It is with extreme sadness to have to announce the passing away of “Strike Smartly” aka Paddy due to colic. It was a pre-existing condition that caused complications over the weekend.
The striking grey ridden by Daisy
Berkeley and Tom McEwen who Won Chatsworth CIC3* and Camphire CCI3* in
2017. Last year at his first Badminton he scored three 10”s in his
dressage and thoroughly enjoyed his cross country round.
We are sure that he would have had a huge future in this amazing sport
He will leave a deep hole in Team McEwen. However, he will be even more acutely missed by his owner Penny Barker who rode him regularly and followed his successes with a passion. He was one in a million, who would give his heart to everything he did, asking for nothing in return except his food!
Tom feels privileged to have been allowed to ride such an amazing horse and the team were honoured to have looked after Paddy who was the most genuine, kind & honest person, we think we will ever have or meet. We are all heart broken.