News by Jacky Green

Bicton CIC 2 star

The end of the season for Tom and his team but the final outing was pretty impressive to say the least! Tom took 4 of his up and coming horses down to Bicton for the CIC 2 star which was hugely popular at the end of the season and had huge ... read more

Boekelo Show Jumping

I have a feeling that Tom didn’t have too long to wait for the showjumping after the vet check… which both Royal Roxey and Watkins breezed through. Roxey didn’t exactly redeem herself with 16 faults although in fact that only ... read more

Boekelo Cross Country

Last year at Boekelo I don’t think we had a single day without endless pouring rain… this year they have basked in a heatwave in October which is unheard of at Boekelo!  Beautiful blue skies, crowds in shorts and T shirts… it ... read more

Boekelo Friday dressage

Tom rode Zara Tindall’s Watkins today in the 3 star dressage and whilst dressage would not be Watkins’ favorite phase he ticks the boxes and does the job. He is a jumper and he does what he has to do in the dressage to get to the ... read more

Boekelo Thursday dressage

The reports from Boekelo all say what fabulous weather they are having.. I cant imagine Boekelo under blue skies! Tom has Royal Roxey and he is also riding Watkins for Zara Tindall.  Roxey went today with Tom no doubt hoping that the quieter ... read more

Dauntsey 28-29th September

Two days at Dauntsey and still we get to compete in the sunshine which is nice!  Tom kicked off his weekend with Watkins who scored a 38 in the OI and jumped a nice clear showjumping.  Tom mentioned that he hadn’t sat on him since ... read more

South of England

Well when you are on a roll you sure are on a roll!  Fresh from his Team GB Gold medal winning performance at Tryon… if possibly a little jaded from sister Ella’s big birthday party in London the night before….and Tom smashed ... read more

WEG Show Jumping

Literally down to the very last horse and rider and the very last jump…..that was the finale of the eventing at Tryon. Ingrid Klimke and Hale Bob had it down to hand individual victory to Rosalind Canter and All Star B. Team Gold went to ... read more

WEG XC Day

What a fantastic day at Tryon for Team GB and Tom was a huge part of that by bringing home Toledo de Kerser clear and under time.  For many it was deemed the round of the day and it really was foot perfect and a joy to watch. Tom and Toledo ... read more

WEG Dressage

Tom and Toledo de Kerser did a fabulous job in the electric atmosphere in the dressage arena at Tryon posting a final score of 28.4 which is less than a pole off second place.  With just the last rotation of team horses left to go this ... read more

WEG: Jog and first look at XC

Tom and Toledo de Kerser have been on great form… or rather, Toledo has whilst Tom has had man flu so even flying Business Class didn’t lift his spirits!  The rest of us were much miffed to be in economy while the Brits flew ... read more

Wellington OI and A

No peace for the wicked… an overnight drive back from Scotland for Tom and the team and a turnaround for Wellington. Toledo de Kerser had a quiet run around the OI with a 29 dressage and the usual double clear for 10th spot and all things ... read more

Blair Castle CCI’s and ERM CIC 3 star

It  has been a busy weekend for Tom and then today the rain came down in spades just to make things a tad more complicated.  I take my hat off to the team.. Lucy Seddon in particular as managing 5 horses in wind and rain is just not fun! The ... read more

Blair Castle CCI and ERM CIC 3

Sunshine at Blair for Super Saturday with plenty of rides to keep Tom busy.  Strike Smartly ( Paddy) went all out as one of only three horses to make time which demonstrates how fit he is as he wouldn’t be the most streamlined of horses ... read more

Blair Castle

Having been selected for WEG with Toledo de Kerser ( which was actually not that much of a surprise when you think about it) Tom decided that he had better make this weekend count so he drove 5 horses up to Blair Castle in Scotland to contest 4 ... read more

Hartpury CIC 3 star

Two advanced horses at Hartpury for Tom with Toledo de Kerser and Zara Tindall’s Watkins in the CIC 3 star.  Hartpury ran the CIC 3 dressage on the big outdoor surface alongside the CCI 1 star and this year it was the turn of the CCI 2 ... read more

Cholmondely

A relatively quiet weekend for Tom with one of his own and two of Zara Tindall’s at Cholmondley. After two months of unbroken summer sunshine it was quite the surprise to have a weekend of gales and rain but no one was sad to see some ... read more

Aston le Walls

Having run novices at Dauntsey earlier in the week it was all systems go for Team McEwen at Aston le Walls with 9 horses for Tom to compete.  We still have our amazing heatwave and I did see Tom looking fairly pink faced as he warmed up for an ... read more

Upton Intermediate

A mid week run at Upton for Tom with three lovely intermediate horses over a track that had enough questions and with ground that had been worked on to ensure the best going possible in our continuing heatwave.  The verges might be brown on the ... read more

Barbury ERM CIC 3 star

Tom had said he was looking forward to riding Royal Royey around her second CIC 3 star a few days ago and even after her slightly hot dressage he still had high hopes for her. It was another glorious day at Barbury and the show jumping track was ... read more

Barbury International CIC and ERM CIC 3

Another superb summer day at Barbury and the results finally in for Tom’s two Intermediate novices which he ran late on Friday.  Dream Big was a good girl with a good test and a rail followed by a clear cross county which is her forte and ... read more

Barbury Castle CIC 2 star dressage

A return to competition for the “Badminton Boys” this weekend and Strike Smartly ( Paddy) and Toledo de Kerser both found themselves in the CIC 2 star at Barbury as it seemed as good a place to start as any.  Its a bit pointless ... read more