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Edie Campbell reveals love of equestrian

Theresa McCaffrey

Edie Campbell reveals love of equestrian

Her face is splashed across British fashion but Edie Campbell has another passion in her life - equestrian.

Campbell has been the front of a number campaigns for some of the biggest brands in the world such as Burberry while also worked for Marc Jacobs and Alexander McQueen. However, many will not know of her dedication to horse riding and she classes equestrian as a major part of her life away from the catwalk.

The London-born supermodel was recently voted the UK's Model of the Year at the British Fashion Awards in December 2013 despite being one of the lesser known faces on the scene. She managed to beat off competition from the likes of Cara Delevingne and Sam Rollinson to claim the title. She puts a lot of her success down to her routine away from the spotlight and global fashion shows.

Campbell revealed her love of dressage and equestrian while speaking to Interview magazine in September and a new video from Nowness delved into her activity in the world of dressage. Photographer and filmmaker Linda Brownlee followed the supermodel for a week and showed her in one of her favourite places - the English countryside with her horses.

In the feature with Interview magazine, the 2013 Model of the Year explained: "It's very good for you, riding. You know how every model is like, 'I do yoga.'

"Well, I find horses to have the same effect, in that 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, particularly if you're doing dressage."

While Campbell feels comfortable enough gracing the runways for Chanel, Saint Laurent and Hermes it may not be a surprise if people see her pitching up at one of the many dressage competitions across the UK.