Month: June 2017 by Jacky Green

Eventing European Championships long-list announced for Strzegom, Poland (17-20 August 2017).

Delighted to have been selected onto Long List for European Championships :- 30 Jun 17 Eventing European long-list announced The British Equestrian Federation (BEF) has today confirmed the athletes long-listed by the British Eventing senior selectors for this year’s European Championships in Strzegom, Poland (17-20 August 2017). The athletes announced are (in alphabetical order); Alexander… 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 partnership…. Dreamy only arrived after… 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 truck park is enormous and so it feels spacious and no one is jammed in like… 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 30 (70%) was good enough to put Tom in the mix. … 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. Tom had 2 first timers… 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 round as the day wore on.  There were just… 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 BE TV worked pretty well we didn’t see the early combination which had a 20 down at fence… 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 challenged by gale force winds…and some driving… 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 the conditions are at their worst she can jump well… 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 couple of rails to drop from 14th… 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 which was good enough for 4th… Read more »