Cash required for Brash sculpture

An artist's impression of how the finished sculpture highlighting the success of Peebles show jumper Scott Brash will look.

An artist's impression of how the finished sculpture highlighting the success of Peebles show jumper Scott Brash will look.

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The horseshoes that helped a Peebles sportsman to Olympic glory could be used as part of a commemorative sculpture.

Plans are already under way for the sculpture to mark Scott Brash’s exploits as a leading show jumper.

Brash’s clear round on Hello Sanctos played a major role in the British team’s gold medal triumph in London in 2012.

“They are going to use recycled horseshoes for the sculpture, and it’s possible that the four horseshoes worn during the Olympic victory will be made available,” said Peebles Community Council member Anne Snoddy.

Plans for the metal sculpture were submitted to Scottish Borders Council earlier this month by Bonnie Peebles.

The 3.2 metre-high commemoration will be erected in Station Bank and will depict horse and rider jumping a five-bar gate above the five Olympic rings.

It will carry a plaque with the wording: “In recognition of Scott Brash and his achievements as a world class show jumper”.

The applicants have not revealed the cost of the sculpture, but Mrs Snoddy said: “It is going to cost a lot of money and fundraising will be necessary.”