A devastating car accident in 2015 changed Jemima’s life but she was certain that it would not get in the way of her career with horses.
Jemima Green was a hardworking, talented young eventer and focused on her career. Having studied equine management at college and worked for many brilliant event riders, Jemima started off as a working pupil then was offered a dream job as head girl and second rider for a very talented eventer, also producing her own horses and competing them.
In 2015 she was involved in a very serious car accident which changed her life forever. Now paralysed from the waist down with on-going challenges from the major abdominal injuries she suffered including battling with anxiety and depression following the accident.
But one thing was clear despite the entire trauma. Jemima says “When I was in hospital all I was telling the rehab staff was I want to ride again. The only thing that kept me going was working out the new challenge of trying to sit on a horse and getting to compete again. I knew this would mean a lot of hard work and commitment”.
As fate would have it Jemima and Blue Chip Forever have become a formidable partnership. Blue Chip Forever was previously owned by Clare Blaskey of Blue Chip Feed who acquired him as 3 year old and produced him. Latterly he was competed by her groom Jane Stephenson up to Advanced Medium dressage. Jane sadly lost her battle with cancer and so without a rider Clare made the very sad decision to sell ‘Jools’ so that he could go on to fulfil his potential.
“I am quite literally bursting with pride that Jools and Jemima have built such a wonderful bond. The decision to part with him was heart breaking but I am thrilled at what this pair is achieving – Jemima is a remarkable young woman”, Clare Blaskey.
Jemima and Blue Chip Forever have just competed at their first international Para dressage competition at Bishop Burton and not only won the 2* but were also crowned combined 1&2* winners as well.