Gemma is a British Olympic Event rider.
Having started riding at the age of 18 months, Gemma proved to be a natural, and by the time she was 8 had won the Riding Club Junior (U17) Dressage Championship and her first one day event.
Progressing rapidly, Gemma represented Great Britain at Young Rider Level which she did for 2 consecutive years (2005-6), winning 2 team Gold medals.
In 2007 Gemma made her first serious foray into senior level eventing by completing both Badminton (winning the under 25 prize) and Burghley.
2016 included 3rd place at Badminton with Arctic Soul and winning the Olympic trial at Bramham with Chico Bella P.
As a result, Gemma had 3 horses not only qualified but also longlisted. It was Quicklook V who was finally selected and with whom Gemma represented Great Britain as part of Team GB at the Rio Olympics.
In 2017, Gemma became the first woman to win an Event Rider Masters (ERM), the first to finish on a score of under 40 in an ERM and the lowest EVER score for Chatworth’s CIC3*.
2018 was another big year for Gemma – getting her 4th consecutive senior championship team call up – which was the World Equestrian Games in Tryon, America.
Herself and Spike did themselves and the nation proud by winning team Gold.
Find out more about Gemma at: www.gemmatattersall.com