Gemma Tattersall

Gemma Tattersall and Quicklook V at Aachen 2015

Gemma Tattersall and Quicklook V at Aachen 2015

Gemma Tattersall is a British event rider with a strong team of top class  horses.

Gemma gained her first team experience as part of the junior and young rider European Championship squads and won two team gold medals at young rider level in 2005 and 2006.

Gemma Tattersall first represented Great Britain at senior level at the 2015 Longines FEI European Eventing Championships at Blair Castle Horse Trials. She finished ninth as an individual riding Arctic Soul.

In 2014, Gemma and Arctic Soul were reserves for Great Britain at the World Equestrian Games, but as they weren’t called upon, they went on to finish the year with a fifth place at Burghley Horse Trials. Gemma has also finished third at Badminton Horse Trials (2016) with Arctic Soul and third at Burghley in 2017 on the same horse. She achieved a runner-up placing at the top level at Pau Horse Trials on Pamero 4 in 2018.

In 2021, Gemma achieved her first five-star win when she and the home-bred Chilli Knight took the one-off CCI5* at Bicton Horse Trials, laid on to replace Burghley, which was cancelled due to Covid-19. Gemma’s boyfriend Gary Stevens proposed to her at the press conference after the prize-giving.

Gemma was a member of the British squad at the 2016 Rio Olympics on Quicklook V and the pair also represented Britain as individuals at the 2017 Strzegom European Championships, where they finished eighth.

In 2018 Gemma won her first senior championship medal when she and Arctic Soul were the pathfinders for the gold medal-winning British team at the World Equestrian Games in Tryon in the USA.

Gemma won the Event Rider Masters series title in 2017.

Gemma Tattersall is based in West Sussex at a yard belonging to her main owner, Chris Stone, who was also the chief force behind the Event Rider Masters series and the owner of the stallion Chilli Morning, who won Badminton 2015 with William Fox-Pitt. The Stones have a breeding programme at the yard and Gemma is involved in producing and competing the young Chilli Morning progeny.