South Scotland

Olympics equestrian: Gold postbox for Peebles horseman

Media captionThe Olympic showjumping gold medal win by Scott Brash is marked a post box painted gold in Peebles

A post box on Peebles High Street has been painted gold in honour of Scottish Borders Olympic showjumping winner Scott Brash.

The 26-year-old, who lives in the Manor Valley, was part of the GB team, along with Nick Skelton, Peter Charles and Ben Maher.

They beat the Netherlands in a dramatic jump-off to claim first place.

It was Britain's first Olympic showjumping medal since 1984 and their first gold since Helsinki in 1952.

Scott is the number one Scottish showjumper and is ranked 4th in Britain.

Image caption Scott Brash competes in the team show jumping event at Greenwich Park

He will be taking part in the individual event on Wednesday.

During Monday's Olympic event in front of 23,000 at Greenwich Park, GB and the Netherlands were tied on eight penalty points after the team competition, sending the event into a jump-off over a shortened course.

And while two Dutch riders faltered, Nick Skelton, Ben Maher and Peter Charles all went clear to snatch gold.

Overnight leaders Saudi Arabia took the bronze with a score of 14 points.

Skelton, Maher and Brash all qualified for Wednesday's individual final but Charles missed the final cut of 35 riders.