Mary-Kate Olsen cuts an athletic figure in riding gear at the Longines Paris Eiffel Jumping competition

Mary-Kate Olsen cuts an athletic figure in a full riding ensemble at the Longines Paris Eiffel Jumping competition

Mary-Kate Olsen looked set to win the Longines Paris Eiffel Jumping competition in Paris, France on Saturday.

The actress, 36, donned a black jacket over a white shirt and matching white pants.

She wore knee-length riding boots and a black helmet to protect her head when she rode her brown horse.

Winning time: Mary-Kate Olsen looked set to win the Longines Paris Eiffel Jumping competition in Paris on Saturday

During part of the competition, she put a blue adornment on her prancing horse as it leapt across the dirt at the venue.

She jumped the horse over several short log fences as onlookers watched.

The Longines Paris Eiffel Jumping competition is an annual event, with its eighth edition taking place this year.

Riding outfit: The actress, 36, donned a black jacket over a white shirt and matching white pants

Riding outfit: The actress, 36, donned a black jacket over a white shirt and matching white pants

Bouncing: During part of the competition, she put a blue adornment on her prancing horse as it leaped through the dirt at the site

Bouncing: During part of the competition, she put a blue adornment on her prancing horse as it leaped through the dirt at the site

Protecting herself: She wore knee-length riding boots and a black helmet to protect her head as she rode her brown horse

Protecting herself: She wore knee-length riding boots and a black helmet to protect her head as she rode her brown horse

Eighth edition: The Longines Paris Eiffel Jumping competition is an annual event, with its eighth edition taking place this year

Eighth edition: The Longines Paris Eiffel Jumping competition is an annual event, with its eighth edition taking place this year

The pageant featured horse dancers and riders from around the world competing for top prizes at the event at the Champ de Mars in Paris.

The Longines Paris Eiffel Jumping is part of a worldwide series of competitions of the Longines Global Champions Tour.

Olsen has been on the tour several times, including last year when she competed in Rome in September.

Competition: The competition features horse dancers and riders from around the world competing for top prizes at the event at the Champ de Mars in Paris.

Competition: The competition features horse dancers and riders from around the world competing for top prizes at the event at the Champ de Mars in Paris.

World tour: the Longines Paris Eiffel Jumping is part of a world series of competitions of the Longines Global Champions Tour

World tour: the Longines Paris Eiffel Jumping is part of a world series of competitions of the Longines Global Champions Tour

Keep competing: Olsen has been on the tour several times, including last year when she competed in Rome in September

Keep competing: Olsen has been on the tour several times, including last year when she competed in Rome in September

She placed third in this competition, a much better performance than in 2019 when she was disqualified from a competition for a “miscourse” during one of her races.

The Full House star started riding horses at a very young age and her character Michelle from the hit show, who she played with her twin daughter Ashley, also took up the hobby.

“Having horseback riding as an outlet was super important because it allowed me to have another life and an outlet outside of work and school,” she said in a biography on HITS LLC. website. “I kept riding in high school and quit when I moved to New York.”

While a beloved child star, Mary-Kate quit acting after her performance in the 2011 film Beastly.

Acting: While a beloved child star, Mary-Kate quit acting after her performance in the 2011 film Beastly

Acting: While a beloved child star, Mary-Kate quit acting after her performance in the 2011 film Beastly

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Clyde P. Johnson