Scott Brash, the Olympia Star!
The Scottish champion and his Hello M’Lady at the top in Grand Prix at Olympia
Scott Brash and Hello M’Lady galloped to victory in the Grand Prix FEI World Cup at Olympia Grand Hall in London (GBR) last Sunday.
This was the eighth round of the 2016/2017 Western European League, and this result leaves the 31-year-old rider - 2012 Olympic gold-medal-winning team-mate with Hello Sanctos - only a few points short of a qualifying spot for the eagerly-anticipated Longines Final in Omaha, Nebraska (USA) next March.
35 riders from 14 nations lined out, including 5 of the top 10. 13 riders from 7 nations qualified for the second-round jump-off against the clock. Brash gained the victory in 38.73 seconds. “It’s very special to win in front of the home crowd, they were really behind us and it gives you that extra edge!” said Brash who now has the series Final in his sights. “I’ve never really targeted it in the past because the calendar is so full and there’s often a championship, but I’m very fortunate to have a strong team, all coming back from injury, including Hello Sanctos.
M’Lady is a wonderful horse, really talented, she jumped really well in Geneva last week but we were unlucky, you have to get everything right on the day. My next outing is in Liverpool for the New Year, it’s great to get another 4-Star event in our country so I’m very happy to support it.” Scott said.
Scott Brash and his horses had a brilliant 2016 season.
Among the best results, he won with Ursula XII the Grand Prix at CSIO Calgary and obtained the second place in Grand Prix at CHIO Aachen, winner with Hello Forever of Grand Prix GCT in Cannes and Mexico City, a lot of victories and placements in CSI.