The Classic Composer – Full brother to the Gemini Stallion Classic Opera takes 8th place at The Fairfax and Favor Rockingham International CCI3*-S Horse Trials

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The Classic Composer who is FULL brother to the Gemini Stallion Classic Opera was 8th in the CCI3*-S with Lisa Freckingham at Rockingham International Horse Trials.  

The pair did a lovely dressage test on the first day and then jumped a cracking double clear to finish 8th on the final day. The Captain Mark Phillips XC Course was very testing with a tight time and some technical combinations that caught out the leading horses. 

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The Classic Composer the Coverstar for the 2019 Competition Stallion Guide

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The Gemini Stud are delighted that their graded stallion Classic Opera is the cover star of the 2019 Competition Stallion Guide. The Stallion Guide has long been considered to be the ultimate breeders bible for the very best stallions in Great Britain.

Supported by the individual disciplines of British Dressage, The British Show Jumping Association, British Eventing the guide is available to order online at and is available at certain national events.

The 2017 cover star was Team GBR Show Jumping Olympic Gold Medallist Big Star.

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The Classic Composer is 6th at first British Eventing Open Intermediate class at Burnham Market International Horse Trials


The full brother to Gemini’s Stallion Classic Opera called The Classic Composer had a great weekend at the 2019 Burnham Market International Horse Trials. Owned by Steve Revell and ridden by Lisa Freckingham, The Classic Composer loved the ground at the Norfolk Horse Trials and stormed round the XC to finish in his first Open Intermediate in 6th place.

The Classic Composer’s Open Intermediate section was a hotly contested one with several CCI5* riders in whom have previously ridden on teams.

Lisa and The Classic Composer now head for Aston Le Walls Open Intermediate and all being well the CIC3*-S at Rockingham International Horse Trials in May.

Classic Opera’s and The Classic Composer’s sire Classic Primitive was a British Eventing Breeding Young Horse Champion and their grandsire is also the sire of Chico Bella P whom was selected to represent Team GBR at the 2016 Rio Olympics. 


Horse and Hound Magazine ranks Classic Opera in their top 12 stallions in the UK

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The Gemini Stud were delighted that Horse and Hound magazine ranked their graded stallion Classic Opera as one of their top 12 stallions in the UK.

Classic Opera featured in their top 12 alongside some interesting dressage and Show Jumping sires also based in the UK. He was the only sire who had appeared in the Horse of the Year Show Cuddy In Hand Final and to have a full brother who is an Advanced Eventer. 

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You can download Horse and Hound’s article from March 2019 detailing their top 12 British stallions:


The Classic Composer full brother to the Gemini Stallion Classic Opera is now B.E. Advanced

Delighted for Lisa Freckingham (rider) and Steve Revell (owner) that The Classic Composer who is full brother to the Gemini Stallion Classic Opera has now gone Advanced in B.E. points. Lisa and The Classic Composer started off their 2019 season with a 4th place in the I.N. at Lincoln Horse Trials. The pair led the dressage and were the only pair to do a test in the 20’s in their section.

The Classic Composer now heads for Burnham Market horse Trials with a view to doing a CCI4* later this year.


Horse & Hound feature Gemini Stud's Classic Dancer in their top 7 foals to watch

“The daughter of this year’s Badminton star — and six other foals we’re excited about”

We are delighted to share that Classic Opera’s foal Gemini’s Classic Dancer features in Horse & Hound’s top 7 foals to watch alongside the daughter of the 2018 Badminton winner Classic Moet.

Please fill out the form below to view or download Horse & Hounds foals to watch article.

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Alert - Equine Influenza Virus


Equine influenza is a highly contagious viral disease that affects the respiratory system of the horse. Since December last year we have been seeing an increased number of cases of EIV in Northern Europe with the first reported UK case on the 2/1/2019.

Please read this article by Towester Onley Equine Vets to help protect your own and others equine stock.