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Brash on top of the world

Scott Brash becomes first person ever to wIn Rolex Grand Slam Photo: Scott Brash

Scott Brash has been riding horses since the age of seven, and took part in his first competition aged nine.

The 29-year-old, from Peebles, has come a long way since then. Over the past decade he's won numerous Scottish and National titles, including classes at the Royal Highland Show, Horse of the Year Show and Olympia. With more and more wins, he quickly climbed his way up the UK rankings.

It's always been a dream of his to represent his country at the Olympic games, something that he achieved when he was called up as part of Team GB for London 2012.

Scott Brash and Hello Sanctos Credit: ITV Border

Alongside team mates, Nick Skelton, Ben Maher, Peter Charles he triumphed over the Netherlands to bring home the Gold.

Scott also achieved team Gold at the European Championships.

In 2013 he was rewarded with an MBE, as well as becoming the youngest ever rider to win the Global Champions Tour- something he repeated in 2014.

On 13th September 2015, he broke a new record by becoming the first rider ever to win the Rolex Grand Slam, picking up €1.3 million in prize money. He kept his cool under immense pressure to take victory at Spruce Meadows in Calgary. He's also now officially world number one.

For the past few years Scott has built up an unbeatable partnership with his champion horse Hello Sanctos, owned by Lady Pauline Harris and Lady Pauline Kirkham.

Hello Sanctos is now considered one of the most reliable and consistent jump horses in the world- and will be given a rest in preparation for the Olympics in Rio.

The one achievement Scott is yet to claim is an individual Gold medal at the Olympics, which he's set his sights on for Rio 2016.