Madonna has too much money

Even after her large alimony settlement, Madonna still has more much money than she knows what to do with. Daisy Trayford, a British horse trainer, sold two horses to Madonna last year and began a professional and personal relationship with the pop superstar. She says that as well as teaching Madonna, she has also gone for drinks and to parties with her.

Now, in true rich diva fashion, Madonna has put Daisy on a 24-hour notice to fly out to Florida and coach her for the FTI Winter Equestrian Festival. I guess Madonna finding solace in riding horses competitively now that her marriage and latest relationship have dissolved.

“She had the horses on trial and asked if I would go down and help get her going on them,” said Daisy. “The first year it was really busy. Last year was more difficult because she was on tour, but I was there most weekends, fitting it around my eventing.”

Madonna flew one of the horses, all-rounder Boris, out to America six months ago and last week he was joined by the second one, young eventer Sportsfield Silver Lining.

“As soon as he’s there and settled in she wants me to go out,” said Daisy, who says she will probably get 24hr notice to fly out on Thursday or Friday.

Madonna has also bought two other horses from Daisy and Richard, who are at livery at Exmoor Eventing.

Daisy describes teaching Madonna as “really good fun”.

“She’s a dream pupil,” she said. “She’s very driven, listens to what you say and just wants to do it and improve. You can always get somewhere with someone like that.

“When I started teaching her she hadn’t jumped at all and now she can jump a course of 1.05m. Jumping and hacking are her two favourite things.”

Daisy says she wasn’t starstruck when she started coaching the star, taking it as “just another chore”.

[from Horse and Hound]

One has to wonder, though, whether or not Daisy is as fond of Madonna as the article lets on. As well as a “driven” woman, Madonna also seems like the kind of woman who would quickly fire anyone who spoke of her in anything other than glowing terms. And if she’s not starstruck, why give an interview about a celebrity pupil? Using Madonna’s star power to generate publicity, perhaps?

Madonna really is a piece of work. Daisy not only had to work around Madonna’s tour schedule to coach her, but she’s now effectively on call. Let’s hope her salary makes it worth it. On the other hand, Madonna sounds like a stellar student, which isn’t surprising at all. She’s the kind of woman who gets what she wants, and when she sets her mind to something, she’s going to make it happen – including those pesky meter-high jumps.

Picture note by Celebitchy: Madonna is shown leaving the Waverly Inn in NY on 1/15/08, where she had dinner with Gwyneth Paltrow, and Jerry and Jessica Seinfeld along with an unknown man. Why is it that the a**hole celebrities always stick together? Credit: Splash News

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  1. geronimo says:

    Not that I want to be defending Madge or anything, but why is she a piece of work on this issue? I’m sure her riding coach is very well paid for what she does and I very much doubt if she’s talking to the press without Madonna’s knowledge.

  2. RReedy says:

    The only kind of horse I can picture Madonna on is a prop on a stage. Like most things in her life. Everything is a prop to showcase her big life.

  3. Zoe says:

    actually she seems incredibly athletic and disciplined. She would be a dream pupil.

  4. guest says:

    u can never have too much money!

  5. dr.grrl says:

    too much money?!?!? AND her diamond soled shoes are too tight! (paul simon lyric)

    wasn’t she all butt hurt after her riding accident cause guy wasn’t there to cuddle her?!

    what’s gonna happen the next time she falls on her bony arse? fire her trainer and sell the horses is my guess!

  6. Sunnyjyl says:

    Horseback riding is excellent exercise. It is also fun, and a good way to clear ones head. I think it is a perfect outlet for Madonna right now. Why is having a trainer, on call, such a big deal? I’ll take the job.

  7. Lisa says:

    I don’t see an issue here as her trainer seems more than happy to do her job that she, no doubt, gets paid top dollar to do. I’d like to test out that “too much money” theory.

  8. Leandra says:

    Daisy is obviously getting paid very well, more than she is getting doing her regular work. That is why she is willing to be on call. Hey, why not…money rules and it won’t be for that long.

  9. RReedy says:

    Dear “Guest”: A-men to THAT!

  10. KateNonymous says:

    I don’t really see the problem, either. It sounds like Madonna is paying for availability as well as expertise, and is applying herself when she’s getting a lesson.

    Plus this fits into her “always doing something new and reinventing myself” image. So she benefits from this as well as the trainer.

    I’m not a big Madonna fan, either of her music or of her as a person, but this just doesn’t seem all that criticism-worthy. Maybe I’m missing something.

  11. Tess says:

    Off point but here goes:

    Tho I am a huge fan of Seinfeld the TV seies, especially the early and middle years, I really can’t stand what Jerry and his wife have done to the kids’ cookbook writer that his wife ripped off and they’ve both trashed.

    Nasty business.

  12. louise, amid all the rumors you are my home girl who actually stood beside me. and you’ve got the pictures to prove it. to me, you’ll never have enough money, love, or fame.

  13. Diva says:

    Yeah, yeah, yeah, and Shakira owes you money, Herman.

    Anyway, I think Madonna probably does alot of stupid and wasteful things with her money, but I don’t see this as one of them. She has an established relationship with this woman as a trainer, it’s perfectly natural, if you have the means, to continue to work with the person you know and trust at any cost doable.

  14. Baholicious says:

    The only reason this hosebag rides is because it’s just another extension/symptom of her desire for control. A horse is a pretty big thing to control, which I’m sure just gets her gristle-rocks right off.

  15. daisy424 says:

    Good point Baho, but I tend to think it’s her desire to fit in with the elite set in EU. An accessory, like her new accent.

  16. Diva says:


    *note to self – make sure not to let Daisy hear you speak after you’ve lived in the UK for a couple years!

    heehee… just kidding, Daisy! I’m just super paranoid that if I pick up any speech nuances after living in the UK for awhile people are going to say the same things about me as they do about Madonna, lol.

  17. Baholicious says:

    I agree with you on that too Daisy, she’s a total climber.

  18. daisy424 says:

    @Diva, I would never think of you like that! You have been blessed with a melodic singing voice, don’t change a thing.

    I do however love to hear my husband speak German, his accent turns me on.

  19. Gina says:

    Why does Madonna look like poop run over twice in that pic? Is her hair stylist on vacation or whaaaa?

    It really upsets me when jet-setting, multi-millionaire celebs like Madonna don’t take pride in their appearance. Madonna is a role model to many women, and even gay men, so she needs to keep up her image if she doesn’t want writers spewing negative comments about her. Just my 2 cents.

    I’ve seen Madonna in concert twice and I must say, she certainly knows how to work a riding crop!

  20. morgs says:

    I thought Madonna gave up riding after her accident?

  21. vdantev says:

    too much money- still can’t fix her snaggle-gap-teeth.

  22. Baholicious says:

    Dante, that’s her ‘character’…when it’s cool to look like you can’t afford a dentist. I believe it’s called ‘slumming.’

    Or, “I’m so rich, I don’t give a fig…

  23. lway says:

    Another Scientology recruit…..

  24. shle896 says:

    I think Madonna looks terrific in this picture and why is everybody beating up on her for being successful? It’s not like she’s Paris Hilton.. she works hard for everything she has and I find that very admirable. Go Madonna!