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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.

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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GB Equestrian team speak about their golden victory

The GB Olympic Equestrian team have spoken to ITV News about winning their gold medal at the London Olympics.

Part of the team was Peebles born Scott Brash who explained how he is looking forward to going home again.

The team which consisted of Nick Skelton, Ben Maher, Peter Charles and Brash beat the Dutch team in a jump-off and made Olympic history by gaining the first jumping gold for 60 years.

Peebles celebrates gold

Shops congratulate Scott Credit: ITV Border

Shops along Peebles High St have done special displays congratulating Scott Brash's Olympic gold medal.

The post box in the town has been painted gold to celebrate the win as well. Many people have been queuing up to have their photo taken with it.

The golden pillar box Credit: ITV Border

Peebles post box painted GOLD!

The post box in Peebles Credit: ITV Border

To celebrate Peebles born Scott Brash's Olympic gold medal, the local post box has been painted gold. Scott was part of the Equestrian team who won the gold medal after a jump off with the Netherlands in the show jumping event.

It is Britain's first Olympic show jumping victory for 60 years; the last British gold was in Helsinki in 1952.

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

Scott Brash Credit: Andrew Milligan/PA Wire
Crowds gather to have their photo taken with the gold post box Credit: ITV Border

As well as the golden pillar box Scott will 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.

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