News by Jacky Green

FEI and BE rankings 6th November

The end of season rankings are out and Tom hit the top 20 in the FEI World rankings with 18th position which is a huge achievement.  In the British Eventing rankings list Tom sits just outside the top 10 in 11th position and was beaten hollow ... read more

*WORKING PUPIL POSITION AVAILABLE*

Team McEwen, currently has a vacancy for a “WORKING PUPIL” to join our friendly team. Based on Gatcombe Estate near Cirencester in Gloucestershire we have a yard of 18 event horses ranging from 4yo’s to our 4* ... read more

Aldon 21-22nd October.

4 CIC 1 star horses for Tom to finish the 2017 season off with at Aldon.  For the three in the Young Horse section, Dream Big ( Dreamy), Nasdaq High ( Bodie) and The Magician ( Mars) it was a brilliant end to the year and they stepped up to ... read more

Successful Masta Competition Winners Yard Visit

We were delighted to welcome 16 lucky Masta Competition winners to the yard today. Follow the link to find out 10 great things the guests learnt after a morning at my Gatcombe yard……….including my horses getting to choose their ... read more

Boekelo… 8th October

The good news is that Strike Smartly ( Paddy) is absolutely fine and will live to fight another day, he just really didn’t fancy jumping on Sunday afternoon!  He looked as though he had hit the legendary Boekelo parties really quite hard ... read more

Boekelo Cross Country 7th October

Tom was fairly early out on the track and he and Strike Smartly (Paddy) gave it their all!  Paddy didn’t look as though he was exactly relishing the conditions (and who can blame him!) but Tom is good at riding in the mud and he kicked on ... read more

Boekelo Dressage 5th October

Tom is part of the Team GB Nations cup team at Boekelo with Strike Smartly (Paddy) and they are the pathfinders for the team so it was an early start on Thursday morning for Lucy Seddon as having a grey horse in muddy Boekelo is worst nightmare ... read more

Dauntsey 30th September.

Just one ride for Tom today back at Dauntsey.. and another great day!  Dream Big ( Dreamy) showed her class in the mud and added just 2.8 time faults to her 34 dressage for another 2nd place.  None of Tom’s four rides this weekend ... read more

Dauntsey September 29th

Mud seems to be an integral part of Tom’s Autumn campaign so its a good job that he is very much at home riding in it!  The photo maybe of the stables at Ballindenisk last week but they represent Dauntsey just as much!  Being held on the ... read more

Ballindenisk 24th September.

After looking at the photos of Ballindenisk that have been posted I can only imagine that Tom’s horsebox will need to be pressure hosed inside and out!  The mud is of The Somme proportions and how Lucy Seddon is turning horses out to her ... read more

Ballindenisk 23rd September

Eventing at its toughest in Ireland today!  Sodden muddy ground, hurricane winds and the stables simply a quagmire make for tough conditions.  Fair play to Ballindenisk and the Fell family for running the show as I am not sure it would have ... read more

Ballindenisk 22nd September

A real family affair out here in Ballindenisk as Ella McEwen is also riding in the CIC 1 star and she and her buddy Dunno Fear posted a very respectable 55 in their section.  The general concensus is that it is muddy which comes as no surprise ... read more

Ballindenisk 21st September.

After the luxury of just Strike Smartly ( Paddy) at Blenheim Tom was back to multiple rides at Ballindenisk but first up on the Irish turf was Joyride ( Wibley) for the CCI three star.  Tom had dropped him back to OI and 2 star level thinking ... read more

Blenheim International 16th September

Tom and Strike Smartly  (Paddy) jumped a great round in the main arena in the morning to just add 4 faults to their dressage score although Tom would have been happier with a clear!  He blamed himself..as always.. but it was a huge improvement ... read more

Blenheim ERM CIC 3 star 15th September.

A total luxury for Tom at Blenheim… just the one horse, Strike Smartly ( Paddy) at Blenheim.  Tom loves Paddy and he did, without doubt, his best test to date at this level. Holly Woodhead was in place to give Tom some pointers and as ... read more

Gatcombe International 9th September.

No international horses but 4 very nice novices for Tom on a day that felt very autumnal with showers, some sunshine, a cool breeze and a real feel that summer is clearly over ( or what we had of summer back in June anyway). Today was Braveheart ... read more

Gatcombe International 8th September.

Making the most of the opportunity to compete literally on the doorstep means that Tom pretty much has the whole yard entered for Gatcombe!  The plus side is that its a very short drive from the yard ( like 500metres!) and the minus side is ... read more

Burghley Showjumping September 3rd.

After bouncing through the trot up this morning Toledo had a long wait until the top 25 began to showjump at 2.25pm.  The sun had retreated behind some low clouds but the rain held off which was a good thing and the tension was building all ... read more