Gemma Stevens

Wednesday 7th - 11th May 2025

Gemma Stevens

Great Britain
  • 79 - Arctic Soul


British rider Gemma Stevens (39) enjoyed a successful Badminton in 2023 gaining 6th place with Jalapeno – one of two entries this year. In 2022 the pair won the 4*S at Millstreet and previously placed 2nd in the 4*L at Bramham. Chilli Knight is a former winner of the 5*L at Bicton (2021).

Gemma is known for her former partnership with Arctic Soul with who she completed Badminton five years in a row. With Arctic Soul she was a member of the British team for the 2018 World Championships in Tryon winning team gold. In 2017 she was a member of the British squad for the European Championships riding as an individual and completing in 8th place with Quicklook V. In 2016 with Quicklook she was a member of the team for the Rio Olympic Games. Earlier that year she gained a career best result when 3rd at Badminton with Arctic Soul – the pair was 3rd at Burghley in 2017.

Gemma is based at the purpose built yard of Tattleton Stud in Horsham. Gemma relocated to Tattleton in 2009 from the riding school and livery yard (Hylands Yard) owned by her mother, where she had lived and learnt to ride from a young age. By the age of eight, Gemma had started to win in dressage and eventing. She passed her Pony Club A test and was a member of the British junior squad. In 2003 she took the ride on Jesters Quest and the following year the pair won the National U-21 Championship and in 2005 & ‘06 Young Rider team gold medals. In 2007 the pair made its four-star debut completing both Badminton and Burghley. In 2009 she was given the ride on Kings Gem with who she won the U-25 championship in 2010.

In 2013 with Arctic soul she was reserve for the British European team. In 2014 after an impressive cross country round at Badminton, the pair was unlucky to be eliminated for missing a flag at Huntsman’s Close – but were reserves for the British team for the WEG. In 2015 they placed 16th at Badminton and later that year she made her senior championship debut at the European Championships at Blair Castle, finishing in 9th place with Arctic Soul.

In 2015 she gained her first CIC3* win, at Burgham with Chico Bella and in 2016 the pair won the CIC3* at Bramham. In 2016 with Chilli’s Gem she finished 7th in CCI2* at the World Young Horse Championships. In 2017 she earned the title of National Champion having won the 2017 British Open CIC3* at Gatcombe with Arctic Soul.

She also competes in international jumping classes and in December 2023 competed at the London International CSI5* and spent February this year competing in the CSI4* in Vejer de la Frontera.

Gemma (nee Tattersall) trains with Ian Woodhead and Dickie Waygood. In June 2022 she married Gary Stevens.

Jalapeno owned by Christopher Stone is a 16-year-old British-bred SHB(GB) registered mare. Bred by event rider Nick Gauntlett she is by the former Badminton winner Chilli Morning out of a mare by the thoroughbred Shaab. She was formerly produced in the sport and competed to 3* by Belgian Olympic rider Karin Donckers with who she was 10th in the World six-year-old Championships.

Chilli Knight is a 14 year-old British-bred SHB(GB) registered gelding. Bred by Christopher Stone former Badminton winner Chilli Morning – also the sire of Jalapeno out of Kings Gem by the advanced event stallion Rock King. He has been produced by Gemma and in 2021 the pair won the 5*L at Bicton – Gemma’s first FEI win.


Arctic Soul

TB, Ireland, 2003
17.0hh , bay , gelding

Sire Luso

Dam Dream Cocktail (Roi Danzig)

Breeder Michael Whitty

Owner(s): The Soul Syndicate
& Rider

Notable Results

2023 – Blenheim CCI4*L el Jalapeno

2023 – Bicton CCI3*S 28th Chilli Knight

2023 – Burnham Market CCI4*S 8th

2022 – Blenheim CCI4*L 7th Jalapeno

2022 – Millstreet CCI4*S 1st Jalapeno

2022 – Bramham CCI4*S 23rd Chilli Knight

2022 – Blenheim CCI4*L 4th Jalapeno

2021 – Bicton CCI5*L 1st Chilli Knight

2019 – Lignieres CCI4*S ERM 1st Jalapeno

2019 – Bramham CCI4*L 2nd Jalapeno

2018 – Strzegom CCI3* 3rd Chilli Knight

2018 – Tryon WEG 30th Arctic Soul (team gold)

2017 – Le Lions CH-M-YH-CCI2* 7th Chilli Knight

2017 – Osberton CCI* 1st Billy Shania

2017 – Burghley 3rd Arctic Soul

2017 – Strzegom CH-EU-CCI3* 8th Quicklook V

2017 – Gatcombe CIC3* 1st Arctic Soul

2016 – Rio OG 41st Quicklook V

2015 – Blair Castle CH-EU-CCI3* 9th Arctic Soul

2014 – Burghley CCI4* 5th Arctic soul

2007 – Burghley CCI4*36th Jesters Quest

2006 – Pardubice EU-CH-C2* 7th Jesters Quest (team gold

2005 – Segersjo EU-CH-YR CCI2* 5th Jesters Quest (team gold)

2004 – Weston Park CCI2* U21 1st Jesters Quest


2023 – 6th Jalapeno

2019 – 20th Arctic Soul

2018 – 4th Arctic Soul, 22nd Pamero

2017 – 7th Arctic Soul

2016 – 3rd Arctic Soul

2015 – 16th Arctic Soul

2014 – El Arctic Soul

2011 – El Kings Gem

2007 – 34th Jesters Quest