Scott Brash

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Scott Brash
Scott Brash.jpg
Personal information
Full name Scott Brash
Nationality Scottish
Born 23 November 1985
Peebles, Peeblesshire, Scotland
Sport
Country Scotland
Sport Show jumping
Team GB
Achievements and titles
Olympic finals London 2012
Scott Brash with Ursula XII 2013

Scott Brash MBE (born 23 November 1985) is a Scottish showjumper. He has been riding the horse Hello Sanctos since early 2012, and competed as part of the British Team at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London where he won a gold medal as part of the British team. His most major individual victory to date came in March 2012 when he won the World Cup Grand Prix in Florida.

Early life[edit]

Brash was born in Peebles, Scotland, and is the son of a builder.[1] He attended Newlands Primary School and Peebles High School as a child, and at seven years old he began riding his own pony. At the age of ten he began show jumping in The Pony Club.[2]

Career[edit]

Brash won the World Cup Grand Prix in Florida in March 2012 during the run up to the 2012 Summer Olympics, winning the prize fund of $60,000. He placed ahead of Richard Spooner in second and Kent Farrington in third. It was the first occasion that Brash had won a Grand Prix event on Hello Sanctos.[3] In May he was part of the British team that finished sixth at the Rome Nations Cup in May 2012.[4] He was named as part of Great Britain's show jumping team for the 2012 Olympics along with Nick Skelton, Ben Maher and Peter Charles.[5]

At the London 2012 Summer Olympics, Brash and Hello Sanctos won gold team medals and they finished fifth in the individual competition.

Brash was appointed Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE) in the 2013 New Year Honours for services to equestriamism.[6] That year, Brash and Hello Sanctos won the team gold and individual bronze medal at the Herning European Show Jumping Championships. In November 2013, on the day of his 28th Birthday, Brash won the last event of the 2013 Global Champions Tour, the Doha Grand Prix, and secured himself the overall championship.[7]

Horses[edit]

Brash had been riding the horse Intertoy Z since he was fifteen years old, the horse being owned by his father. He continues to compete with the horse, having won the 1.50m Championship Jumper Classic at the 2012 FTI Consulting Winter Equestrian Festival on 25 March 2012.[2]

Brash is due to ride Hello Sanctos at the 2012 Games,[8] whom the British team of Lord Harris of Peckham and Lord Kirkham bought for an estimated 2 million at the start of 2012.[9][10] Before the purchase, Brash was sent to Ukraine to test out the horse; he recommended that the purchase should be made.[9] Lord Harris believes that the combination of Brash and Hello Sanctos are potential gold medal winners at the London Games.[9]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Hubbard, Alan (20 May 2012). "Wonder horse or ultimate Plastic Brit?". The Independent. Retrieved 1 July 2012. 
  2. ^ a b "Peebles showjumper continues to triumph in the United States". The Southern Reporter. 5 April 2012. Retrieved 1 July 2012. 
  3. ^ "Brash hits form in Olympic year by landing showjumping World Cup Grand Prix win in Florida". The Daily Mail. 11 March 2012. Retrieved 1 July 2012. 
  4. ^ "Rome Nations Cup - Scott Brash". British Show Jumping. 29 May 2012. Retrieved 1 July 2012. 
  5. ^ "London 2012: Showjumper Scott Brash to make Olympic debut". BBC Sport. 1 July 2012. Retrieved 1 July 2012. 
  6. ^ The London Gazette: (Supplement) no. 60367. p. 24. 29 December 2012.
  7. ^ "Brash makes it a birthday double winning Championship and Doha Grand Prix". Global Champions Tour. 23 November 2013. 
  8. ^ "Debutant Brash in Team GB Olympic showjumping group". The Daily Mail. 1 July 2012. Retrieved 1 July 2012. 
  9. ^ a b c Chadband, Ian (2 June 2012). "London 2012 Olympics: Lord Harris believes Hello Sanctos and Scott Brash can win first show jumping gold since 1952". The Daily Telegraph. Retrieved 1 July 2012. 
  10. ^ "Scott Brash & Sanctos $200,000 World Cup Victory". British Show Jumping. 11 March 2012. Retrieved 1 July 2012. 

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