditation for me. I think it’s important for your mind to have something you enjoy  a hobby that’s just for you and your time.’

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