Tom McDermott is a stellar young professional rider from Wagga in New South Wales who is dedicated to his love of horses. Until recently, all of Tom's horses had been ex-racehorses that he has produced with the help of his father Greg, who is a racehorse trainer and Tom’s coach. Greg represented Australia in Showjumping at the 1988 Olympic Games in Seoul and a World Cup Final in 1990 at Dortmund. Many of Tom’s horses have been sold onto other junior riders, young riders and overseas to finance his travelling, competitions and the purchase of new horses.
Tom has his sights set on becoming Australia’s next equestrian Olympian and he commenced competition show jumping in 2005 at the tender age of 12. Now, at the age of only 17, his list of achievements is nothing short of spectacular! Some highlights from Tom's list of achievements include:-
We are very happy to welcome Tom as the newest member of the Zilco Team, and look forward to working with him on product development projects with a range of products that are particularly suited to the showjumping market.