GPR Equestrian Services

           Gemma Porter-Rawlings BHS Stage 5 Performance Coach in Complete Horsemanship (BHSI)
          Accredited Professional Coach, ESMT.  For enquiries & bookings call 07821969781

Why choose me?
I am a BHS Stage 5 Performance Coach in Complete Horsemanship (BHSI), Accredited Professional Coach with a classical and sympathetic approach. I have show jumped in the past to 1.40m and regularly compete in BD competitons up to PSG. I was 2nd place in BHS Young Instructor of the Year 2009.  I am a BD group 3 rider and trainee judge. In 2017 I was also a member of the team representing Great Britain at the Iberian Masters European Masters Championships where the team won silver. I have helped many riders from all different disciplines and backgrounds to achieve their full potential. I am happy to travel to you or you can come and take advantage of my great facilities at Horse Creek Farm. Whatever you're looking for, BHS exam training, competition coaching for any discipline or just looking to improve your confidence then give me a call to discuss your requirements. I have many years experience of helping riders of all ages and abilities to achieve their potential. I have a calm, methodical approach to training both the horse and rider in most disciplines. I am also a qualified Equine Sports Massage Therapist and Veterinary Thermographer.

My Story

I've loved every minute of the journey

How it all started

I come from a non horsey family and started riding at the age of 7 at the local riding school. I went every week and was soon there all day at the weekends learning how to care for the horses. I was very lucky to be given my first pony at the age of 12, Poppy, a chestnut Arab mare, it was a very steep learning curve! 

Developing skills

I was extremely fortunate to have some very talented coaches around me who worked with sound classical principles to help educate me as a rider. I had another pony on loan who really developed my love of showjumping and inspired me to get a young showjumper, Beau. With him I learnt a lot, started affiliated showjumping and had some brilliant training with some top riders and trainers. This stood me in really good stead for a move to Belgium to work on a showjumping yard.

A stable career

When I left school I knew I wanted to pursue a career in horses so I worked to achieve my British Horse Society exams and have continued to do so until I have reached the BHSI certificate. In 2007 I was runner up in BHS Young Instructor of the Year. I am a strong believer in continuing to develop ones skills and regularly attend training days to stay up to date with modern thinking. I can provide training for all BHS exams at your yard or mine.

Early competitive history

As previously mentioned I started out show jumping and spent a year in Belgium where I had a fantastic team of horses and competed in the national 4,5 and 6 year old championships, young rider classes and small international classes. When I returned to the UK I continued to ride a number of my own and other peoples horses in competitions up to 1.40m level.

More recently

In more recent years I have been concentrating on dressage and have taken my own horse, Pico, from Medium to PSG level. We have competed and been placed at many large competitions including Premier League, High Profile and Area Festivals. I currently have a homebred young horse, Weeble, who is about to embark on his competitive career

And so it continues....

We have had a very exciting 2017! Pico qualified for the MCI European Championships in Paris, he also won classes at the Royal London show and went through to Supreme Ridden. He has also competed in a mini ODE and been trail hunting. Weeble has been competing with success in unaffiliated showing, dressage and ODE and has given Amanda her first taste of competitions.