Contessa Riding & Training Centre

Contessa is a leading Dressage Centre in Hertfordshire, providing Advanced Dressage lessons Lusitano stallions and warmbloods as well as riding for all levels

Sarah Gemmell, Vaulting

Sarah has been vaulting since she was 11. She competed at her first British Championships in 1992. This lead to a successful career within Britain, achieving many titles including Pairs in 1995, 1996, 2001 & 2002, and Advanced Team 1997 & 1998.

She first competed at an international CVI** event in 1997 in Holland. Since then she has competed at CVI**s in France, Switzerland, Austria, Slovakia, Germany and Italy. She was also selected to compete for Great Britain as an individual at the European Championships in 2001, 2003 and 2005, the World Equestrian Games in 2002 and 2006, and the World Championships in 2004.

She has a Level 3 Coaching Award and achieved International Candidate Judge Status in November 2010. Her training and competing took place alongside studies at Coventry University, where she graduated with an honors degree in Fine Art in 2004. She then had a change of career and Qualified as a Registered Veterinary Nurse in October 2009.


Sarah Gemmell, Vaulting