Peebles rider Brash and Intertoy help Brits take second in Nations Cup

Scott  BRASH GBR  riding Intertoy Z
Scott BRASH GBR riding Intertoy Z

TOP Borders show jumper Scott Brash, from Peebles, jumped to the challenge last weekend to help Team GB secure a place at the Aachen Nations Cup.

Brash, 25, who is on the British Equestrian Federation’s UK Sport-funded World Class Development Programme, rode Stanley Brash’s Intertoy Z at the competition which took place in Germany.

With an impressive clear in the first round and just one pole down in the second, Scott helped secure equal second place for the British team, tying with Ireland and Germany and finishing behind the Netherlands.

This excellent form came on the back of Brash’s appearance at the last Nations Cup in St Gallen, Switzerland, where he jumped a double clear.

“I’m so pleased with how Intertoy is going this year – he’s a different horse,” said Brash.

“It was a shame we had a pole down in the second round, but otherwise he was foot perfect and it’s great that I can make a strong contribution to the senior team.”

Funded by UK Sport, the development programme works with talented riders to maximise their potential and deliver success. The programme underpins world class performance and, together with the Equine Pathway, they comprise the Equestrian World Class Programme.

It incorporates the three Olympic sports of dressage, eventing and 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.