Tom McEwen and Strike Smartly Trot Up at Badminton 2018Credit : Lulu Kyriacou
Thursday 10 January - 01h50 | Lulu Kyriacou
Tom McEwen, a membr of Britain's 2018 World Championship winning team has sadly lost his 4* ride Strike Smartly to colic.
At BadmintonCredit : Kit Houghton
The eleven year old was another potential team horse for McEwen who made his senior championship debut a winning one riding Smart Strikely's stable mate Toledo de Kerser to a team gold and an individual twelveth place. Just the week before travelling to Tryon, he had ridden Strike Smartly into second place in the CCI3* at Blair Castle in Scotland. In 2017, their firrt season together, the pair won a CIC3* at Chatsworth and then the CCI3* at Camphire in Ireland. Prior to this, the horse had been produced for owners Penny and Fred Barker, by Daisy Berkeley, who had finished her time aboard the Ghareeb sired gelding with a top ten finish in Blenheim's CIC3* class for eight and nine year olds. On social media, McEwen said, "It is with extreme sadness to have to announce the passing away of “Strike Smartly” aka Paddy due to colic. It was a pre-existing condition that caused complications over the weekend.The striking grey ridden by Daisy Berkeley and Tom McEwen who Won Chatsworth CIC3* and Camphire CCI3* in 2017. Last year at his first Badminton he scored three 10”s in his dressage and thoroughly enjoyed his cross country round. W...e are sure that he would have had a huge future in this amazing sport of eventing.
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