News by Jacky Green

Barbury Castle Thursday/ Friday

Summer has stayed on into July for Barbury which is awesome as Barbury in the wind and rain is just horrible! The new layout which the team at Muskateer have worked on is brilliant and very reminiscent of the original plan back in 2005 when it ... read more

Farley Hall

Summer finally arrived on Saturday with pleasant spells of sunshine but, as with the fleeting nature of summer 2019, it had gone again on Sunday leaving nothing more than some warmth and grey skies. That kind of summed up the whole weekend ... read more

Luhmuhlen SJ

After the jog… (which of course Fig flew through) there was not that much time to hang around before the showjumping as Luhmuhlen prefers to get the pesky 5* L out if the way before the real fun begins with the CI4*S which is the German ... read more

Luhmuhlen Cross Country Day

Whilst the competitors and their connections slept a massive rainstorm unleashed its self upon Salzhausen and everyone awoke to a massively flooded venue. Sarah Bullimore posted a video of a bale of shavings floating past her truck and the whole ... read more

Luhmuhlen Friday dressage

Tom and Fiagro van het Broekxhof ( Fig) have posted some impressive scores at CI 4*S this Spring but this was their first attempt at CI 5*L and they absolutely nailed it with a 32.3 to sit in 11th in a small but very classy field. If Fig has a ... read more

Luhmuhlen jog.

Tom seems to have slowed down considerably from his manic start to the season as he is now extending the  holidaying theme in Germany with just one horse at Luhmuhlen.  Admittedly Luhmuhlen is a 5 star so having one horse is normal but you ... read more

WWEC 9th June

Just a Sunday of 5 novices to keep the team entertained this weekend and yet another day in which Tom was on flying form.  Out of his 5 rides only one finished out of the  top 4 and to be fair to Royal Spring ( Ralph) he is probably the ... read more

Tattersalls Saturday and Sunday

Tom’s mini break in Ireland continued on Saturday morning with the showjumping phase in the CI2*L class with Brookfield Benjamin Bounce.  Bounce belied his low mileage with a worldly wise expression on his face as he took in the crowds, ... read more

Tattersalls Friday

Just a dressage test and one to ride cross country for Tom’s holiday in Ireland today! Braveheart B, ( Dougie) as predicted, didn’t put a hoof wrong in his dressage to score 28.2 and slot into 10th place in a class with lots of young ... read more

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 ... 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 ... 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 ... 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 ... 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 ... read more


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 ... read more


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 ... 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 ... 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 ... 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 ... read more

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 ... 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 ... 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. ... read more