Olympic gold medalist Scott Brash received an MBE from the Queen at Holyrood Palace this morning.
The 27-year-old showjumping star, from Peebles, won team Gold on his Olympic debut last year.
He was among seventy people from all walks of life to be honoured at the ceremony in Edinburgh.
Kathryn Samson reports:
A 27-year-old showjumper from the Scottish Borders says that being formally honoured by the Queen has topped off a "phenomenal" year.
Gold medalist Scott Brash, from Peebles, was made an MBE for services to equestrianism during a ceremony at Palace of Holyroodhouse in Edinburgh.
Mr Brash was the youngest member of the British gold medal winning showjumping team at the London Games last summer.
– Scott Brash OBE
"It means a lot. To be recognised in what you love doing is a fantastic thing. It's great," he said following his meeting with the Queen.
"She asked where I was going next and how the horses are, saying it was a great achievement.
"Being made an MBE has capped a remarkable year, he said.
"The whole experience has been phenomenal. I was just so lucky to be a part of it all."
Peebles showjumper Scott Brash will receive a royal seal of approval as he collects the MBE he was awarded in the New Years Honours List.
The Queen is holding an investiture ceremony at Holyrood Palace in Edinburgh this morning.
Scott started riding when he was just seven years old and won team gold in his Olympic debut in 2012.