Did You Know Bella Hadid Is Training for the 2016 Olympics? Find Out What Sport She Hopes to Compete In!

Model is a passionate equestrian

By Kendall Fisher Sep 30, 2015 9:38 PMTags
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Bella Hadid is best known for her career in modeling and being the sister of mega supermodel Gigi Hadid. However, she's trying to make a name for herself in something else…

The 18-year-old is an award-winning, nationally-ranked equestrian. Opening up in a five-page article with PORTER magazine, she reveals that she's so passionate about horseback riding she's been training to hopefully compete in the 2016 Olympics.

Bella started riding horses at just 3-years-old, telling the publication, "My devotion stemmed from my mom's love of horses. I have been riding since I could walk and the fact that my mom knew everything about horses really helped my passion grow."

Her love of horses provides a great focus outside of her career in modelling. "You know how every model is like, 'I do yoga.' Well, I find horses have the same effect. You have to put your ego aside and concentrate on making the horse do the things you want it to do, and move in the way you want it to move."

The accompanying 11-pagespread of Bella in PORTER combines both of her passions, creating an equestrian-themed shoot that captures her expert riding skills while also showcasing this season's styles.

The model dons clean-cut fall and winter styles from 2015 Fashion Week such as jackets, boots, turtleneck sweaters and shirts. Brands include Isabel Marant, Michael Kors, Mulberry and Givenchy among others.

Speaking of fashion week, Bella most recently got to strut her stuff on the runway with her sister and Kendall Jenner for the spring 2016 Diane Von Furstenberg collection at New York Fashion Week earlier this month. Bella walked alongside Gigi, wearing a bright, floral jumpsuit while carrying a fringe bag.

To see the full Bella Hadid shoot,  buy the latest issue of PORTER, on sale globally on Friday Oct. 2. Also available as a digital edition here.

Watch: Lily Aldridge & Gigi Hadid's First Time Walking in DVF Show