Scott Brash

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Scott Brash
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Personal information
Full name Scott Brash
Nationality Scottish
Born 23. November 1985
Peebles, Peeblesshire, Scotland
Country Scotland
Sport Show jumping
Team GB
Achievements and titles
Olympic finals London 2012
Highest world ranking 1
Scott Brash with Ursula XII 2013

Scott Brash MBE (born 5. December 1985) is a Scottish showjumper. He has been riding the horse Hello Sanctos since early 2012. They competed as part of the British Team at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London winning a gold medal in the team jumping event. In 2015 he became the first rider to win show jumping's Rolex Grand Slam, all three of the sport's most prestigious events in a single year, earning the sport's biggest individual prize of 1m Euros (£735,000).[1][2]

Early life[edit]

Brash was born in Peebles, Scotland, and is the son of a builder.[3] 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.[4]


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.[5] In May he was part of the British team that finished sixth at the Rome Nations Cup in May 2012.[6] 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.[7]

At the London 2012 Summer Olympics, Brash and Hello Sanctos won a gold medal as part of the British show jumping team.[2] 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 equestrianism.[8] 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.[9] In 2014, with Hello Sanctos, he won the Top 10 competition and the Rolex Grand Prix in Palexpo, Geneva.

In May 2015, Brash and Hello Sanctos won the Rolex Grand Prix titles in Aachen, Germany, Geneva Switzerland and Spruce Meadows, Calgary, Alberta, Canada, the sport's three most prestigious annual events. This made him the first rider to win the Rolex Grand Slam and show jumping's biggest individual prize of 1m Euros (£735,000).[1][2]

Scott Brash has won three legs of the Longines Global Champions Tour in 2015, including Miami Beach with Hello Sanctos, Monacco with Hello M'Lady and Cascais, Estoril with Hello Sanctos.

Scott Brash has topped the Longines World Rankings since November 2013[2] and Hello Sanctos is currently the World Number 1 Horse.


Brash's top horse is Hello Sanctos. Together they won Team Gold at the London 2012 Olympic Games. They have had many other successes together including the Rolex Grand Slam, the Global Champions Tour in 2013 and 2014, several LGCT Grand Prix wins and many times through to the top 18.[10]

Brash's up-coming horses include Hello M'Lady, who won a Grand Prix in Monacco in 2015, Hello Annie, who won a CSI*5 class in Cannes, Hello Forever, who won the American Invitational in April, and an 8 Year Old Hello Mr President.

The horses are owned by Lord and Lady Harris and Lord and Lady Kirkham and are all a part of the very successful "Hello" stable.[10]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b Russell, Scott (September 14, 2015). "Brash's Spruce Meadows win a magical moment for sport". CBC Sports. Retrieved September 15, 2015. 
  2. ^ a b c d "Scott Brash makes showjumping history by winning Grand Slam". BBC Sport. September 13, 2015. Retrieved September 15, 2015. 
  3. ^ Hubbard, Alan (20 May 2012). "Wonder horse or ultimate Plastic Brit?". The Independent. Retrieved 1 July 2012. 
  4. ^ "Peebles showjumper continues to triumph in the United States". The Southern Reporter. 5 April 2012. Retrieved 1 July 2012. 
  5. ^ "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. 
  6. ^ "Rome Nations Cup - Scott Brash". British Show Jumping. 29 May 2012. Retrieved 1 July 2012. 
  7. ^ "London 2012: Showjumper Scott Brash to make Olympic debut". BBC Sport. 1 July 2012. Retrieved 1 July 2012. 
  8. ^ The London Gazette: (Supplement) no. 60367. p. 24. 29 December 2012.
  9. ^ "Brash makes it a birthday double winning Championship and Doha Grand Prix". Global Champions Tour. 23 November 2013. 
  10. ^ a b Mingo, Rita (September 8, 2015). "Scottish-born Brash needs CP International win at Spruce Meadows for lucrative bonus cheque". The Calgary Herald. Retrieved September 15, 2015. 

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