Britain’s Gemma Tattersall will be crowned the 2017 Event Rider Masters (ERM) Champion. Having built an unassailable lead in the £400,000 Eventing series, Tattersall will be presented with the ERM series trophy and the winners cheque for £30,000 at the 2017 ERM series finale this weekend.
Tattersall has been an outstanding performer across the series. She made history at Leg 1 by becoming the first female rider to win a leg when riding the grey mare Quick Look V. Then, at Leg 5 she produced a remarkable cross country performance clocking just 1.2 time penalties, the quickest in the competition, with the former racehorse Arctic Soul, to secure her second win. In her three other ERM appearances, she has finished fourth twice, and seventh once, when riding Chico Bella P and Pamero 4. Tattersall has accumulated 108 series points and currently £45,000 in prize money across the legs, and she rides Chico Bella P this weekend.
Commenting ahead of the series finale, Tattersall said;
“I am delighted to have won the 2017 Event Rider Masters series. It was my aim to win the series this year and my horses have delivered incredible performances at every leg we have competed at to make this happen.
“Everyone who has supported me I am very grateful to, including my team, owners and of course the horses. I now can’t wait to ride Chico Bella P at the finale this weekend. I am going to really enjoy it and hopefully win!”