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Great BritainTom McEwen

Country: Great Britain

Age: 22

Tom McEwen based in Wiltshire with New Zealander Sir Mark Todd, was selected for the British Squad for the European Championships (his first Senior level championship) in Malmo with Diesel with whom he won the Under-25 Championships at Bramham this year.

In 2007 Tom was a member of the British Pony team winning team gold at the Pony European Championships with Dick Taytoe. In 2010 he was a member of the British Young Rider team that won team gold at the European Championships in Pardubice (14th - Major Sweep) and at the end of the 2010 season was awarded the Edy Goldman Trophy, for the Under-21 rider with the most BE points, as well as the Horse Trials Support Group Young Rider Training Bursary.

In 2011 he won another Young Rider European team gold at the Championships at Blair Castle (4th – Private Rudolph). In the September of that year he made an impressive 4* debut at Land Rover Burghley with Dry Old Party winning the best ‘first-timer’ award and at the end of the season retained the Edy Goldman trophy.

In 2012 Tom won the 2* at Houghton (Diesel) and this year the pair won the U-25 championships at Bramham. Last year he won the seven-year-old championship at the BE Lycetts Young Horse Championships with Rehy USA, also a thoroughbred. 

Tom who trains with Rodney Powell and Alex Franklin comes from an equestrian family. His Mother Ali frequented the show jumping circuit and father Bobby is a senior partner at The Valley Equine Hospital in Lambourn.  Tom’s sister, Ella also events and rode for the British Pony Team in 2007 and 2008.

Tom enjoys rugby and watching racing.

Dry Old Party, owned by Miss Jess Meed and rider is a 14-year-old former racehorse. He ran seven times during his two years in training with Peter Winkworth. He is by Un Desperado (sire of three time gold cup winner Best Mate) out of a mare by Torus. 

Tom has partnered him since 2010 and in 2011 Dry Old Party won the Racehorse to Riding Horse Eventing Championship.


  • 2013 – Bramham CCIU253* 1st Diesel
  • 2013 – Badminton CCI4* 19th Dry Old Party
  • 2012 – Boekelo CCIO3* 69th Private Rudolf
  • 2012 – Osberton CCIYH2* 1st Rehy USA
  • 2012 – Blenheim CCI3* 15th Diesel
  • 2012 – Blenheim CIC3* 32nd Private Rudolf
  • 2012 – Malmo CH-EU-Y-2* 23rd DHI Lupison
  • 2012 – Bramham CCI3*U25 W/D after dressage Dry Old Party
  • 2012 – Houghton Hall CCI2* 1st Diesel
  • 2011 – Burghley CCI**** 19th Dry Old Party
  • 2011 – Blair Castle CH-EU-YR2* 4th Private Rudolph
  • 2011 – Bramham CCIU253* 7th Dry Old Party
  • 2010 – Boekelo CCI*** 75th Dry Old Party
  • 2010 – Hartpury CIC*** 15th Dry Old Party
  • 2010 – Pardubice CH-EU-YRC2* 14th Major Sweep
  • 2010 – Bramham CCIU253* 8th Major Sweep
  • 2010 – Belton CIC*** 18th Major Sweep
  • 2007 – Freudenberg CH-EU-P 4th Dick Taytoe

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