Month: May 2019 by Jacky Green

Tattersalls Thursday

Looks like Tom is having a mini holiday with just three rides at Tatts!  Today he did two super tests on two lovely young horses.  Tom has always liked bringing his youngsters to Tatts as it really is an amazing experience for them with the dressage arenas looking like proper internationals and a busy stable… Read more »

Houghton SJ and CIO4*S XC

After the jog with the long format three horses Tom switched back into cross country gear and ran No Excuse ( Jimmy) and CHF Cooliser ( Eliza) in the CCIO4*S.  Jimmy went pretty early and there were plenty of problems from the get go but , as always, Tom’s form of positive and forward riding… Read more »

Houghton Saturday

A lovely photo of Tom seconds before he faceplanted into a hole… I jest, but it would have made a far cooler photo for the intro! Another dime another dollar… another day at the office for Tom and things are looking sweet! No Excuse ( Jimmy) jumped a clear in the CI4*S showjumping to move… Read more »

Houghton Friday

Tom and No Excuse ( Jimmy)  sit in 6th spot after some 130 horses have done their tests in the CCiO4*S in front of judges that must be seeing double by now!  Unsurprisingly Ingrid Klimke leads on a 23 with her German team mate Christoph Wahler in second on a 24 with yet another German… Read more »

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I feel privileged to work with Dodson & Horrell & to be part of such an amazing team of Brand Ambassadors who are at the top of their game & as you can see we truly believe the right nutrition plays a big part of that. #feedtowin #dodsonandhorrell #teamwork #teamdandh #TBT #DHCIHT Dodson & Horrell… Read more »

Houghton Thursday dressage

5 rides for Tom up at Houghton and the team had the horses gleaming at the first trot up in the sunshine.  Lordships Graffalo (Walter) is in the CI2*L with both Dream Big (Dreamy) and Rehy Royal Diamond (Bling)  in the CI3*L and in the CCIO 4*S Tom has No Excuse (Jimmy) and CHF Cooliser… Read more »

Rockingham

Lots of horses and plenty of action at Rockingham this weekend.  It is not only a great venue but boasts some really grown up cross country tracks and the main arena has a proper international feel to it.  Yet it still retains an old fashioned charm with the organising team being particularly helpful and they… Read more »

Howick

Mid week events mean baby horses and Tom had plenty of them to take to Howick on Tuesday and Wednesday this week!  At least Howick is just a zip down the M4 being just over the Severn Bridge in Wales and the Welsh tracks are usually a bit more agricultural than the portable type of… Read more »

Chatsworth CI 4*S SJ and XC

Fig was an absolute hero today as he jumped his socks off and was pretty unlucky to just catch a single rail in the showjumping to add 4 faults to is dressage score. It didn’t look easy in there for sure but Laura Collett and London 52 jumped the clear to put them ahead, and… Read more »

Chatsworth CI 2*, ERM and CI 4* Dressage

Tom and his team had a rather early 2am start for Chatsworth on Friday morning as he seemed to have a horse in every class available!  Brookfield Benjamin Bounce ( Bounce), Chatsworth Diamond and Cassiana de Riverland ( Cassie) were attempting their first internationals with the CI 2*S, Shannondale Aero his BYEH class as an… Read more »

Aston Le Walls, Wednesday

  The crowds and the parading and the prize givings….. along with the frustration and the what-may-have-beens…. seem a long time ago when the team are back on the road and heading off to Aston Le Walls for two days of competition in the pouring rain! It would have made Badminton an entirely different competition… Read more »

#RIPSidney 🐾💙

The time came earlier in the week to say farewell to Sid after 18 years, he was simply one in a million.

Badminton SJ

They say that Badminton is the place where dreams are made and dreams are shattered and to be quite honest, Tom’s Badminton dream was shattered yesterday with the total mess over his start time. So today was about regrouping, consolidating Toledo de Kerser’s amazing reputation with Tom as his partner and rising above the perceived… Read more »

Badminton Cross Country

A day of drama all around at Badminton and with massive crowds, sunshine ( if not warmth!) pretty perfect going and an interesting Eric Winter track to jump, plenty of atmosphere to deal with. Tom, as always, was immune to the hype and had his own plans for his morning warm up. Badminton have officials… Read more »

Badminton Dressage

Thursday afternoon at Badminton in cool and breezy conditions and as a very relaxed looking Tom and Toledo de Kerser rode out of the stables for the hack up to the main arena they looked for all the world like they were going off for an amble. Tom has a unique ability to “chill” horses… Read more »

Badminton jog.

Well what can can we say. Toledo de Kerser looked absolutely stunning today as he simply glided down the trot up strip looking a million dollars. Tom, however, caused quite the stir when he appeared in his new trot up apparel.  He has amazing sponsors in Flying Changes which supply riding coats tailored and personalised… Read more »