Gemma Tattersall started riding at the age of 18 months (as her mother has a riding school), she proved to be a natural and by the time she was 8 years old, had won the riding club junior (U17) dressage championship and her first one-day event!
Gemma's talents were spotted by the selectors, and she was chosen to be put on the lottery-funded 'World Class Development programme', which is a lottery funded training scheme aimed to support up and coming athletes who show potential as future Olympic candidates. The World Class Programme have been supporting Gemma for the last 9 years. Gemma progressed rapidly, campaigning successfully in pony trials and being selected to be part of the Junior British team. This was a stepping-stone to representing Great Britain at Young Rider level, which she did for 2 consecutive years, winning 2 team Gold medals.
In 2007 Gemma made her first serious foray into senior level eventing by completing both Badminton and Burghley. Gemma has continued to shine, with numerous wins and success including winning Under 25 National Champion in 2010.
Gemma was chosen to represent Team GBR at the European Championships at Blair Castle in 2015 and which washer first senior championship. Since then some of her best achievements include a 3rd at Badminton Horse Trials 4* in 2016, 1st Bramham International Horse Trials 3* 2016 and represented Team GBR at the Rio Olympic Games 4* and completed the competition on her horse Quicklook V.