Month: August 2017 by Jacky Green

Burghley trot up….

GBR-Tom McEwen with Toledo De Kerser during the CCI4* First Horse Inspection. 2017 GBR-Land Rover Burghley Horse Trials. Wednesday 29 August. Copyright: Libby Law Photography

Burghley! 30th August.

Tom dubbed this the “obligatory” photo but it really is absolutely obligatory!  At Badminton its about riding through the archway and at Burghley its about the house in the background.  Toldeo looks like he feels right at home! As soon as the ride times are out they will be posted and we have a treat… Read more »

Rectory Farm 28th August

So there I was thinking that 5 novices at Keysoe and 3 intermediates at Wellington were quite enough to fill the weekend before Burghley kicked off but not at all, Tom went to Rectory Farm with three young horses today for an unaffiliated run!  11 horses out competing the weekend before Burghley is pretty impressive!… Read more »

Keysoe and Wellington 26th & 27th August.

August seems to be flying by ( either that or its been such miserable weather it thinks its actually October), so much so that I managed to miss Tom’s highly successful trip to Aston Le Walls on the 10th of August when Joyride ( Wibley) ran a super double clear for 4th in the OI… Read more »

Smiths Lawn 7th August

Hot on the heels of a weekend competing at “home” Tom took three young horses to Smiths Lawn for the novice classes and had a brilliant day!  Nasdaq High (Bodie) was the star of the trio finishing on his dressage score of 30.3 but the other two were also seriously impressive:  Dream Big ( Dreamy)… Read more »

Gatcombe International 6th August

    Photo: From Claire King’s Twitter feed this morning. Toledo jumped an immaculate clear round this morning over a track where there were just a handful of clears… he picked up 2 time but that was still good enough to elevate him 10 places up the leaderboard and into the top 10! How impressive… Read more »

Gatcombe International 4th & 5th August

And a new star is born…. The appropriately named Royal Roxey showed she is a true Princess and reveled in the setting of the Festival of Eventing at “Big” Gatcombe in the Intermediate Championships with a podium finish for 3rd. After a nice test for 33 on Friday Roxey pulled out all the stops to… Read more »