Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Jayne Ross and the team from Carol Bardo’s Moor Farm, took the title of Supreme Horse of the year with Broadshard Simplicty, owned by Rossettes Direct, for the second consecutive year at the 2015 Horse of the year Show.
Broadshard Simplicity and Jayne Ross taking
Supreme Champion at HOYS 2015. 
Credit ES Photography

This is the second consecutive year Jayne has won the title with Broadshard Simplicty. She has taken it four times before that; with Coberton Clancy in 2011, and with The Philanderer in 2009 and 2004 with Soldier brave.

Comberton Clancy

The team also had great success with Hello Dolly, owned by the Stennet’s, who took third in the Irish Horse Gateway Small Show Hunter of the Year championship. The pair were also took the top spot in the Great Scot! Ladies Side Saddle Horse of the Year championship. Middle Weight Hunter, Bloomfield Tetrarch, took the top spot in the TopSpec Middleweight Show Hunter of the Year, which took him through to the championship where he was placed second. Time 2 Reflect was second in TopSpec Lightweight Show Hunter of the Year and Bloomfield Excelsior, owned by Shade of Grey, took second place in Topspec Heavyweight Show Hunter of the Year. Jayne also rode Casino in The Colosso Family Small Riding Horse of the Year and was placed second. Fantastic Gift and It’s Abracobdabra were both placed 7th in their respective classes.

Jayne Ross and Hello Dolly taking
Ladies Side Saddle Champion HOYS.
Credit ES Photography.

Broadshard Simplicity sporting his Absorbine
rug before entering the ring for the championship.
Broadshard Simplicity also took The Colosso family Large Riding Horse of the Year  and The Colosso Family Riding Horse of the Year championship. Winning the Supreme Horse of the Year title has rounded of an amazing season for Jayne and the Moor Farm team.

Wednesday, October 7, 2015


It’s the highlight of the showing calendar, and it is here. Horse of the Year Show starts today to begin a busy five days of everything equestrian and this year Absorbine sponsored Jo and Holly Bates are heading to Birmingham with a full lorry.  We caught up with the mother and daughter duo to see who they are taking to HOYS.

Jo Bates
Daldorn Lara’s Theme, owned by Lady Benton Jones’, has had a successful season in Small Riding Horse classes. At only her third show of the season she qualified for Royal International Horse Show (RIHS) and successfully qualified for HOYS at the Wales and West County Show, under Jo.

Daldorn Lara’s Theme

Jo was excited to take on the talented coloured mare, Volatis Oriana, owned by Lucy Bridgewater, earlier this year and she has not been disappointed.  Volatis Oriana qualified in June at the Midlands Counties Show and will be ridden at HOYS by her owner Lucy.
Volatis Oriana


Ex-racehorse, Sinnbad, by Sindar, has taken to his new career as a show horse, qualifying for HOYS in the SEIB Racehorse to Riding Horse class at Stretcholt and also in the Large Hack class at Ashbourne. Jo and his owner, Serena Leckie, will share the rides at HOYS.

Sinnbad ridden by Serena Leckie


Jo will also ride Maxi Cob, Collenridge, and Runnon Watergate who will contest the Small Riding Horse class. Downhill Snow Patrol will be rider by Jesscia Williams in the Small Plaited Coloured class.

We wish Jo, Holly and the rest of the team the very best of luck at HOYS. If you are heading to HOYS, the very best of luck to you too and don’t forget your ShowSheen!





Friday, October 2, 2015

Horse of the Year Show sponsored rider preview


HOYS is the climax of the showing year and it is just around the corner. Preparation for sponsored rider Jayne Ross and the team at Carol Bardo’s Moor Farm, is well under way. Jayne has won the title of Supreme Horse of the year at Horse of the Year Show four times in the past ten years.  Jayne and Rosettes Direct, Broadshard Simplicity took the title in 2014, Comberton Clancy won in 2011; 2009 with The Philanderer and 2004 with Soldier Brave. This is a completely unrivalled record so no pressure! The team are heading to HOYS 2015 with a strong list of entries so let’s check out who the team of horses is this year.
HOYS 2009
Hello Dolly, owned by Dianne Stennett’s, has had a fantastic season. At the Royal International Horse Show (RIHS) she took first in the small hunter championship, and the ladies hunter, and will contest the same classes at HOYS.
Time 2 Reflect, or ‘Betty’ as she is known as at Moor Farm, gave an incredible performance at RIHS earlier this year. She took the lightweight hunter class and championship title and went on to claim the overall Supreme Ridden Horse Championship. Owned by Diane Stennett, it will be an exciting time at HOYS for Betty.  
Jayne will also contest three other hunter’s, Tympony King, 6 year old middleweight Bloomfield Tetrarch, and five year old heavy weight Bloomfield Excelsior.

Last year Broadshard Simplicty, owned by Rosettes Direct, took centre stage at HOYS by being crowned Supreme Horse of the Year Champion, ridden by Jayne. Earlier that day, the pair took Riding Horse of the Year Champion and went on to take supreme making it Jayne’s fourth HOYS Supreme title. All eyes will be on Jayne and Broadshard Simplicity this year.

Cob In Hood at Hickstead 2015. Credit Spidge Event Photography.
Jayne will also have Aidensfield Rupert in the coloured and middleweight class; Cobin Hood and It’s Abracobdabra wil contest the cob classes; Fantastic Gift in the Small Hack class, and Casino and Romanno Bedriska for the Riding Horse classes.

We wish Jayne and the Moor Farm team the very best of luck at HOYS. If you are also heading for HOYS, the very best of luck to you and don't forget your ShowSheen!

Jayne Ross and Broadshard Simplicity at HOYS 2014 credit Julian Portch