As it celebrates the tenth anniversary of its equestrian Hall of Fame, The British Horse Society is delighted to welcome four new equestrian greats to join the prestigious roll of honour, one of whom is World No.1 British Showjumping rider Scott Brash and the incredible Hello Sanctos owned by Lady Kirkham and Lord & Lady Harris.
The BHS Hall of Fame celebrates the heroes and heroines — human and equine — of the equestrian world. Each year a select number of Britain’s most gifted horses and riders are invited to join the elite group.
As one of the new laureates for 2016, Scott Brash and his horse Hello Sanctos would be one of the most successful partnerships that the sport of showjumping has ever seen. The other two riders joining Scott are the incredibly successful showing rider and producer, Jayne Ross, and the prolific eventing mare, Headley Britania.
“I think Hello Sanctos and I just really understand one another – I know what he likes and what he doesn’t like. We just click as a partnership,” Scott Brash said. It’s great to receive this recognition and to be remembered by The British Horse Society. I’m especially glad that Hello Sanctos is getting the recognition that he deserves because he truly is a horse of a lifetime. He’s got to be one of the best horses of all time.”
Jayne Ross added; “This is beyond my wildest dreams, I’ve always looked up to Robert Oliver and Vin Toulson as icons of the sport, so how lovely to think that I am even being remotely thought of in the same breath as them.”
Headley Britannia’s rider, Lucinda Fredericks, was honoured to attend the ceremony on her behalf. She said: “Receiving this recognition means that Brit has been appreciated in the highest possible way for all her efforts. I feel extremely proud of her, I always will. To get this accolade is a true honour and a justified recognition of her sheer guts and determination – all she wanted to do was win.”
-Source: British Showjumping