GEMMA THORLEY is a 14 year old show jumper who joined Team Chillout in 2016 as a novice rider. Within the last year she has competed around the UK and Ireland with her two ponies Camber Matilda and Kismet VI. Gemma has competed and been placed at Scope festival, British Show jumping National Championships, Blue chip, Area Championships, Cavan HPI, Pony of the Year Show plus many more. Both Gemma and her ponies have qualified for 2017 Newcomers and Foxhunter second rounds hoping to qualify for Horse of the Year Show. Gemma's main goal is to compete at Hickstead Royal international within her next two years on ponies.
ABBY TODD is a 15 year old who's main discipline is Eventing. She has two horses Seren and Murphy. Abby has vented Seren since 2015 competing up to BE100 last year. Abby and Seren qualified for Bleinham Palace were they competed a BE100 Arena right next to the 3* cross country course. Seen ad Abby were placed in the top 10 in 7 out of 9 events they competed at last season and went clear at every cross country event they competed. Abby and Seren also competed at British show jumping were they won their first British Novice and also won Intermediate Hunter Trial Championship at Eland Lodge. Murphy is Abby's new 16hh 5 year old who they purchased from Ireland and planning on a season of eventing with him in 2017, they have already achieved as double clear at their first event together at Stafford Horse trails.
Immy is 13 and from Cheshire, she has been riding since the age of 4 and has competed in many disciplines from ODE, Dressage and Showing to County Level Workers and PRA pony racing (a close second to SJ!)
Her big passion however is showjumping and she had a fantastic first year competing in BS with Vicky Clarke's 133cm pony Mr Tangeroo and Joanne Shaw’s fabulous retired Working Hunter Carnsdale Topgun, competing as a senior. With Mr Tangeroo she won the BS Northern Bronze league in 2016 and was Cheshire Junior Champion, they also won the Lord Leverhulme Gold Cup at the Royal Cheshire Show on a rare day off from showjumping. Both Tango and Topgun were part of the area 17 teams at Weston Lawns gaining an individual win for Topgun and an individual placing for Tango. They both gained individual placings at SCOPE 2016. In spring 2017 Immy was given the ride of Coral McShanes Gwyndyucha Ko-Ko and they quickly qualified for the BS Nationals, leading the Northern Bronze league. They represented England North as part of the 148 team, gaining 2nd place and went onto win the 148cm grand prix individually. They are also on the Area 18 Academy team and will be off to SCOPE again later in the summer. Imogen has been a proud member of Teamchillout since early 2016 and is looking forward to representing Chillout throughout 2017.