Brash rides to Olympic glory

Scott Brash
Scott Brash riding to gold Photo: AP/Markus Schreiber

Peebles rider Scott Brash has riden to Olympic history this afternoon.

He helped the Great Britain show jumping team win its first gold for 60 years.

The dramatic day at Greenwich Park saw the team of Nick Skelton, Ben Maher, Peter Charles and Brash beat the Dutch team in a jump-off.

In front of a crowd of 23,000, the four-man team tied with Holland after two rounds of jumping.

It came down the last ride before the gold was secured.

GB horse riding team
GB horse riding team win gold Credit: AP photo/Markus Schreiber

It is Britain's first Olympic show jumping victory for 60 years.

The last time Britain won an Olympic gold medal was at Helsinki in 1952.

It was also the first show jumping medal of any description since a team silver in Los Angeles 28 years ago.

Brash will now find himself on a special commeorative stamp.

He has been riding the horse Hello Sanctos since early 2012. His best result before today was winning the World Cup Grand Prix in Florida.