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Brash not included in Sports Personality of the Year

Scott Brash Credit: Scott Brash

Peebles show-jumper Scott Brash has missed out on a place in the finals of this year's Sports Personality of the Year.

British Showjumping has hit out at the BBC for failing to shortlist the 29-year-old for the overall prize.

Brash has been world number one for the past 25 months and earlier this year he became the first rider ever to win the Rolex Grand Slam.

A social-media campaign set-up to award the show-jumper with the SPOTY title has received almost 20,000 likes.

The BBC say that their panel considered all nominations.

"A great many athletes are considered and debated by the panel.

"The independent, expert panel considered everyone and drew up the shortlist of 12 candidates through consensus agreement."

– BBC Spokesperson

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Peebles Showjumper ranked world number one

Scott Brash jumping earlier this year at the FEI European Championships Credit: Jochen LÃŒbke/DPA/Press Association Images

Peebles Showjumper Scott Brash MBE has jumped to the top spot on the Longines World Ranking list.

The 28-year-old was a member of the gold medal winning GB Showjumping Team at the 2012 Olympics.

His most recent victory was at the Global Champions Tour series in Doha.

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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

Borders showjumper to receive MBE from Queen

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.

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.