World number one showjumper Scott Brash is one four equestrian greats to be inducted into the British Horse Society’s (BHS) hall of fame.
This year the Olympic gold medallist made history becoming the first rider to win the Rolex Grand Slam of show jumping, taking home the €1million (£700,000) bonus prize fund. This was thanks to wins at the grands prix in Geneva, Aachen and Spruce Meadows.
Scott’s partner Hello Sanctos was also inducted into the hall of fame.
“I think Hello Sanctos and I just really understand one another — I know what he likes and what he doesn’t like,” said Scott. “We just click as a partnership.
“It’s great to receive this recognition from the BHS. 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.”
The BHS hall of fame celebrates the heroes and heroines — human and equine — of the equestrian world.
Showing producer and rider Jayne Ross and Lucinda Fredericks’ prolific eventing mare Headley Britannia were also inducted.
Jayne and Broadshard Simplicity this year were crowned winners of the supreme horse of the year title for the second year running at Horse of the Year Show.
“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,” she said.
Diminutive mare Headley Britannia won the hearts of the public winning all three Rolex Grand Slam events — although not consecutively — and taking Burghley in 2006, Badminton in 2007 and Kentucky in 2009.
She was put down aged 21 in 2014.
Lucinda 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 receive this accolade is a true honour and a justified recognition of her sheer guts and determination — all she wanted to do was win.”