Scott Brash Retires Leading Horse

Scott BRASH riding Ursula XII GBR ©Kit Houghton/Horsepower

Scott Brash Retires Leading Horse

Updated Sun 16th December

Olympia, The London International Horse Show, have announced that former world number one showjumper Scott Brash MBE will be officially retiring his leading horse during this year’s event.

Brash, one of Great Britain’s most successful ever showjumpers will retire Ursula XII, the 17-year-old Scottish Sports Horse during a special ceremony on Monday 23rd December following the Turkish Airlines Olympic Grand Prix.

Showjumper Scott Brash on horse Ursula XII jumping over a hurdle during a Jumping Competition with winning round at the CHIO horse show in Aachen, Germany 23 July 2017
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Owned by Lady Harris and Lady Kirkham, Ursula XII became the ride for Brash in 2012. Since then they have enjoyed enormous success in the UK and abroad including winning the opening LGCT Grand Prix of 2018 in phenomenal style.  The pair also became the only combination to achieve back to back Grand Prix victories at Spruce Meadows in 2016 making her the highest earning horse that year, and the successes go on.

Said Brash:

Ursula is once-in-a-lifetime horse who has given me moments in my career that I will never be able to top. I don’t think I will ever ride a horse like her again, she’s one of the smallest horses in the stables but jumps round such big courses more easily than any horse I’ve ridden. It is an honour to be giving her the retirement ceremony she deserves and celebrating her incredible career. We’re thrilled to be paying tribute to her at Olympia, the atmosphere is like no other and the Show is on home-turf, making it even more special.”

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