“Inspired by Love, Joy and Tradition”
American businesswoman and equestrian, Ariana is a dynamic combination of athlete, entrepreneur, philanthropist and member of the John D. Rockefeller family.
A graduate of Columbia University with a degree in political science, Ariana is markedly influenced by and committed to a family tradition of business, stewardship, and love of the arts and style. She is pleased to share her family traditions past, present and future with the world.
“Pay Attention to the Filly.
She’s Really the One Worth Watching”
A full time equestrian athlete, Ariana was raised in a horse family with an appreciation for farm life and the sport of show jumping. Competing on the equestrian team in high school, she took time off during and after college, but returned to the sport 6 years ago as a competitive athlete. She trains full time with USA Olympian, Laura Kraut and her team based between England and the USA. Traveling globally with four horses, Ariana maintains amateur partnerships with tack brand CWD Sellier and Fabbri boots. She has placed in the top ranks at several Global Champion Tour Competitions including London and Paris, as well as, other notable international shows in Belgium and France.
“To Whom Much is Given, Much is Expected”
Growing up in a family synonymous with American business and philanthropy, Ariana has a great respect for the many institutions her family has supported.
Ariana serves on the board of the nonprofit David Rockefeller Fund, founded by her grandfather, David Rockefeller, Sr. As such, she actively represented her family during the Christie’s Auction that celebrated the incredible estate of Peggy & David Rockefeller and raised over $832 Million for various philanthropic organizations. With a love for and dedication to art and beauty, Ariana is frequently seen supporting major New York arts and culture organizations. She a Junior Associate at the New York Museum of Modern Art, attends the Met Gala in support of the Costume Institute at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, and frequently attends events at Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts.
Ariana has continued a family tradition of supporting the New York Botanical Garden, chairing the Winter Ball for several years running. The Peggy Rockefeller Rose Garden, designed by Beatrix Farrand, was named for her grandmother.