Welcome to the Hackney Hall of Fame.  This section of our web site is dedicated to the greatest horses, ponies, exhibitors, breeders and trainers that have made an impact on the Hackney in Canada

Jane Newman



Jane Newman watched the show ring filled with adult aged exhibitors, and decided the future Hackney exhibitors needed their own class.  She made a proposal to the Canadian Hackney Society that a junior exhibitor competiton be held to encourage young people to be involved with showing Hackneys. The board agreed to the proposal and let Jane develop this class.  This continues to this day, with exhibitors in that first class still involved with Hackneys.

Jane worked to establish the Ontario Hackney Association that was set up to take advantage of the government funding for amateur sport.  She became involved with the Ontario Equestrian Federation that distributed this funding and for many years, sat a director and committee member.

Jane grew up showing against professionals and amateurs alike.  Her father George, and George's uncle,  William Newman started showing in the 1920s.  Jane and George started showing together with a horse pair, and added a pony to the string.  In later years Jane concentrated on keeping only ponies, showing home breds. Her wise breeding selections produced many outstanding ponies including Calvin Hobbs, a Worlds Champion in the Road Pony division.

Jane is a Past President of the Canadian Hackney Society, and a successful exhibitor and breeder of Hackneys. Her involvement did not end with her horses and ponies, it was the committment and support to the Society will be a great part of her legacy. (Inducted April 2016)


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