Mary-Kate Olsen shows off her incredible equestrian skills as she places THIRD at the Longines Global Champions Tour in Rome  

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Actress and fashion mogul Mary-Kate Olsen is also a competitive show jumper.

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The 35-year-old hone his equestrian skills as he finished third at the Longines Global Champions Tour in Rome on Saturday.

Mary-Kate, who rose to fame as a child star of the nineties alongside twin sister Ashley in the TV sitcom Full House, looked like a natural in her equestrian gear and jodhpurs.

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Multifunctional: Mary-Kate Olsen (pictured), 35, is a skilled equestrian as she finished third at the Longines Global Champions Tour in Rome on Saturday.

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Mary-Kate made an entrance with a fashionable pair of narrow-framed dark sunglasses, showing off her style credentials.

She looked a natural while crossing the bars with ease at the prestigious event.

While her passion for competitive show jumping may come as a surprise to some, the fashion designer first ‘fell in love’ with the sport at the age of six.

In her element: The actress and fashion mogul looked like a natural as she crossed the bars with ease at the prestigious event

In her element: The actress and fashion mogul looked like a natural as she crossed the bars with ease at the prestigious event

Riding gear: Mary-Kate, who rose to fame as a child star of the nineties alongside twin sister Ashley in the TV sitcom Full House, looked like a natural in her equestrian gear and jodhpur

Riding gear: Mary-Kate, who rose to fame as a child star of the nineties alongside twin sister Ashley in the TV sitcom Full House, looked like a natural in her equestrian gear and jodhpur

Her passion: While her passion for competitive show jumping may come as a surprise to some, the fashion designer first 'fell in love' with the sport at the age of six

Her passion: While her passion for competitive show jumping may come as a surprise to some, the fashion designer first ‘fell in love’ with the sport at the age of six

‘I was six when I first fell in love and it was with a pony named 4×4,’ Mary-Kate previously revealed in a profile HITS.

Mary-Kate participated in the equestrian team while attending Campbell Hall School in Los Angeles, but later dropped it when she relocated to New York.

“Having horse riding as an outlet was very important because it allowed me to have another life and outlet outside of work and school,” she said. ‘I continued to ride through high school and stopped when I moved to New York.’

From a young age: 'I was six years old when I first fell in love and it was with a pony named 4x4,' Mary-Kate previously revealed in a profile for HITS

From a young age: ‘I was six years old when I first fell in love and it was with a pony named 4×4,’ Mary-Kate previously revealed in a profile for HITS

Growing up in Los Angeles, Mary-Kate participated in the equestrian team while attending Campbell Hall School in Los Angeles, but later dropped it when she relocated to New York.

Growing up in Los Angeles, Mary-Kate participated in the equestrian team while attending Campbell Hall School in Los Angeles, but later dropped it when she moved to New York.

Another outlet: 'It was very important to have horse riding as an outlet because it allowed me to have another life and outlet outside of work and school,' she said

Short break: 'I continued to ride through high school and stopped when I moved to New York,' she said

Another outlet: ‘It was very important to have horse riding as an outlet because it allowed me to have another life and outlet outside of work and school,’ she said. ‘I continued to ride through high school and stopped when I moved to New York’

However it was not long before Mary-Kate picked up her jodhpurs once again and began horse riding.

‘I got back into the sport because I used to miss it every day that I wasn’t riding. Leaving it was the hardest thing and coming back was the hardest thing,’ she explained.

The Elizabeth and James designer also revealed how her love of horse riding inspired some of her clothing designs, most notably with structured blazers.

Taking it seriously: Although Mary-Kate picked up her jodhpur once again and it didn't take long to start the ride

Taking it seriously: Although Mary-Kate picked up her jodhpur once again and it didn’t take long to start the ride

Part of her identity: 'I got back into the sport because I missed it every day that I wasn't riding.  Leaving was the hardest thing and coming back was the hardest thing,' she explained

Part of her identity: ‘I got back into the sport because I missed it every day that I wasn’t riding. Leaving was the hardest thing and coming back was the hardest thing,’ she explained

The Sister Act: Elizabeth & James designer also revealed how her love of horse riding inspired some of her clothing designs, most notably with structured blazers.  Picture with twin sister Ashley in June 2019

The Sister Act: Elizabeth & James designer also revealed how her love of horse riding inspired some of her clothing designs, most notably with structured blazers. Picture with twin sister Ashley in June 2019

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