Britain’s Gemma Tattersall was crowned the 2017 Event Rider Masters Champion today at the series finale held at Blenheim Palace. At the seventh and final leg of the £400,000 series, Tattersall produced another competitive performance, finishing fourth riding Chico Bella P.
Gemma Tattersall made history at Leg 1 by becoming the first female rider to win a leg. Then, at Leg 5, she produced a remarkable cross country performance clocking just 1.2 time penalties, the quickest in the competition to secure her second win.
Commenting on her series win, Tattersall said;
“I have enjoyed the pressure that the series has created and embraced it. Since I left school at sixteen I have been working toward this and it’s exciting to have so many horses able to compete at this level”
Sarah Cohen (GBR) secured second place in the series accumulating 93 points. She competed in six legs on her horse Treason, securing five top ten finishes, including winning Leg 2 at Wiesbaden, Germany. The former double Olympic champion and FEI rider of the 20th century, Sir Mark Todd also added third place in the overall ERM series to his impressive CV.