News by Jacky Green

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

Farley 25th June

Back to Farley with the young horses and Dream Big ( Dreamy ) made her debut with Tom a fabulous one in the 100 for a 29, a rail and a clear in time cross country for 3rd spot. That is her best placing to date so clearly a happy ... read more

Farley 24th June

Paddy showjumping     Farley is an old fashioned style of event… with all the best bits!  The car parking / lorry parking staff are exceptionally polite and helpful, the event has a fairly spread out dressage /SJ/ XC feel but the ... read more

Nunney 18th June

Back down to Nunney on a gloriously hot June day with Splash of the Irish (Dennis) for the Novice Regional Final.  This is a qualifying class for the Novice Championships at Gatcombe and is run as an Intermediate novice and a dressage score of ... read more

Nunney 16th June

On a beautiful sunny day Tom headed south to Nunney which is always a popular mid June event and a destination for the babies as they tend to step up a level here as its after the spring three days and they have had a few runs under their belts. ... read more

Bramham Showjumping 11th June

Well Bramham certainly took its toll…. Joyride ( Wibley) may have been lying 32nd going into the showjumping but there were 28 others behind him that did not even make it to the showjumping! 1 rail and a time fault proved to be a very good ... read more

Bramham Cross Country 10th June.

Some days go to plan and some days don’t.  Today was a “don’t” day! Joyride ( Wibley) has enormous scope but sometimes he just doesn’t read the instructions!  This translates to listening to Tom and although the ... read more

Bramham CCI 3 star dressage 9th June

Tom and Joyride ( Wibley) are the lone representatives of Team McEwen at Bramham which is fairly unusual! Tom usually has a stack of rides such as at Tatts last week but its just him and Wibley flying the flag at the CCI 3 star. Bramham has been ... read more

Tattersalls International 4th June

Just Royal Roxey to jog and jump today and she did Tom proud! Flying through the jog no problem… but Roxey has had the odd blonde moment in the showjumping and it is never a guaranteed phase for her!  She is mysterious as well… when ... read more

Tattersalls 3rd June Update

Confirmation from Tom that indeed Splash of the Irish ( Dennis) did have a cheeky stop at fence 4 and that Tom was not impressed to say the least! The horses in the CIC 1 stay YH class nearly made up for that… The Magician did pull a ... read more

Tattersalls 1st, 2nd and 3rd June

Tom headed off to Tatts with a lorry full of young horses and a busy week ahead of him.  He has been rocking it in the dressage with some seriously great scores, all 4 of his rides in the forties! Splash of the Irish ( Dennis)  posted a 42.6 ... read more

Pontispool 28th May

Over a beautifully sunny weekend Tom headed south to Pontispool with three babies on board for the BE100 class.  As it turned out he had a bit more time than he thought as when they arrived it became apparent that Nasdaq High (Bodie) had earned ... read more

Rockingham 21st May

Welcome though the rain we have had in the last week was, I don’t think Rockingham quite appreciated it as much as the riders did!  Tractors towing trucks in and out and trashed car parks are not ideal but they soldiered on and did an ... read more

Chatsworth International 13th & 14th May

What an amazing weekend for Tom and his team!  Talk about riding high after Badminton, to pick up two FEI wins in one weekend is simply brilliant!   The first win came courtesy of The Magician (Mars pictured above with Syndicate Members) ... read more

Aston Le Walls 10th May

After the celebrations of Toledo’s spectacular Badminton debut it was good old Aston to put some reality back into the day to day job!  Although having said that since it was Lucy Jackson’s pride and joy Willy Do that had an 8.30 ... read more