Scotland will stage the 2015 FEI European Eventing Championships after beating rival bids from Germany, Holland, Belgium and Poland.
The event will take place at Blair Castle in Perthshire, which already hosts a popular annual three-star event.
Hugh Robertson, Minister for Sport and the Olympics, was among those who gave strong backing to Scotland's bid.
"The 2015 European Eventing Championships is one of the most prestigious international sports events to be staged by the United Kingdom as part of the 2012 major events sports legacy," he said.
"Having been part of the presentation team, I am delighted that we have been successful and I am sure sure we will deliver a fantastic event."