My owners. Without them, it would be impossible to do what I do, so I would like to say a massive ‘thank you’ to all of them:
Chris and Lisa Stone
Owners of Tattleton Stud in West Sussex, where Gemma has been based since 2009. Principals of the Event Rider Masters series, and driving force behind the ‘Chilli babies’ breeding programme, which is the offspring of Chilli Morning, the stallion previously ridden by William Fox-Pitt. Many of the Chilli babies are starting to compete successfully, including Chilli’s Gem (Roo) and Chilli Knight (Alfie), ridden by Gemma. Chris and Lisa also own some of Gemma’s top horses.
Owner of Santiago Bay (Kizzy), Caroline has previously mainly focused on show-jumping, but found Gemma in 2014, and has become a key member of Team Tatt.
Sue and Tony Johnstone
Two of Gemma’s longest standing owners, a big part of Team Tatt and biggest fans! Sue always brings delicious food with her, whether visiting the yard, or coming to events, so the team are always VERY pleased to see her!
Charlotte Huggett and Martin Bell
Charlotte and Martin are good friends with Tony and Sue and have become key members of Team Tatt. Charlotte is a keen photographer, and often sends us great action shots of the horses performing.
Shirley and Martin Reed
Shirley and Martin own Brass Farthing (Matilda) who they bred, and are members of the Senora syndicate (who own Billy Senora). Martin can often be seen at events, perched on his shooting stick, and Shirley brings wonderful picnics to the events. They always bring laughter, with their great senses of humour, often coming to training sessions at Tattleton.
Ann is a member of the Pebbles syndicate, and came to Rio to watch ‘the Princess pony’. She was a huge support through the whole Olympic period, and especially in Rio itself.
Sue and Nigel Harris
Sue and Nigel own Tillingbourne (Tim), and are avid supporters, appearing at every event that Tim does, and providing lots of enthusiastic support.
Linda Allan and Peter Hiscock
Linda saw an article in Horse & Hound about the Soul Syndicate, and is now a key member of that syndicate (Peter bough her an extra share for Christmas too), as well as being a member of the Kilcannon (Poppet) syndicate. Linda also appears at the yard to watch training sessions, and is a very enthusiastic supporter. Peter is an excellent source of champagne when Gemma has a big result!
A member of the Soul Syndicate, Sarah comes to the events to watch Spike, always accompanied by her Jack Russell Molly, and providing very enthusiastic support.
Becky is new to team Tatt in 2016, having bought in to the Senora syndicate. She has already offered huge support, for example having horses in her fields when they are on holiday, and often comes to watch training sessions at Tattleton.
Clare and Tony Chapman
Clare is cousin to Gemma’s Dad Chris, and she and her husband Tony are massive fans of Gemma. They bought into the Soul syndicate (owners of Spike), and are always very keen to hear news.
Jane and Neil Maltby
Jane and Neil own ‘Yes I will’ (Will). Will is an ex-racehorse, being re-trained by Gemma’s team (within the RoR – Retraining of Racehorses scheme), in preparation for being sold. Jane and Neil are racehorse trainers and breeders, who are very interested in the Eventing world
‘Miche’ is a very old friend of Marcelle, Gemma’s Mum, and has bought into the Senora syndicate in 2016. Miche often travels with Marcelle and Gemma in the truck, and is particularly useful on French trips, partly as she speaks French, and partly because she is brilliant at the autoroute tollbooths(!!)
Pamela Smith (Grandma)
Pamela is Gemma’s Grandma (Marcelle’s Mum), and has supported Gemma through her life, and of course her career. Pamela bought into the Senora syndicate in 2016, and is often brought to big events by Gemma’s Dad Chris, who of course refers to Pamela as ‘Mother-in-Law’
Become an Owner
Gemma is always looking for new members to join Team Tattersall whether it is as an outright owner or as part of a syndicate. She would be happy to take on horses you already own or to help you search for a future star.
Whether it is producing a young horse through the grades or competing at the highest level, Gemma and her Team can provide the service you need and offer the highest possible standard of care and training for your horse.
To become a part of Team Tattersall or for more information on ownership options please get in touch.