Scott Brash had a dream and today that dream came true when he won the Rolex Grand Slam of Show Jumping on his mount Hello Sanctos. “When you target something for so long and then you actually come and achieve that dream, it is absolutely fantastic,” said the young man who had just won over two million dollars by his win in the CP International at Spruce Meadows Masters.
That win was also the third in the Rolex Grand Slam, a series of three shows (CHIO Geneva, CHIO Aachen) which culminated with the CP Grand Prix. After a starting field of 40 riders attempted the course designed by Leopoldo Palacios, he along with 11 other riders returned for a second round. When he was the only one to put in a second clear round, the victory went to an ecstatic Scott Brash.
Scott was also quick to applaud his mount who he said, “has the mind of a human. For the same horse to win all three is incredible. I’m absolutely thrilled to be working with such a horse.” Scott admitted that he did have a small learning curve but, “with age he’s gotten more comfortable with the rings and now he can go anywhere and do anything.”
When asked if he would try to win it again he admitted that he probably would but the chance of anyone achieving what he just accomplished is next to impossible. In fact, he did what many thought would never happen and may never happen again. But for now, the man who was saying, “I have a dream,” now is saying “I had a dream!”
With that victory on Sunday September 13th, the Spruce Meadows Masters took its final bow. Until next year when riders will challenge the courses, spectators will come to enjoy all this place has to offer, and the world will follow what is happening in all the articles written by the media covering this show.
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