GEMMA Owen has been left heartbroken following the death of her beloved horse.
The dressage rider, 19,revealed her shock over the sudden loss of Sirius, as she has asked fans to respect her privacy.
Sharing a series of pictures with fans, devastated Gemma wrote: “On Friday we lost my horse of a lifetime due to a sudden and severe illness💔 words can’t describe how much this horse meant to me and my family.
“He was truly one in a million 😓 everyone who met Siz will know how amazing and caring his temperament was. He was taken far too soon, he has left us all heartbroken and in complete shock.
“You taught me so much siz and I will never be able to thank you enough, you brought so much joy and happiness to our lives and you’ll never be replaced. I love you endlessly 💔.”
The star, who rose to fame on Love Island last summer, added: “Please respect my privacy in this painful time.”
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Sirius, also known as Siz, was 17.
Gemma's fans and famous pals rushed to pay their respects.
Molly-Mae Hague commented: "Gemma I’m so sorry, this is beyond heartbreaking. Stay strong beautiful 😔."
Another person said: "So sorry for your loss. From a person who knows your pain, it is really heartbreaking. Cherish your memories."
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While someone else wrote:"Heartbreaking. So sorry Gemma."
Gemma, whose dad is Michael Owen has made no secret about how much she loved her horse and made sure her former boyfriend Luca Bish, got the seal of approval from the horse.
Speaking previously about her career on horses, she said: "I’ve competed for Great Britain in dressage since I was 11 years old.
"I’ve travelled all across Europe competing in big arenas in big competitions. I would say I’m very competitive."
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