At a time when most celebrity kids pursue careers that are similar to those of their parents, there exist one or two unique individuals that have decided to carve their name in a different profession. One of such people is Hannah Selleck, the daughter of American actor and producer, Tom Selleck. Hannah Margaret Selleck is doing something so completely different from her parent's career path. She is an equestrian, and horse racer that has been competing on the Grand Prix level. She developed a love for horses while growing up in her family Ranch and has followed up her passion by venturing into the horse breeding industry with the purpose of raising horses for horse racing in the United States.
Early life of Hannah Selleck
Tom Selleck and his second wife Jillie Joan Mack - a former dancer and actress - welcomed their daughter Hannah Selleck on December 16th, 1988. Hannah came along a year, after the couple's wedding on August 7th, 1987. She is the only biological child of the actor who also has an adopted child from his first marriage, Kevin Selleck who has also joined them in the industry as an actor and musician.
Meanwhile, Tom Selleck who was born on January 29, 1945, is a famous actor who made his debut on-screen appearance in 1965, with The Dating Game. He has featured in several TV series and movies with the most prominent being Blue Blood and Magnum P. I. which aired from 1980- 1988.
Tom Selleck was at the high point of his career when he welcomed his daughter but he took the decision to quit in order to create more time for his family. Consequently, he brought a ranch spanning 65 acres in Hidden Valley, near Los Angeles where he hoped his children would grow up surrounded by the countryside. He told People's Magazine in 2012 that he 'quit Magnum to have a family.
According to him, 'I took a long time to get off the train, but I try very hard to have balance, and this ranch has helped me do that.' Therefore, his daughter Hannah Selleck was raised away from the Hollywood spotlight and was able to enjoy a normal childhood. She grew up on the ranch where she learned to love ponies and take care of them. She was already a good horse rider by the age of four and also devoted some time to learning ballet, soccer and ice-skating. She also did some modelling gigs at some point, adding to the vast array of career options available to her.
However, when it was time to concentrate on one, her love for horses overshadowed all other interests and that's what made her stick to an equestrian lifestyle.
Hannah Selleck career
Hannah Selleck began horse riding training at the Foxfield Riding School, Westlake Village, California, which she combined with her educational pursuits. She learned from Karen Healey and began her amateur career, winning medals at the 2008 North American Junior and Young Rider Championships, as well as the 2008 Platinum Performance/U.S. Equestrian Federation (USEF).
Furthermore, Selleck didn't leave conventional Education behind in the pursuit of her passion, as she obtained a degree in Communication from the Loyola Marymount University.
In 2011, she went for an internship in a Public Relations outfit in Beverly Hills for six months after which she returned to her horses. She then worked as a horse trainer for his coach and was inspired to find a boutique breeding and horse training business. She created Descanso Farm with massive support from her father, who loved the idea of developing sports horses right from the breeding selection to competition level.
Meanwhile, Hannah Selleck has progressed rapidly in her career and has won many laurels including gold at the 2008 NAJYRC with her teammates. She is popular in the equestrian world and has done some modelling for her sponsors. She has also graced the front cover of some prominent magazine such as Sidelines, Equestrian Living, and Palm Beach
Hannah Selleck's Love life
While there are lots of information regarding Hannah Selleck's public life, the beautiful blonde has managed to keep the details of her love life under wraps. She was suspected to be dating Beto Gutierrez at some point but there has been no confirmation from either of them.
In the meantime, she is living a comfortable life with her father's net worth of $45 million as well as her competitive horse racing and breeding business.