Just who is Hannah Selleck, the gorgeous daughter of Tom Selleck and Jillie Mack?
Although she doesn’t win awards in show business like her famous father, Hannah has received and continues to receive many awards and accolades in an entirely different arena!
Hannah Selleck, the daughter of actor Tom Selleck, poses at the Million Pegasus World Cup Invitational, The World’s Richest Thoroughbred Horse Race, at Gulfstream Park on January 27, 2018, in Hallandale, Florida (Credit: Johnny Louis / WENN / Sheri Determan / FayesVision / Rachel Worth)
Read on to learn more about this accomplished champion equestrian and breeder of superior horses.
Birth and Family Background
Hannah Margaret Selleck was born on December 16, 1988, to Tom Selleck and his wife, Jillie Mack.
Hannah is their only child and grew up in Ventura County, California, on a 65-acre horse stable and avocado farm purchased by her father shortly after her birth.
Hannah Margaret Selleck flaunts her legs in a sexy dress at the 2023 Pegasus World Cup presented by Baccarat at Gulfstream Park on January 28, 2023, in Hallandale, Florida (Credit: Seth Browarnik / Startraksphoto / Cover Images)
On this expansive private ranch, Hannah’s love for horses blossomed and put her on the path to becoming a competitive equestrian and breeder.
She began riding at age four and competed at age 14 while attending and training at the prestigious Foxfield Riding School in Westlake Village, California.
In an interview with THR, Hannah shared, “My parents encouraged me to stay in school and not do the home-schooling route, which many younger riders did. I stayed in school regularly even though I missed quite a bit of class to travel and compete, but I attended school dances and went to prom and I was able to balance it. I am happy about that.”
Tom Selleck, flanked by his wife Jillie Mack and daughter Hannah, at HBO’s Post-Emmy Awards Reception at the Pacific Design Center in Los Angeles, California on September 16, 2007 (Credit: Johnny Louis / WENN / Sheri Determan / FayesVision / Rachel Worth)
While at Foxfield, Hannah began perfecting her craft with world-class trainers and entering and winning competitions.
After Foxfield, she attended Loyola Marymount College in LA, where she studied communications and secured a position with a PR firm in Beverly Hills.
However, after working briefly with that firm and discovering that having only limited time on the weekends to ride and compete was not nearly enough to satisfy her ambition, she decided to follow her first true passion and returned to riding competitively full-time.
Nurturing a Passion for Horses
Hannah Selleck has won many awards and has often been featured in many equestrian-related publications during her successful career in riding and jumping.
“Because [my parents are] both artists, they believe in the idea that you have to be very passionate about what you do to be successful,” Hannah told Equestrian Living about her parents.
“They encouraged me to be passionate about it and immersed in it, and from there it was kind of on me how much I wanted it. They always let me take the lead. If I wanted to move barns or trainers, that was my decision.”
Hannah Margaret Selleck with her dad, Tom Selleck, and her mom, Jillie Mack, at the 2004 Emmy Awards (Credit: Johnny Louis / WENN / Sheri Determan / FayesVision / Rachel Worth)
Hannah’s awards include placements in both team and individual events. The most noted of her early career are the gold medals she acquired while competing at the 2008 North American Junior and Young Rider Championships, a competition now known as the North American Youth Championships, and a win in the 2008 U.S. Equestrian Federation Show Jumping Talent Search Finals.
Selleck also had an impressive second-place finish in the 2007 Pessoa/USEF (United States Equestrian Finals) Medal Finals.
After discovering a love and talent for the sport of jumping, Hannah placed her first Grand Prix win in the jumper ring at the 2010 Blenheim Summer Classic in California on her favorite horse, Tosca, a Belgian Mare.
Hannah Selleck and Ariana Rockefeller at the Longines Masters Los Angeles – Gala at Long Beach Convention Center on September 29, 2016, in Long Beach, California (Credit: Johnny Louis / WENN / Sheri Determan / FayesVision / Rachel Worth)
Hannah’s passion for riding and her beloved horses would also lead her to a rewarding breeding business.
Discovering a New Passion With Tosca
Hannah first became interested in breeding horses after she retired her cherished horse Tosca.
Selleck, by then, had also won several competitions on her mare Alavarina. After much consideration and a need to generate income, she started her own breeding business.
In 2010, Hannah, along with her famous father Tom, founded “Descanso Farm,” a place to both breed new champions as well as train those who want to ride competitively.
In the same THR interview, Hannah talked about her project, saying, “I’m focusing mainly on my career and my goals competing. And I have a small breeding program in California where I’m developing young horses to bring along and sell. It’s a business that so far has been really great and a great experience.”
During the interview, she also recognized the high costs associated with owning horses, making it fortunate that her supportive father was willing to invest, sharing, “My dad encouraged and invested in this breeding operation. They have been very supportive. The prices of horses have become astronomical.”
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In the first three years of operation, Descanso Farms welcomed six foals to the family. The young mares are sent to a farm in New Mexico where they can play and graze and grow big and strong enough to be sent back to Descanso to continue training and being groomed for competition.
Hannah’s goal with her breeding business is to produce first-class horses selectively and carefully and to demonstrate that quality mares can be bred in the United States in direct competition with international counterparts.
Hannah’s horses are well on their way to becoming very well known throughout the show circuit, with several already securing wins in both the competitive riding and jumping arenas.
Hannah Selleck’s Personal Life, Earnings and Speculations
Hannah Selleck is currently 34 years of age, and not much has been made public about her earnings or who she is dating currently.
She has chosen to stay mostly quiet on the details of her private life, although it has been rumored that her net worth is around 1 million dollars from her successful competing and breeding careers.
Hannah Selleck attends the American Ballet Theatre’s annual holiday benefit dinner and performance at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on December 11, 2017, in Beverly Hills, California (Credit: Johnny Louis / WENN / Sheri Determan / FayesVision / Rachel Worth)
Hannah posted a picture of herself on her Instagram in 2018 with Beto Gutierrez, whom she reportedly met while attending a red-carpet event of her TV and movie star father, Tom.
Due to her keeping very hushed about her personal life, not much is known regarding Gutierrez or if they are even still a couple.
Hannah Selleck Today
Hannah Selleck continues to be both a breeder of elite horses and a competitor in the Grand Prix jumper circuit.
Her most recent noted accomplishments were in 2011 at the Gucci Masters tournament and in 2015 at the Longines Masters of Los Angeles, where Selleck added to her ever-growing trophy collection.
Her journey took an unexpected turn in 2018 when she fractured her leg during a competition. Despite the setback, Hannah considered herself fortunate that her injuries were not more severe, allowing her to continue pursuing her passions.
Hannah Selleck is an American equestrian and the daughter of famous actor Tom Selleck and his wife, Jillie Mack (Credit: S_Bukley / Shutterstock)
However, the recovery process after breaking bones is undeniably demanding, requiring both mental and physical strength to regain one’s abilities.
Reflecting on the injury that left her with a broken tibia and fibula, Hannah shared her intense experience with Modern Luxury Palm Beach Magazine: “Being told that I might not run again was pretty intense.”
Hannah Selleck has successfully established herself as a professional horse rider and model, earning significant income from these pursuits while also partnering with her father in their shared passion for horse rearing on their ranch (Credit: INSTARimages)
But she refused to accept this limitation. Instead, Hannah was determined to return to riding as soon as possible, adding, “I have always been a very mentally strong rider. I have always thought you can just push through everything — so it was shifting my thinking that restorative yoga is just as important as my cardio. That shift is a good thing for sure.”
Selleck’s passion for competing and breeding is so prominent in her life that the equestrian world can expect to see her thriving and succeeding on this stage for many years.