Ross is the best in show at Hickstead's Royal International Horse Show

Maidenhead-based trainer and rider Jayne Ross has won a prestigious showing championship at Hickstead’s Royal International Horse Show.

Ross secured her third consecutive Supreme Hunter Championship on Sunday with the mare Time 2 Reflect.

Ross said of the horse: “Nothing will ever deserve it more than her.

“She just went like a hunter should and she just never changes. She just walked in this morning, swaggered in and owned the place.

“I bought her at three, produced her as a four-year-old and we’ve had her since then. She just has the most unbelievable attitude to life, she’s just a giver, a continual giver.

“She’s not mareish, she’s just never had a days trouble in her life. From the moment you get on her, she’s just perfect.”

Ross, from Moor Farm in Holyport, added: “It never stops being magical, it really doesn’t.

“The trouble is the more you do it, the more you want to keep doing it.

“And when the sun comes out on a day like today, it’s never better. We got a bit wet this morning but the sun always shines on someone as special as her.”

Despite a good performance in Sunday's British Horse Society Supreme Ridden Horse Championship, Ross was unable to retain her title which went to Allister Hood. Ross and Time 2 Reflect finished a creditable equal third, however. 

Scott Dixon who plaits all the horses and works for the Moor Farm yard claimed the under-25s intermediate Mountain & Moorland Championship on a young highland pony.

The 'not exceeding 133cm' show hunter pony final was won by 13-year-old Olivia Turner from Windsor.

Leave your comment

Share your opinions on

Characters left: 1500

Editor's Picks

Most read

Top Articles

LIVE: GCSE results day

LIVE: GCSE results day

Thousands of young people across the area are collecting their GCSE results this morning. We'll be bringing you live updates throughout the morning.

1 comment
Man, 67, extradited to face sexual assault charges

Man, 67, extradited to face sexual assault charges

A 67-year-old man has been extradited from Spain to face serious sexual assault charges. Harry Raymond Kelk faces two charges of rape, one of kidnap and one of false imprisonment relating to the kidnap and rape of a 14-year-old girl in Winnersh in July 1981.