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Gemma Kennedy
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I am 37 years old with an amazing future in front of me in the world of Show Jumping. Growing up in Armidale on a small stud cattle property with my mother, I was a young girl fast becoming a force to be reckoned with in this highly competitive Olympic sport.

 

I have been riding since the age of 8 and have achieved excellent results in a relatively short competitive career. On my first competitive horse “Midnight Express” I won many local, state and national titles.

 

Previous horses include “Chop suey” who rose to the level of  Novice 1* Eventing, C Grade showjumping and novice dressage in less than a competitive season taking out such titles as:

  • 1st Berrima Horse Trials 

I also  previously campaigned seasoned Eventer “Souvenir” this resulted in a successful partnership and achieved such results as:

  • 2nd 2** class at Wagga Wagga Horse trials

  • 3rd 2** at Sydney International Equestrian Centre

  • 2nd 2** at Warwick world cup eventing 

  • 2nd 1* Warwick CIC 

  • 1st   1* Sydney International Equestrian Centre 

  • 3rd   1* Scone International CCI (3 day format)

Some highlights of my career over the years include:

 

  • Riding & Grooming at Winter Equestrian Festival (WEF) Florida USA. 

  • Competed in World Cup in Showjumping

  • Competed in 3*** Eventing

  • Highest point score at the Australian National Event as a junior Pre Novice rider. 

  • QLD state dressage champion 

  • Junior show jumping at Sydney royal including the pony club girl showjumper of the show 

  • Two times champion NSW state P.C. Eventer 

  • Australian junior English rider of the year

  • Australian junior Dressage rider of the year

  • Australian reserve champion open age dressage rider of the year

  • Twice chosen to represent NSW in the Australian nationals

  • Gemma was given a country athlete scholarship 2003-2004

  • 2004 NIAS Squad for Longstate athlet


I have returned from the USA to a competitive career and new goals firmly in place. 

 

I currently ride over  on talented  horse Copabella Vigil who has already won the Young Jumping Horse Class at Sydney’s Weekend of World cups in 2010,QLD State D grade Champion, Young Horse Champion QLD and NSW and now competing in 1.35m+ Classes in 2012, this talented young horse teamed and my wealth of knowledge and Ron Easy as her instructor, will be a hard combination to beat in the not too distant future.  

 

In 2013 I  also taken on the ride of Kahurangi Tardak who has competed and won World Cups in New Zealand and Australia. Bing Recently passed away at the grand age of 21 due to colic. Some of his many results

 

Horse of the Year SJ/SH Open Horse, 1.60m

Open Horse, 1.60m 3rd

Grand Prix, 1.50m 1st

Tauranga SJ Championships 1.60m  6th

Super League Festival Open Horse,1.60m 3rd

Hawke's Bay Show  Open, Power & Speed 150m 5th

Bayleys Tauranga Showjumping Championships World Cup, 160m 4th

SJ Waitemata New Year World Cup Festival World Cup, 1.60m 4th

North Island Champs Open Horse, 1.40-1.50  3rd

North Island Champs Grand Prix,1.60m 3rd

Woodhill Sands SJ Horse Grand Prix, 1.50m 2nd    

 

In 2017 I taken on the ride of KL Gospel, a big young 5 year old brown gelding, with a huge future ahead of him aiming for the international jumping arena and Global Champions Tour.


Now in 2023 I will be starting a performance pony stud specialising in jumping and eventing ponies for children and adult riding.

 

I currently have a super talented Mt Kosciuszko Brumby Nicknack who has a number of fans watching her go from wild to top performance pony. 

I have been talent spotted by such riders as Heath Ryan (Australian representative in Dressage and Eventing), Gillian Rolton (Olympian), Boyd Martin (Olympian), Christopher Burton (Olympian), Vicki Roycroft (Olympian), Paul Athanasoff (Reserve Olympian) David Cooper (Olympian) and Ron Easy (Olympian)


I am currently competing in open classes of Show Jumping discipline, an Olympic sport. 

 

Gemma is currently looking for a major sponsor to assist her in her goal of representing Australia at the Olympic Games. 

 

 

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