News by Jacky Green

Houghton CCIO 3 star May 25th May

Just one test today for Tom as Houghton does love to drag a CIC 3 out for as long as possible.  Watkins is the ride of Zara Tindall and being an NZ TB he is not really a fan of dressage and it would be fair to say that he tolerates this phase ... read more

Houghton CCIO 3 star May 24th

A seriously early start for Houghton for Tom and Lucy Seddon and with three horses to ride in the CCIO plenty to keep them busy!  Tom is not part of the Nations Cup team as he felt it was nice to give someone else the chance and Team GB often ... read more

Poplar Park and Tweseldown!

Whilst I was looking at the Rockingham results and noting what a busy Sunday Tom and his team had been having I totally missed the other events he went to over the weekend! Clocking up the miles for sure…in order to push the younger horses ... read more

Rockingham May 20th

A full compliment of five rides for Tom at the popular Rockingham horse trials where the Sunday classes of Novice and Intermediate completed the weekend after three busy days of CIC one and two star classes.  Summer has arrived and the weather ... read more

Chatsworth International 11/12th May

Whilst most riders targeted Chatsworth for the ERM CIC 3 star Tom used it as a great way to bring on his up and coming team of youngsters and to ride a couple of Zara Tindall’s advanced horses at the same time. Three lovely horses went ... read more

Badminton Showjumping

A simply glorious day and having jogged up two sound and happy horses in the morning sunshine Tom had the showjumping to look forward to. Strike Smartly ( Paddy) just missed the top 20 cut and jumped in the morning.  He jumped some super fences ... read more

Badminton Cross Country Day

With no time to watch anyone before he left Tom warmed up Toledo de Kerser and headed out on the course.  We saw them on the live stream in the collecting ring tent simply flying through the quarry with Toledo seemingly airborne for what seemed ... read more

Badminton Dressage Friday

Last to go for the day for Tom and Strike Smartly ( Paddy) and a huge crowd awaited them in the main arena.  It was not sunny today but there was no wind and it was pleasantly warm so pretty much perfect conditions. Paddy really did try his ... read more

Dressage Thursday Badminton

The sun came out for the Badminton trot up and was much welcomed… the horses gleamed and I don’t think there was a better looking horse at the jog than Toldeo de Kerser who positively stole the show.  Although in his unique way he ... read more

Aston Le Walls XX 24-25th April

Aston Le Walls XX means a very late event put on due to the raft of cancellations which has particularly affected the lower levels.  Nigel Taylor and his team really do step up every time they can… Aston is a commercial venue with all ... read more

Bicton International 20-22nd April.

Events are either cancelled in droves or they suddenly all run at once.  The sun came out, the temps resembled summer, the UK was warmer than Marbella ( I have proof of that!), the ground started to dry out and in an amazing week Mother Nature ... read more

Belton International 13-15th April

Well the unthinkable happened… a big event ran from start to finish and all the horses got their designated runs!  Friday wasn’t anything to write home about weather wise ( except to say it was not raining which is fairly notable in ... read more

🎥 The Arena Show | Episode 6 | Tom McEwen |

Was great having Hannah & the team from the gaitpost visit the yard back in February #thearenashow #easterweekendwatch 🎬 As always, it is a jam-packed show with a feature interview with Tom McEwen Eventing who is stamping his authority at ... read more

Gatcombe 25th March

Photo Credit:  www.uptowneventing.co.uk I should mention Great Witchingham first as Tom managed to get a late entry in for Strike Smartly (Paddy) and Toledo de Kerser after the cancellation of all Sunday’s classes at Aldon last week. ... read more

Tweseldown 9th March

Back to Tweseldown for day 2 with 3 novices that Tom knows quite well and a new one to have a first outing with.  The clouds were building ominously and it was somewhat inevitable that the rain would start to fall but the crew at Tweseldown ... read more

Tweseldown 8th March

Photo Credit: www.uptowneventing.co.uk Tom and Judith Luff’s Watkins After some doubt early in the week Tweseldown put on a Herculean effort to get the show on the road and give eventers their first start of the season.  Last Saturday the ... read more