Month: July 2018 by Jacky Green


A relatively quiet weekend for Tom with one of his own and two of Zara Tindall’s at Cholmondley. After two months of unbroken summer sunshine it was quite the surprise to have a weekend of gales and rain but no one was sad to see some rain.  Especially since we have been promised a return… Read more »

Aston le Walls

Having run novices at Dauntsey earlier in the week it was all systems go for Team McEwen at Aston le Walls with 9 horses for Tom to compete.  We still have our amazing heatwave and I did see Tom looking fairly pink faced as he warmed up for an advanced test in his tailcoat…not really… Read more »

Upton Intermediate

A mid week run at Upton for Tom with three lovely intermediate horses over a track that had enough questions and with ground that had been worked on to ensure the best going possible in our continuing heatwave.  The verges might be brown on the roads now but Upton had pulled out all the stops… Read more »

Barbury ERM CIC 3 star

Tom had said he was looking forward to riding Royal Royey around her second CIC 3 star a few days ago and even after her slightly hot dressage he still had high hopes for her. It was another glorious day at Barbury and the show jumping track was a typical Di Boddy one: tough, technical… Read more »

Barbury International CIC and ERM CIC 3

Another superb summer day at Barbury and the results finally in for Tom’s two Intermediate novices which he ran late on Friday.  Dream Big was a good girl with a good test and a rail followed by a clear cross county which is her forte and The Magician ( Mars) also did a great test… Read more »

Barbury Castle CIC 2 star dressage

A return to competition for the “Badminton Boys” this weekend and Strike Smartly ( Paddy) and Toledo de Kerser both found themselves in the CIC 2 star at Barbury as it seemed as good a place to start as any.  Its a bit pointless running horses like this around OI’s and Tom was not the… Read more »