History Is Made at the Spruce Meadows ‘Masters’ as Scott Brash Wins Rolex Grand Slam of Show Jumping Prize
Photo: Scott Brash (GBR) Riding Hello Sanctos (Copyright: ROLEX/Kit Houghton)
13 September 2015, Spruce Meadows, Canada – Scott Brash (GBR) has made history by becoming the first and only rider to win the three equestrian Majors consecutively, claiming the pinnacle of equestrian sporting achievement: the Rolex Grand Slam of Show Jumping title and a €1,000,000 bonus.
Rolex Grand Slam of Show Jumping: “Hello Sanctos” takes off!
Photo: Sanctos and groom (Credit: Rolex Grand Slam of Show Jumping/ Andreas Steindl).
Liège Airport, half past four in the morning. A horse trailer arrives on the cargo car park of from the Netherlands. It’s still dark at night at one of the biggest cargo airports in Europe. An empty parking lot.
“I have a dream!” – Interview with Scott Brash
In a few days’ time, Scott Brash will have the legendary opportunity to win the Rolex Grand Slam of Show Jumping, if he rides to victory in the Major at the Spruce Meadows ‘Masters’. In an interview, the Scottish rider explained how he and his horse, “Hello Sanctos”, have prepared for the show in Calgary, what he would like to read about himself one day and why the best decision in his life had something to do with football.
Olympic and European gold medal winner Scott is entered with two of his rising star horses, Hello Forever and Hello M’Lady. The 30-year-old Brit has recently moved from his native Peeblesshire to a new base near the All England Jumping Course at Hickstead, and his appearance at the show will give showjumping fans a rare opportunity to see this jet-setting superstar compete on home turf.
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