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Tom McEwen and TOLEDO DE KERSER at Burghley Horse Trials 2023

Tom McEwen and TOLEDO DE KERSER perform a half-pass during their dressage test at the Mars Equestrian Badminton Horse Trials, Saturday 6th May 2023.

TOLEDO DE KERSER Breeding (Results)

Gender: Gelding
Foaled: 2007
Height: 16.1
Owner(s): Fed Barker, Penny Barker, Jane Coppell, Alison McEwen
Blood: 48%

Tom McEwen

Thomas Bruce McEwen MBE is an accomplished British equestrian who excels in the demanding discipline of eventing. Born on May 10, 1991, in Swindon, England, McEwen has demonstrated exceptional riding skills and horsemanship from a young age. His passion for horses and eventing led him to pursue a professional career in the sport.

McEwen's equestrian journey began with pony club events, where he honed his riding techniques and developed a deep connection with horses. His talent and dedication quickly propelled him to the upper echelons of the sport, representing Great Britain at various levels, including pony, junior, young rider, and senior.

Throughout his career, McEwen has garnered numerous accolades, including:

  • Team gold medal at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, riding Toledo De Kerser
  • Individual silver medal at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics
  • Team gold medal at the 2018 World Equestrian Games in Tryon, North Carolina
  • Winner of the 2019 Les 5 etoiles de Pau, a prestigious four-star eventing competition
  • Second place at the 2019 Luhmühlen 5*, another renowned five-star eventing event

McEwen's success stems from his unwavering commitment to training, his exceptional horsemanship, and his ability to form strong partnerships with his equine partners. He is known for his sympathetic and correct training methods, nurturing the potential of young horses while guiding them to the pinnacle of the sport.

Based at Gatcombe Park in the picturesque Gloucestershire countryside, McEwen leads a team dedicated to the highest standards of horsemanship. Together, they strive to develop top-level eventing horses, combining professionalism with a passion for the sport.

McEwen's contributions to equestrian sport have earned him widespread recognition and admiration. In 2022, he was awarded an MBE (Member of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire) for his outstanding achievements in eventing.

Summary of News Articles Including Tom McEwen

  • Tom McEwen: British equestrian's journey to Olympic gold and silver (BBC Sport, August 2, 2021)

This article chronicles McEwen's path to Olympic glory, highlighting his dedication, talent, and the unbreakable bond he shares with his equine companion, Toledo De Kerser.

  • Tom McEwen: The man behind the horse (Horse & Hound, August 2, 2021)

This article delves into McEwen's background, exploring his upbringing, his passion for eventing, and the unwavering support he receives from his family and team.

  • Tom McEwen's Olympic success inspires young eventers (Your Horse, August 3, 2021)

This article showcases the positive impact McEwen's Olympic achievements have had on aspiring eventers, highlighting his role as a role model and inspiration for the next generation of riders.

  • Tom McEwen wins first CCI5-L event at Pratoni del Vivaro (Horse & Hound, August 28, 2022)

This article celebrates McEwen's victory at the prestigious Pratoni del Vivaro CCI5*-L event, showcasing his continued dominance in the sport of eventing.

  • Tom McEwen's future bright after European Eventing Championships success (Your Horse, September 13, 2023)

This article highlights McEwen's strong performance at the 2023 European Eventing Championships, solidifying his position as one of the world's leading eventers.

Notable Results for Tom McEwen and TOLEDO DE KERSER



Tom McEwen and TOLEDO DE KERSER during the Cross Country phase, Badminton Horse Trials, Gloucestershire UK 7 May 2023
Tom McEwen and TOLEDO DE KERSER - Vets Inspection, Badminton Horse Trials, Gloucestershire UK 4 May 2023
Tom McEwen and TOLEDO DE KERSER during the cross country phase of the Mitsubishi Motors Badminton Horse Trials, May 2019
Tom McEwen and TOLEDO DE KERSER during the cross country phase of the Mitsubishi Motors Badminton Horse Trials, May 2019
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