News by Jacky Green

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

Rockingham

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

Howick

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

Badminton jog.

Well what can can we say. Toledo de Kerser looked absolutely stunning today as he simply glided down the trot up strip looking a million dollars. Tom, however, caused quite the stir when he appeared in his new trot up apparel.  He has amazing ... read more

Withington Manor

Saturday at Withington was an interesting mix of gale force winds, fresh horses and the feeling that you were stuck in an industrial tumble drier.  There were some lively dressage warm up with movements not required and some interesting tests ... read more

Burnham Market International

It is always a long old weekend at Burnham Market and with 5 horses spread over three days Tom must have had a fair amount of hanging out to do! Not that the weather was condusive to ‘hanging out’ as it varied form bitterly cold to ... read more

Belton Grantham Cup win, XC video

Eventing Life do such a fabulous job capturing the rounds of literally every single horse cross country with multiple shots of all the fences at all the events that they back. Belton is one of their highlights and as part of their generous ... read more

Belton… all classes!

It was beautiful Belton this year as the sun shone, the usual biting Easterly wind was missing and with the footing being good to firm there was no need to bring out the wellies. Friday kicked off with a great start when Lordships Graffalo ( ... read more

Gatcombe 24th March

Three advanced and one intermediate for Tom on day 2 of Gatcombe and whilst it was awesome to have the sun shining the wind was on the bitter side! The ground seemed to be the best that the March Gatcombe has had for a long time and there were ... read more

Gatcombe 23rd March

So the home gig is actually always a tough one… the horses are generally pretty freaked at the sight of an entire event set up on the site of their hacking, turnout and galloping. This year Tom bucked the trend and with his three rides on ... read more

Oasby 8th March

Back to business with a brutal 2am start and, of course, a return to winter with wind and rain at Oasby making it just a little more challenging! That welcome spring weather with a balmy 17 degrees of 10 days ago seems to have shot off just as ... read more