Brash grins in Cheshire

LEADING young show jumper, Scott Brash from Peebles, capped off a successful weekend at the Charles Stanley British Masters by winning the 1.55m class at South View Equestrian Centre, Cheshire.

Brash, 25, who is on the British Equestrian Federation’s UK Sport-funded world-class development programme, was riding Sebastian III, owned by Stanley Brash.

The partnership just edged fellow Briton John Whitaker into second place. Brash also recorded a fifth place in the showcase event, the 1.60m Grand Prix, riding Bon Ami II, owned by Elizabeth McTaggart.

“It was an excellent weekend of competition and I’m really pleased with how the horses performed over testing courses. It’s great to be part of such a fantastic event and the level of support was brilliant,” said Brash.

The development programme works with talented riders to maximise their potential and deliver success.

Together with the Equine Pathway, they comprise the Equestrian World-class Programme. It incorporates the three Olympic sports of dressage, eventing, showjumping and the Paralympic sport of para-equestrian dressage.

The programme has been funded by the Department for Culture, Media and Sport, through Exchequer and National Lottery funds, via UK Sport since 1998.