This year for International Women’s Day we are celebrating the ridden career of a lady who has produced numerous HOYS Champions over the years and who rode the impeccable mare Time 2 Reflect to take the 2018 Ripon Select Feeds Supreme Horse of the Year honours.
Jayne Ross has been riding horses since a very young age and despite neither of her parents being involved in the equestrian industry, this did not stop her from fulfilling her ambitions. Jayne’s first major showing success came in 1966 where she took the Pony of the Year title at Horse of the Year Show (HOYS) riding Cusop Pirouette. She has however not kept to the showing ring, having evented up to Advanced level, represented Great Britain in combined training, ridden in point to points and trained 48 winners under point to point rules as well as holding a National Hunt licence.
Over the years Jayne has taken several Supreme titles at Horse of the Year Show, all of which have been won on riding horses up until 2018 when she couldn’t hide her delight when she was called forward to take the honours with Jayne and Diane Stennett’s 11-year-old mare, Time 2 Reflect. The pair secured their Supreme entry on the first day of the show when they landed the British Show Horse Association Ladies Side Saddle Horse of the Year Championship for the second consecutive year. Jayne has dominated this particular ladies’ Championship for four years now, with two of Diane’s horses – the first two years with Hello Dolly and a consecutive two with Time 2 Reflect. Jayne last claimed the HOYS Supreme of show in both 2014 and 2015 with the riding horse, Broadshard Simplicity.
We wish Jayne the best of luck this season for the qualifiers and we look forward to undoubtedly seeing her under the spotlight of the Andrews Bowen International Arena once again at this year’s Horse of the Year Show, 2nd – 6th October at The NEC Birmingham.