Topham Barnes Hack of the Year Championship rounds off an impressive Thursday for Jayne Ross

Topham Barnes Hack of the Year Championship rounds off an impressive Thursday for Jayne Ross

Showing producer Jayne Ross rode to victory on Miranda Wallace’s Forgeland Hyde Park in the Topham Barnes Hack of the Year Championship.

William, as he is known at home, has been placed second in the David Stennett Ltd. Large Hack of the Year with Jayne two years on the trot, but it was third time lucky this year. They not only won the class but went on to take the Championship on a day when Jayne also claimed the ExcLOOsive Small Show Hunter of the Year; two titles which have previously evaded this HOYS regular.

William is an eight-year-old by the late sire Kilvington Scoundrel, who continues to have an influence here at HOYS through his offspring.

Jayne said: “He gave me a fabulous ride and the judges said he never put a foot wrong.

“He was a little surprised by his own shadow in the spotlight to start with, but soon got used to it.”

Miranda arrived from work just in time to see William take the evening Championship. She was thrilled to see him win in the Andrews Bowen International Arena.

Miranda won the Intermediate Show Riding Type of the Year Championship with William last year at HOYS and the plan is for her to ride him more next year now that she is out of intermediates.

Robert Walker rode Nick Brookes’ nine-year-old gelding Parkgate Royal Visit William into Reserve, having won the Brereton Small Hack of the Year earlier in the morning.

Topham Barnes

Julia and David Topham Barnes bred relatively few horses and ponies at their Derwent stud near Epsom, but despite this, the majority of their stock has had great success over the years, both in top class Breeding classes and in ridden Show Hacks and Show Ponies, with wins and places  in both sections at HOYS. Having now retired from breeding and showing, they look forward to following a small selection of their youngsters still embarking on their careers in the show ring with their new owners.

David Stennett Ltd

David Stennett Ltd is a family run Surrey-based business which has been around since the 1940s. Originally an arable farm, they now operate a variety of agricultural based services. Specialist services include bulk haulage; grain storage of a variety of cereals and pulses; grain drying; grain cleaning and farm contracting.

To learn more about David Stennett Ltd visit

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