Farewell to pony and eventer producer Jane Beswick

  • The horseworld has paid tribute to renowned dealer and producer Jane Beswick, who died following a stroke on 20 February. She was 59.

    Her “Pebbly” horses and ponies have won Burghley young event horse classes, at the Royal International – where Pebbly Pipe Dream became the first working hunter to land the pony supreme in 2010 – and at Horse of the Year Show.

    Eventer Owen Moore paid tribute on Jane’s Facebook page, writing: “There is nothing she didn’t know about training horses.

    “She was very generous with her time and knowledge.”

    Showing producer Loraine Homer said she was speechless with shock, while Rachel Good – whose daughter Lily competes the show hunter pony Pebbly Sultan Pepper – described Jane as “an amazing and vibrant lady.”

    Jane was recovering from a kick to the lower leg at the Heythrop hunt’s opening meet, but attended on foot on the Saturday before her death.

    Joint-master Richard Sumner told H&H: “She had a great eye for a horse, it was bred in her.

    “She was a terrific horsewoman and will be greatly missed,” he added.

    Jane’s love of horses started in childhood, when her family followed the Cheshire Forest.

    She team chased side saddle and rode in point-to-points and finished third in the Foxhunter final just a few months before her daughter was born in 1974.

    She leaves three children and her husband John.

    Jane’s funeral will take place on Tuesday 6 March at 12.30pm at Evenlode Church.

    This news story was first published in 1 March issue of H&H

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