02:25PM, Thursday 03 August 2017
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.
There will be displays at Windsor Racecourse and Legoland, local fireworks in Burnham and Twyford and smaller displays at schools in the Royal Borough.