News by Jacky Green

Pau Showjumping

The fun thing about eventing in France is that they tend to play around with the schedule and you are never quite sure when anything is going to happen.  When the jog was moved to 1.30pm from 8.30 am it left a fair amount of ‘hanging ... read more

Pau XC

Perfect weather for cross country day with sunshine and a pleasant 21 degrees with a slight breeze, ground conditions pretty much the best they have ever been at Pau and sone seriously classy horses heading out on course for the one and only 5 ... read more

Pau dressage

It’s been a funny old season with nothing until July then a race back to normality.  But there is no normality which is even weirder. Toledo de Kersey has had a couple of runs with a most notable win at Cornbury but the 5 star at Pau has ... read more

Le Lion d’Angers showjumping

MHS Brown Jack had no problems flying through the second horse inspection and then had to wait all morning as head of affairs for the 6 year olds.  Sadly no fairy tale ending though as two rails late on in the track dropped them from pole to ... read more

Le Lion d’Angers Cross Country

Firstly a slight correction to yesterday… Tom is not in fact in the lead with a rail in hand, he was after day one of dressage but Ingrid Klimke and Ollie Townend had sneaked into that bracket by the end of Friday! Tom must have had plenty ... read more

Le Lion d’Angers dressage

Photo credit Pam and Charles Cunningham from Tom has Fred and Penny Barker’s lovely 6 year old MHS Brown Jack out at the World Young Horse Championships at Le Lion d’Angers.  It is always exciting to ... read more

Lignieres Showjumping

Tom was full of praise for the cross country tracks that had been built out at Lignieres and felt sorry for them that the heavy overnight rain on Friday had made them tougher than planned.  It was a shame that the grey hero Brookfield Benjamin ... read more

Lignières Cross country

Plenty of overnight rain changed the scenario and Lignières became a whole lot tougher than it could have been with the ground on the racecourse in particular getting soft.  The 3L ran in the morning and Tom’s experience and classy ... read more

Lignières Dressage

Tom has three nice horses out in France at the most welcoming venue of Lignières where the stables are permanent, the organising committee are incredibly helpful and the venue boasts a large all weather sand arena similar to most found in ... read more


The sun has most definitely departed for the Southern Hemisphere and the first of the autumn events signalled that the balmy days of summer are well and truly over.  Soggy Dauntsey replaced the Superhot Dauntsey of the summer when we basked in ... read more

Burnham Market SJ and XC

  Sunshine but still the arctic wind for Burnham for the jumping phases which made the drying ground firmer.  It was not a surprise to see 5*winner Toledo De Kerser withdrawn or up and coming CHF Cooliser (Eliza) as the Burnham Market we ... read more

Burnham Market Dressage

Fig at Cornbury Park last weekend, image courtesy of sponsor Tom took 5 horses up to the Norfolk coast for Burnham Market in a week where we would normally be popping down the road to Blenheim. It’s a ... read more

Cornbury Park

Toledo De Kerser on song. With thanks to our sponsor A truly stunning location as eventing returned to Cornbury Park for the first time in 20 odd years.  The Park is steeped in history having been a Royal ... read more


With an enforced break from eventing completed (which was driven by some keyboard warriors and some ridiculous covid panic) it was back to business with a bang at Wellington as Tom rode 8 horses over 4 days with the highlight being an emphatic ... read more

Le Pin au Haras ( Sunday)

It looked a bit misty and murky on the (terrible!) livestream of the 4*S XC early this morning but the sun soon came out and in between trying to guess which person was transmitting live from their mobiles (lots of views of the warm up, lots of ... read more

Le Pin au Haras ( Saturday)

  Another busy day in France for Tom and his crew but a great performance from Coilibri de Riverland in the 3*S SJ for a clear to kickstart the day. Coilibri is such a smart jumping machine and is rattling through the grades at present with ... read more

Le Pin au Haras ( Friday)

  Dressage continues with Tom having more than enough horses on site to keep him busy but with some 20 odd at home also a bit of a holiday! Braveheart B ( Dougie) and CHF Cooliser ( Eliza) did their tests in the strong CI4*S class and ... read more

Haras du Pin CCIO4*S Dressage ( Thursday)

It’s really bizarre ( as so much of 2020 is panning out to be) to be writing of the first International in mid August. In a normal year we would be fresh back from the Olympics and picking up the reins for the Burghley horses and be on ... read more


Just two rides for Tom on Monday at Cholmondeley and stable star Toldeo de Kerser got to stretch his legs for a run around the OI. A 26 dressage and a clear over the showjumping which was not the easiest with it being in a fairly small arena and ... read more


A beautiful sunny day for Dauntsey on Friday and as temperatures rose into the mid thirties there were allot of hot sweaty faces around with shirts and ties and synthetic materials sticking to sticky bodies! The competition gear in general is ... read more


Eventing is in a funny place at the moment… it’s been a crazy “resumption” having gone from nothing to mad busy in such a short space of time and with events trying so hard to fit everyone in and do the right thing most ... read more

Aston Le Walls ( Saturday and Sunday)

The Aston weekend must have seemed rather never ending to Tom but he had two good days which counts for allot when you feel like you are stuck in a Groundhog Day situation! Figaro van het Broekxhof ( Mr Fig) made his 2020 debut in March at Oasby ... read more

Aston Le Walls (Thursday/Friday)

10 horses for Team McEwen at Aston Le Walls but due to the enormous entry for the event ( over 1800 received before ballot!) and the strange way that BE have chosen to run the entry system it will take Tom until Sunday to complete his rides! ... read more

Barbury Castle ( Sunday)

Three advanced horses and two smart intermediate rides for Tom McEwen today and with the sun shining Barbary was picture perfect with the backdrop of the rolling valley making the venue look Hollywood Good. CHF Coolizer ( Eliza) was particularly ... read more