News 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 ... 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 ... 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 ... 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 ... 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 ... 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 ... read more

British Eventing Magazine 29th June

The latest BE magazine is out and Tom is the main feature with a lovely cover shot of him and Toledo de Kerser.  As always Tom is quick to mention his whole team in the interview giving everyone credit for his success and being open and matter ... read more

Arville CIC 3 ERM SJ and XC

The showjumping track in Arville was not as tough on time as some of the ERM classes are but it still caused enough problems even with such a classy field.  Tom and Figaro van het Broekxhof jumped a super clear and that was good enough to climb ... read more

Arville CIC 3 ERM dressage

As far as I can see Tom is basically on a mini break this weekend with Figaro van het Broekxhof as his partner!  Just the one horse at an event is a luxury, especially at this time of year and it looks as though Lucy is enjoying it even more ... read more

Nunney International

A somewhat belated overview of Nunney.. apologies for that! It was a busy weekend for Tom with a mixture of novices, intermediates and one advanced horse that made the trip down to Somerset for Nunney horse trials over the two days.  The ... read more

Berkshire College 10th June.

Having spent a couple of days up at Bramham with Zara Tindall’s horses at the CIC 3 star (where I think the highlight of Tom’s weekend was having the use of her horsebox!) it was back to basics with two youngsters at BCA on Sunday. ... read more

Houghton CCIO 3 XC

Three advanced cross country rides today at Houghton… probably without doubt one of Tom’s favorite types of days! With the sun shining but a breeze blowing it was pretty perfect conditions for running horses in and with the work that ... read more

Houghton SJ May 26th

The sun came out for the CCIO showjumping at Houghton and with a full afternoon ahead of them the crowds were packed ringside which created a buzzy atmosphere for the first time this week. Figaro van het Broekxhof ( Fig) was the first of ... read more

Houghton CCIO 3 star May 25th May

Just one test today for Tom as Houghton does love to drag a CIC 3 out for as long as possible.  Watkins is the ride of Zara Tindall and being an NZ TB he is not really a fan of dressage and it would be fair to say that he tolerates this phase ... read more

Houghton CCIO 3 star May 24th

A seriously early start for Houghton for Tom and Lucy Seddon and with three horses to ride in the CCIO plenty to keep them busy!  Tom is not part of the Nations Cup team as he felt it was nice to give someone else the chance and Team GB often ... read more

Poplar Park and Tweseldown!

Whilst I was looking at the Rockingham results and noting what a busy Sunday Tom and his team had been having I totally missed the other events he went to over the weekend! Clocking up the miles for sure…in order to push the younger horses ... read more

Rockingham May 20th

A full compliment of five rides for Tom at the popular Rockingham horse trials where the Sunday classes of Novice and Intermediate completed the weekend after three busy days of CIC one and two star classes.  Summer has arrived and the weather ... read more

Chatsworth International 11/12th May

Whilst most riders targeted Chatsworth for the ERM CIC 3 star Tom used it as a great way to bring on his up and coming team of youngsters and to ride a couple of Zara Tindall’s advanced horses at the same time. Three lovely horses went ... read more

Badminton Showjumping

A simply glorious day and having jogged up two sound and happy horses in the morning sunshine Tom had the showjumping to look forward to. Strike Smartly ( Paddy) just missed the top 20 cut and jumped in the morning.  He jumped some super fences ... read more

Badminton Cross Country Day

With no time to watch anyone before he left Tom warmed up Toledo de Kerser and headed out on the course.  We saw them on the live stream in the collecting ring tent simply flying through the quarry with Toledo seemingly airborne for what seemed ... read more

Badminton Dressage Friday

Last to go for the day for Tom and Strike Smartly ( Paddy) and a huge crowd awaited them in the main arena.  It was not sunny today but there was no wind and it was pleasantly warm so pretty much perfect conditions. Paddy really did try his ... read more