Scott Brash ‘hungry’ for success as Rolex Grand Slam kicks off again

  • Can Scott Brash win the Rolex Grand Slam for a second time?

    The Scottish rider will be giving it his best attempt as he heads to Switzerland this week for the first leg in the new series — the Geneva grand prix.

    The world’s top showjumpers will be competing at CHI Geneva this week.

    The competition kicks off today (Thursday 10 December) and culminates on Sunday (13 December) with the Rolex grand prix.

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    This summer the world number one made history becoming the first rider to win the Rolex Grand Slam — which is made up of wins in three major grands prix, Geneva, Aachen and Spruce Meadows.

    At Spruce Meadows on 13 September Scott picked up a €1.3million (£950,000) total prize fund – which included the €1million grand slam bonus for winning the treble.

    Now the 30-year-old rider is travelling to Geneva with his partner Hello Sanctos, owned by Lord and Lady Harris and Lord and Lady Kirkham, to see if he can do it again.

    “Palexpo is a fantastic arena, which is great to ride in for both the riders and the horses and the atmosphere in the ring on “Rolex Grand Prix” day is a really special feeling,” said Scott.

    “It really is one of my favourite shows of the year and I’m really looking forward to going again this year.

    “I just try to focus on the job at hand, but I will most certainly be trying to win the Rolex IJRC Top 10 Final and the Rolex Grand Prix, both of which will be extremely difficult classes to win again, but I’m still extremely hungry for more success in Geneva.”

    There is a €1million bonus for three victories, but two out of three wins also comes with a prize.

    If two grands prixs in succession are won the rider will take home a €500,000 bonus. If two classes are taken non-consecutively there is €250,000 up for grabs.

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