Scott is a 28 year old international Show Jumper from Peebles in Scotland. He started riding at the age of seven and went to his first show when he was nine. Today, as the youngest member of the Olympic Gold Medal winning Team GB at the 2012 London Olympics, Scott, whose achievements have now been recognised with an MBE, can claim to be one of nation's hottest prospects in Show Jumping at this exciting time for the sport in Britain.
It was only weeks before the opening ceremony that it was confirmed that Scott had attained his dream of being named in the Team GB Olympic Show Jumping squad, riding Hello Sanctos owned by Lady Pauline Harris and Lady Pauline Kirkham. This was a considerable achievement for Scott who has worked with a good deal of grit and determination to get this far.
In response to his selection Scott said: "Everything has happened so quickly and each year has just got better and better for me. When I think about the fact that I only got the ride on Sanctos at the end of last year and the way we have bonded along with the confidence I have in him, it’s quite remarkable."
"I just hope that I can now go out and do [credit to] my country and everyone who has supported me and helped me get to this point; my grooms, vets, farriers, friends, family and in particular my owners, without whom this would have been impossible."
Well, could anybody really have asked for more? After an unforgettable contest at Greenwich, culminating in a dramatic jump-off between GB and the Netherlands, it was Team GB’s Nick Skelton, Ben Maher, Peter Charles and our very own Scott Brash who made pole position on the rostrum to receive the Gold Medal. Scott, riding Hello Sanctos, was instrumental in getting the team into the jump-off, with a terrific clear round which had earlier delighted the home crowd.
And two days later, in the individual competition, Scott put in a highly creditable performance finishing equal fifth making him, alongside Nick Skelton, Great Britain's highest placed competitor. Had it not been for a single fault on the final round, then we might even have seen Scott add another medal to his collection! Even so, Scott has more than vindicated his team selection and, perhaps, has given us a glimpse of things to come?
Scott has achieved much in his show jumping career so far (see his résumé), but he is not one to sit on his laurels and has always had a mind to go much further. Attaining his goal to make the British team, and to represent his country, winning Gold in the London 2012 Olympic Games, is testament to this talented man’s ability and will to succeed. If you wish to become a part of this success story, Scott is inviting you to provide sponsorship. Details of our sponsorship offer can be seen here..