News by Jacky Green

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

Burghley Cross Country 2nd September

An incredible day at Burghley today that saw shocks and surprises and a huge turnaround in the leaderboard. Tina Cook set off as pathfinder with her trusty cross country machine Star Witmess.  He is quite a legendary cross country horse but ... read more

Burghley dressage 31st August

The sun came out at Burghley for Tom and Toledo de Kerser’s dressage test and Toledo looked absolutely stunning in it. Lucy Seddon had turned him out beautifully and as he cantered down the centre line there was a moment of tension when he ... read more

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 ... 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!  ... 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) ... 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 ... 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 ... 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. ... read more

Camphire International 27-29th July

Hot off the boat from Aachen and Tom was back on the boat to Ireland for Camphire International.  In true Irish form Camphire have about 300 tracks open and cater for everything from bog ponies through to CCI 3 star. Strike Smartly ( Paddy) did ... read more

Aachen Ride and Drive

For those of you who did not get to see Tom and Royal Roxey competing int he main arena at Aachen on the Saturday night the video below shows you what a massive deal it is!  I think Tom’s team would have been far higher up the order than ... read more

Aachen CCIO 3 star 21-22nd July

Wow.. Aachen is, quite simply, the greatest show on earth.  Where else do you get to mingle with top class dressage and showjumpers, driving horses and genuine proper superstars all within a single showground? It is a total honour to be a part ... read more

Upton 12th & 13th July

A couple of days at Upton with a mixture of intermediates and novices for Tom and the team.  Upton seemed to have way more than usual faults in the showjumping and not many horses came home with double clears!  Braveheart B did buck that trend ... read more

Barbury International 8th and 9th July

The sun continued to shine throughout the weekend so Barbury was an absolute pleasure to attend. There were great crowds and a buzzy atmosphere and the slick organisation made everything run very smoothly which is quite something when you ... read more

Barbury International 6th July

Just a couple of CIC 2 star dressage tests for Tom at Barbury Castle today on a stunning July day with temps reaching the low thirties and plenty of beetroot faced riders in top hat and tails.  Joyride ( Wibbley) was having his first outing ... read more

Chepstow 1st July

On a sunny Saturday Tom set off for Chepstow which is an easy drive down the M4 and just over the Severn Bridge.  Set within the grounds of Chepstow Racecouse it has the backdrop of the near derelict Piercefield House for the cross country ... read more