Tom, 27, is a talented International Event Rider ranked 18th in the FEI World Rankings (2017) & 11th in the British Eventing Rankings for 2017. He is one of Britain’s up and coming riders having already represented his country at Pony, Junior and Young Rider level winning a team gold in 2007 and 2010 and 2011. Tom has also competed at Badminton, Burghley, Pau and Luhmuhlen 4 star events and is based at the HRH Princess Royals’ Gatcombe Park Estate in the beautiful Gloucestershire countryside.
The 2018 season didn’t really get going till May with many events cancelling due to the weather, which proved to be a fabulous Badminton with Toledo finishing 7th place being Tom’s best placing to date and also being Toledo’s 4th double clear round a 4 star.
2017 was a great year for the McEwen team, with Toldeo De Kerser achieving 11th at Badminton CCI**** & 4th at Burghley CCI**** their sights are clearly on being selected to represent Team GB at Tryon World Equestrian Games 2018 (WEG) in North Carolina in the United States. Tom also plans on focusing on the Event Rider Masters series in 2018 beginning with Chatsworth International Horse Trials & continuing to support the Nations Cups series with TeamGB. A new ride for 2017 was Strike Smartley whom not only Won at Camphire HT the CCI*** class, he also Won at the CIC*** at Chatsworth HT. Tom also Won the CIC* class on The Magician & took 2nd place on CHF Cooliser at Chatsworth. CHF Cooliser later in the season achieved 2nd at Ballindenisk (2) CIC*** with Joyride taking 9th place in the CCI*** class.
2016 was a notable year for the McEwen team. Winning the Bramham U25 CCI*** on Toldeo De Kerser put Tom and Toledo on the entry list for Rio Olympics for Team GB. For Toldeo De Kerser at just 9 years old, being on the nominated entry list for Rio 2016 was always going to come a little early but with his debut 4 star double clear in Pau at the end of the 2016 season Tom and Toldeo have WEG and Tokyo Olympics firmly in their sights.
Tom & Joyride won the CIC** at Barbury International Horse Trials, Diesel proved he was on the comeback trail with a runner up slot in the prestigious ERM CIC 3 star class at Blair Castle as well as debuting at Hickstead and Stockholm, intermediates Barina 50 and So Amazing notched up wins and were subsequently sold to new homes and all of the novices picked up wins along the way to their first CIC’s.
Tom’s past and recent accomplishments make it evident that he has already made his mark on the sport of eventing through his hard work, dedication and consistent results and will continue to have a successful future.