Brash jumps his way into history books

Scott Brash

Scott Brash

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Peebles’ showjumper Scott Brash made history at the weekend by becoming the first ever rider to win his sport’s grand slam.

The 29-year-old had already made history with back-to-back Grand Prix successes in Geneva and Aachen and added to those by claiming the Calgary Grand Prix in Canada yesterday riding Hello Sanctos.

Brash won showjumping’s biggest individual prize of 1m Euros (£735,000) by becoming the first rider to achieve the treble.

“Words can’t describe it. It is the best feeling I’ve ever had,” he said.

Brash was the only competitor to ride the second round cleanly and inside the time limit as he claimed victory and the Rolex Grand Slam.

“I didn’t think it could be done. It means everything,” he added.

Brash, now based in West Sussex has been ranked world number one since November 2013 and won a team gold at the London Olympics in 2012.