Not so long ago, surfing was the hobby the stars were all keen to be seen trying.

Now it seems horse riding has become the chic pastime of the moment.

If you take the glossy high fashion magazine Vogue as a barometer for what is ‘in’ then horse riding has to score particularly highly right now.

Recent editions this year have featured a host of stylish women revealing their passion for horse riding including television presenter and style icon Alexa Chung and Burberry model Edie Campbell, daughter of former Vogue fashion editor Sophie Hicks.

Horse riding has always been favoured by British royalty and Zara Phillips and her mother Princess Anne are famously accomplished horsewomen.

But in Europe, as reported in the pages of Vogue, Charlotte Casiraghi, daughter of Princess Caroline of Monaco, was sponsored by Gucci last year and competed wearing an exclusive equestrian wardrobe, designed for her by Gucci creative director Frida Giannini.

Looking effortlessly elegant, star of the Twilight vampire saga Kristen Stewart has also been frequently snapped off duty enjoying spending time on her horse.

But if you want to combine the two hobbies, the Extreme Horse Riding website demonstrates the art of Horse Surfing.