The time has come at last! The Spruce Meadows 'Masters' – the second Major Show of the year in the Rolex Grand Slam of Show Jumping – has begun and right from the start all the signs indicate that equestrian sport history is going to be written on Sunday in the legendary "International Ring".
With a top ranking in the "Cana Cup", Scott Brash qualified straightaway on Thursday for the big Final on Sunday, the "CP 'International', presented by Rolex" and has thus come a huge step closer to his dream of winning the Grand Slam.
The British show-jumper and his top horse "Hello Sanctos" mastered the first round and the jump-off with ease, jumping clear over both courses to finish fifth. This guarantees him a place on the starting list of the Grand Prix on Sunday. "I am delighted that we were already able to qualify for the Final today," stated Scott Brash after the prize ceremony. "'Sanctos' feels at home here, he jumped fantastically today and yesterday. We are looking forward to Sunday!"
The day that could change Scott Brash's life and the equestrian sport world: Because if Scott Brash should head the lap of honour of the Major on Sunday afternoon, he will be the first rider ever to win the three most challenging and prestigious Grand Prix in the world in direct succession: In December last year he jumped to victory at the CHI Geneva and in May he secured himself first place in the Grand Prix at the "World Equestrian Festival" in Aachen.
A victory in Spruce Meadows means he would go down in history as the first rider to win the Rolex Grand Slam of Show Jumping. He would thus claim one million Euros – in addition to the prize-money of 500,000 Canadian Dollars. An extraordinary opportunity for an exceptional rider!