Scott Brash to target second leg of Rolex Grand Slam in Aachen

  • Scott Brash will be targeting the second leg of the Rolex Grand Slam of Showjumping in Aachen, Germany, at the weekend (29-31 May).

    This follows the Scotsman’s win of the Rolex Grand Prix with Hello Sanctos in Geneva, Switzerland, in December last year, where he also claimed the Rolex International Jumping Riders Club (IJRC) Top 10 Final.

    Scott will now bid for the €1m (£707,386) bonus on offer for any rider who can claim all three grands prix — CHI Geneva, Aachen and Spruce Meadows.

    “I’ve everything I want — a wonderful horse and wonderful owners, and my team are unbelievable. I’m on top of the world today,” said Scott of his win last year.

    “I’ll put Aachen on my list now — I’ll be trying!

    Scott recently returned to the top spot in the Longines world rankings (7 May).

    The 29-year-old had held the position as world number one for 16 months from December 2013. However he lost his position last month to Germany’s Daniel Deusser, dropping to number two in the world.

    Some good results recently, including dual victory at the Longines Global Champions Tour of Miami, have helped Scott back to the top.

    Following Aachen, the final leg of the Rolex Grand Slam of Showjumping will be held at Spruce Meadows, Canada (9-13 September).

    Since the sport’s three majors were combined in 2013, no one rider has managed to win more than one stage.

    Rolex Grand Prix Aachen — previous winners

    2014 Christian Ahlmann (GER), Codex One

    2013 Nick Skelton (GBR), Big Star

    2012 Michael Whitaker (GBR), GIG Amai

    2011 Janne Friederike Meyer (GER), Cellagon Lambrasco

    2010 Eric Lamaze (CAN), Hickstead

    2009 Denis Lynch (IRL), Lantinus

    2008 Albert Zoer (NED), Sam

    2007 Elizabeth Madden (USA), Authentic

    2006 Jos Lansink (BEL), Cumano

    2005 Meredith Michaels-Beerbaum, (GER) Shutterfly

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