News by Jacky Green

Pau SJ Sunday..TOM WINS A 5 STAR!

Well here we go…. its the end of the  2019 evening season and Tom has ticked the ultimate box and won the 5* at Pau. Figaro van het Broekxhof ( Fig) played his part this afternoon by jumping an immaculate clear round and giving Tim the ... read more

Pau Sunday Jog

Overnight leaders Tom and Toledo de Kerser looked a picture at the jog in Pau this morning and flew through much to the delight of their supporters.  It has been a big week out in Pau and there is allot of pressure when you are sitting on a ... read more

Pau Cross Country Day

In a striking difference to the start of the week (not to mention as well as at home in the UK) cross country day dawned with blue skies, sunshine… and it was actually hot which was an added problem for the horses running a 5 star track ... read more

Pau Friday Dressage

And for Toledo de Kerser…the sun came out.  Toledo looked magnificent as he sparkled in the sunshine and suddenly the hats and boots and winter coats were gone and Pau looked as gloriously ‘end of summer’ as it usually does. ... read more

Pau Thursday Dressage

Figaro van het Broekxhof (Fig) drew the short straw and had to strut his stuff on Thursday at Pau although Toledo de Kerser would have probably preferred to get the dressage done and dusted and swop into a jumping saddle as fast as possible! The ... read more

Le Lion d’Angers Showjumping

Tom led Lordships Graffalo (Walter) and Brookfield Benjamin Bounce  through the jog  this morning with no problems and both horses got to have a bit more rest whilst the 6 year olds jumped in the morning. More overnight rain meant that the ... read more

Le Lion d’Angers Cross Country

Tom got to watch the classy section of 6 year olds run cross country in the morning before heading out as No.2 on Lordships Graffalo (Walter).  Le Lion follows a very similar track year after year with iconic fences and a smattering of new ones ... read more

Le Lion d’Angers Dressage

The sun came out on Thursday morning for Lordships Graffalo’s ( Walter’s)  dressage test but it was on decidedly soggy footing!  At least as 2nd in they had some traction and the grass still looked pretty green.  The judging at Le ... read more

Le Lion d’Angers

A pretty soggy crew as you can see for the jog at Le Lion on Wednesday afternoon!  It is forecast to rain for most of the week but this afternoon saw some non stop precipitation which did little to dampen the spirits of all concerned as it is ... read more

Little Downham

Only when you have a cracking team at home can you hotfoot it back from Lignieres overnight and rock up at Little Downham in Cambridge with two 5 star horses on the Monday! The OI class at Little Downham seemed to be the destination event for ... read more

Lignieres

A mini break for Tom out in Lignieres with just two horses for the CI3*L and  whilst the week started in sunshine it ended with somewhat miserable weather with what looked like rain and pretty cool and breezy conditions! Tom and Bob Chaplin ... read more

Pontispool

After the fun of Blenheim began to wane when Tom had to hang around for the prize giving for the CI3S at 5.15 and then go home, unpack and repack for an 8am dressage at Pontispool it was good that he had two super rides! Dream Big ( Dreamy) ... read more

Blenheim Sunday

Summer finally deserted us on Sunday morning and the rain set in for the CI4*S cross country and by the time Tom and Dreamaway (Dreamer) set out just one combination had made time.  Dreamer has had the odd blip cross country but today he had ... read more

Blenheim Saturday

The sort of perfect day for an eventer like Tom with a huge crowd pouring into the gates of Blenheim Palace, beautiful sunshine, big tracks to jump in both the cross country and and showjumping and two super young horses to do it on. CHF ... read more

Blenheim Friday

Friday at Blenheim and what can only be described as a simply fabulous day weather wise when the sun shone and shorts and T shirts were the order of the day.  Huge crowds flocked in to enjoy the lovely estate at its best and we were pretty sure ... read more

Blenheim Thursday

A pretty fun Blenheim for Tom and the crew as he just has CHFCooliser ( Eliza) in the CI4*L and Dreamaway ( Dreamy ) In the 4*S.  Blenheim ballot heavily so it is never an event where riders have multiple rides so it has a sort of end of term ... read more

Gatcombe

A slightly belated Gatcombe post so apologies… last Friday seems a while ago! Living on site has both advantages and disadvantages as we have documented before but with 9 horses running over the weekend at least there was no spending hours ... read more

Burghley Young Event Horse

Tom appears confused how how a bridle comes undone as he has to do the confirmation section with Shannondale Aero.   Being on the wrong side of the Park with 4 rides for the young event horse class was not really the way Tom had planned to ... read more

Wellington Bank Holiday Monday

As the social media world woke up to the shattering news that Tom and Toledo de Kerser will not be competing at the European Championships in Luhmuhlen Tom was already en route to Wellington Horse Trials with 2 advanced horses and one ... read more

Millstreet SJ and Cross Country

Another cool rainy day in Millstreet but it was hats off to Tom and Chatsworth Diamond ( Bill) as they show jumped clear to move up to 4th spot in the CI2*L class which is a huge success story for the Duchess of Devonshire’s homebred grey. ... read more

Millstreet Dressage

A busy day in boringly cool weather for Team McEwen whilst we in the UK enjoy a return to summer with a fabulous 28 degrees and not a cloud in the sky today! Chatsworth Diamond (Bill) posted a 30 in his CI2*L which is a credit to him and to ... read more

Millstreet Wednesday

As you can see from the photos of Tom at the CI2*L jog it’s not Summer in Ireland!  To be fair August has been a bit of a washout in the UK as well but as we on the mainland are gearing up for a predicted heatwave for the bank holiday ... read more

WWEC

Tuesday and Wednesday at WWEC for a mid week outing for all the young horses and it has to be said that Tuesday was a fairly OK day but Wednesday was one of those truly awful mid summer days where the heavens opened and it was just horrible! Tom ... read more

Aston Le Walls

It seems not a month goes by in the season without the obligatory trip to Aston Le Walls!  There is a reason we keep going back however, ground as good as it can be and organisers Nigel and Ann Taylor know exactly what competitors want and ... read more