Olympians return to Scottish Borders

Equestrian's Scott Brash and Caroline Powell have returned to the Borders following medal wins at London 2012.

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Caroline Powell describes her Olympic achievement

Caroline and Lenamore jumping Credit: Gillian Fleming.

Caroline says Lenamore was on great form, and that the crowds spurred them both on:

"He jumped fantastically on the cross country, we were 4 seconds over which was such a shame.

"He coped with the whole thing really well, the crowds really picked him up and as you were going round the cross country you could feel the adrenalin from the people, that kept everybody going, it was absolutely amazing."

Caroline in the Dressage Credit: Gillian Fleming.

She also says she hopes London 2012 has done a lot for the image of equestrian events:

"We were sceptical about it being in Greenwich, in the centre of London, but I think long term it has done the sport so well. I have people coming up to me saying 'I didn't know horses danced to music'. The understanding of what we actually do is starting to be a bit more realistic to people."

Caroline and Lenamore jumping Credit: Gillian Fleming.

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Olympic Medallists back in Borders

Caroline shows off her bronze medal at her yard in Kelso Credit: ITV Border

Equestrian's Scott Brash and Caroline Powell have returned to the Borders following medal wins at London 2012.

Caroline Powell, who lives in Kelso, won a bronze medal for New Zealand in the team eventing.

Her horse, former Burghley winner Lenamore, is kept in Newcastleton. He was the oldest horse competing in the eventing, at 19 years old. He is back at home resting for the winter.

However there is no holiday for Caroline, she has already been competing between her Olympic event and the closing ceremony. She will also fly out to New Zealand to celebrate with her team mates.

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