Borders showjumper receives MBE

Peebles showjumper Scott Brash has collected his MBE ay Holyrood Palace.

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Full report: Scott Brash receives MBE

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:

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MBE tops a "phenomenal" year says Scott Brash

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.

"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."

– Scott Brash OBE
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