British rider Gemma Stevens (nee Tattersall) last competed here in 2019 with her former British team horse Arctic Soul (20th) – the pair was 4th in 2018. Last year with Badminton entry Jalapeno she was 7th at Blenheim 4*L and won the 4*S at Millstreet. The pair has previously placed 2nd at Bramham 4*L. In 2021 she was the winner of her first 5*L at Bicton with Chilli Knight (also by Chilli Morning).
With Arctic Soul she 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 (38) 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 has competed at Hickstead CSI4*and Harthill CSI3*. Gemma trains with Ian Woodhead. In June 2022 she married Gary Stevens.
Jalapeno owned by Christopher Stone is a 15-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.
17.0hh , bay , gelding
Dam Dream Cocktail (Roi Danzig)
Breeder Michael Whitty
The Soul Syndicate
16.3hh , bay , gelding
Dam Rita (Ritual )
Breeder Wilhelm Kappler
Owner(s): Clive Smith, Windlesham, Surrey