BSc (EBM) – B.H.S.A.I. – FEI coaching level 1
Gemma has been competing in show jumping at a national level since she was 12. Her zeal for horses and show jumping was infectious and soon spread to her whole family. She always knew her life would not be complete without horses. So, on finishing school she obtained her BHSAI with ease and travelled the world caring for top international horses.
Not content to gain knowledge for herself alone, she set about training young horses and coaching pony and junior riders to European Championship level. Even at this young age, her ability to instil confidence in both horse and rider was uncanny. This profession brought her to the US where she pursued her passion for teaching pony riders as well as caring for horses. Later she began working for Heike Holstein where opportunity came her way to travel to the 2000 Sydney Olympics with the Ballaseyr dressage team.
In 2003 after studying equine business she co-founded (with her brother Philip) BTEC, and since has been coaching children and adults of all levels to ride and care for horses.