Tom McDermott is one of Australia’s most successful jumping riders,
having had a meteoric rise through the jumping ranks from winning
the Aus Junior Show Jumping Champs at 12 to his first World Cup at
17 and many more accolades since.
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Competed at 2009 Youth Olympics in Sydney
Top 10 at the 2010 Youth Olympics in Singapore
2010 EA Young Rider of the Year
2011 EA Young Athlete of the Year
Represented Australia in a Nations Cup event in Ocala, FL, in 2016
Multiple Australian Jumping Championships
Won a World Cup at 17 years old
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!
“I’ve been using the Activo-Med Combi Pro rug for over a year now; it treats all of my competition and young horses and I can feel and see a noticeable difference.”