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Tom McDermott

Tom has a solid equestrian foundation with his family.  His mother Jennie grew up riding in pony club and riding at Sydney Royal, his sister Stephanie was a successful show jumper on the NSW Junior Squad team and his father Greg competed internationally and represented at the Seoul Olympics.  It's no surprise that Tom had a talent for riding, but it was a surprise to his parents that  at the age of 12, Tom won the Australian Junior Show Jumping Championship at Sale, Victoria in 2006.
Since his national title in 2006, Tom has claimed the National Junior Championship in 2008 and 2010, was declared National Young Rider Champion in 2010, named 2010 Equestrian Australia Young Rider of the Year and Equestrian Australia 2011 Young Athlete of the Year.   
Since then his show jumping accolades have been consistently impressive throughout the years!

Here's a quick Q&A session with Tom...

Horses: Elegance De La Charmille, Diamont, Ludic Fallacy, Warraleigh Park Cortez, Cachassini II, Yalambi’s Finnigan, Alpha Activity, Classique Emerella, Yalambi’s Kandy Ripple, Yalambi's Harvard and more!
Most memorable riding moment?

Being the youngest rider in the world to win a World Cup at the age of 17. Competing in my First Nations Cup in 2016.

What would be your daily routine?

Start work at 5.30am. Manage the barn ride and give lessons all day until dark. We have around 80 horses to look after so a full-time job

What type of services do you provide?

I love giving lessons and training other people's horses for them, it's very rewarding seeing the finished product with the end of the day!

Why Trailrace?

Trailrace have been great to me over the years and love that they are a family business! The support they give me is always second to none and couldn't be happier!

Which product or products do you like most at Trailrace?

Everything that I have used and worn from Trailrace has done its job for me. I do love the Equipe saddles! It has changed the way I ride for the better and my horses always feel better than ever!
Recent Achievements:
  • Most Successful Rider in Jumping Contests at the Sydney Royal Easter Show 
  • Winner
    AM5 Current Stars with "Alpha Activity" plus 6-year-old overall winner (on "Yalambi’s Kandy Ripple") and overall winner of the 4-year-old championship (on "Clasique Emerella") at the PSI Dressage & Jumping with the Stars 2021 
  • Winner 1.40m feature class at Waratah Show Jumping 2021 on "Yalambi's Harvard"
  • Winner of the Chatham Park Grand Prix on "Warraleigh Park Cortez" 
Tom rides mainly in our Kask helmets, Cavalleria Toscana clothing, Equipe Saddles & Accessories and Tucci boots. 
Trailrace Saddlery are extremely proud to be involved and support Tom and his show jumping career.