Bryan’s MBE poem
“Jumping aroond the Border country,
Collecting rosettes by the hand fae,
‘He’s got some talent’ folk wud say”.
That is how Souter wordsmith Bryan Hoggan described the young Peeblesshire show jumper and Olympic gold medallist, Scott Brash.
The former rugby player and coach’s poem was read out at a party in Scott’s honour to celebrate his MBE award in the New Year list. The scribe was unable to attend, but his words covered Brash’s life, the GB show jumping team winning the gold – “Aroond their necks the medals hung,
While supporters cheered and families sung,
And back at Manor his freends and rellies, Clapped and hollared at their tellies!” – and the interview afterwards when Brash joked the medal might increase his chances with women.
More than 100 Manor Valley locals attended the party, organised by Peeblesshire egg producer John Campbell and local farmer Jim Currie, when farmer Robert Barr recited the poem and Lord Lieutenant of Tweeddale, Cpt David Younger presented Brash with a signed photograph of Manor Valley residents.
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