Gemma Owen begins ‘new chapter’ with gifted younger dressage horse


  • British dressage rider Gemma Owen has a brand new journey following the “heartbreaking” lack of her junior group horse Sirius Black III (“Siz”).

    Gemma, 19, is leasing the up-and-coming mare MSJ Florenza (Faye) from proprietor Emma Blundell of Mount St John stud till the top of the yr.



    The eight-year-old mare is out of Diaz (by embryo switch), who Emma competed to inter II, and by prime stallion Fürstenball.

    Her CV boasts robust ends in younger horse lessons and she or he was topped medium gold regional champion at Onley Grounds Equestrian Centre with Amy Woodhead on her newest outing (1 February).

    “After the sudden lack of Siz, I’ve missed having using as part of my each day routine – a routine I’ve had for so long as I can keep in mind,” stated Gemma.

    “I’ve felt like an enormous a part of who I’m was misplaced and mentally it’s been fairly a difficult month.

    “I’m by no means going to have the option exchange Siz, however I can take all he taught to my subsequent chapter.”

    Gemma thanked Emma for the chance and thanked everybody “who has proven help”.

    “I can’t wait to get to know [Faye] and have some enjoyable along with her, she’s slightly pocket rocket!” she added.

    MSJ Florenza has achieved prime outcomes to superior medium with Jennifer Martell and Amy. She completed second within the five-year-old British Dressage younger horse championships at Keysoe in October 2020. She persistently achieves scores within the 70s, scoring 74.08 in her final superior medium with Jennifer at Vale View earlier than Christmas, and successful her medium regional title on 72.48% with Amy final month.

    Gemma Owen has competed internationally for Britain in junior and younger rider ranks, together with on the junior European Championships in 2021 the place the group completed sixth, and has gained at small tour on the nationwide circuit.

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