PEEBLES showjumper Scott Brash may have slid down the rankings during 2016 but it has still been 12 months to remember for the 31-year-old.

And he will cap it off today by returning home to unveil a statue in his honour.

A string of injuries to his horses saw the former world number one slip to 13 in the rankings.

And the equine injuries also prevented the London 2012 gold medalist competing in the Rio Olympics.

But Scott has still chalked up major Grand Prix wins overseas.

This week he landed one of his biggest honours of 2016 by winning the Longines World Cup qualifier at Olympia following a thrilling 13-horse jump off on Sunday.

Scott was presented with a Longines watch and €155,000 for his win.

His Great Britain team-mate Ben Maher finished runner-up at the indoor calendar’s most prestigious and valuable class.

His horse, M’Lady, was not available for the Rio Olympics but has now fully recovered from a bone injury.

And the pair will now aim for the annual World Cup final in Omaha, Nebraska during next April.

Scott was pleased with the form of M'Lady. He said: "Ben did a very quick round but M’Lady is quick and sharp and I know if I get my turns right she can beat everyone.”

Scott's Olympia win also elevates him to sixth in the European qualifying league.

A delighted Scott, who is now looking forward to the World Cup, also revealed that his partner in London 2012, Hello Sanctos, is returning from injury.

He said: "In the past there has often been another big championship to think about, and the calendar is so full nowadays you have to have enough horses.

"I am fortunate to have a strong team for 2017 with Hello Sanctos also coming back from injury.”

Scott, aboard Hello Guv'nor, couldn't quite manage a second win at the festive meeting on Monday evening in the London Olympia Grand Prix.

He produced an impressive round of 40.83 seconds in the six-way jump-off.

However, the Borderer dropped into third place alongside Swiss rider Steve Guerdat after earning four penalty points for knocking down a pole.

Germany's Daniel Deusser finished with a winning round of 45.67.

Scott will round off his year by arriving in Peebles this (Friday) morning to officially unveil a life-sized statue in his honour.

The sculpture, which is made from recycled horseshoes, depicts Scott aboard Hell Sanctos.

The unveiling ceremony is due to take place at 11am.