Gemini (clone of Gem Twist xx)
The clone of Gem Twist, former legend of the equestrian sports, Gemini carries Thoroughbred genes that have proved their worth in show jumping. His genetic interest is unquestionable for the production of sport horses as well as for anyone willing to diversify the bloodlines of their stock.
Gem Twist was a legend of the show jumping arena in the 80’s and 90’s. This outstanding Thoroughbred gelding’s Grand Prix wins began in 1987 at the age of 8. That same year, with rider Greg Best, he won team silver at the Pan American Games and was first named the American Grand Prix Association’s Horse of the Year. He went on to earn this title another 2 times.
In 1988, Gem Twist won both the Individual and Team Silver Medals at the Olympics in Seoul, Korea, and in 1990 he was named “World’s Best Horse” at the World Equestrian Games in Stockholm, Sweden.
He went on to win many more major Grand Prix competitions with Greg Best, Leslie Howard and Laura Chapot. Gem Twist was retired from competition at the National Horse Show in Madison Square Garden on November 1, 1997.
During his career, Gem Twist accumulated more than $800,000 in prize money. In 2002, Gem Twist was inducted into the United States Show Jumping Hall of Fame. He was euthanized on November 18, 2006 at the age of twenty-seven.
Today Gem Twist is available for breeding through the cloned stallion, Gemini.
Gem Twist’s sire, Good Twist, competed internationally, winning Grand Prix classes in both the United States and Europe, and like his son was also an inductee into the Show Jumping Hall of Fame. Although he sired many great athletes his most notable claim to fame is likely being known as the sire of the famed show jumper gelding, Gem Twist.
Grand-sire, Bonne Nuit, at one point had sired the majority of the horses on the United States Equestrian Team.
Gemini offers modern breeders unique access to Thoroughbred blood that been proven in the show jumping arena.