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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.


Borders jumper in action today

Scott Brash, the equestrian rider from Peebles, will compete again today in the men's individual show jumping.

He and his horse Hello Sanctos tipped one pole for four faults in round one, but still made it into the second round at Greenwich Park.

He'll also compete in the team event for Great Britain, from 11 am.

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