The British Open Show Jumping Championships (12-15 April 2007) might seem light years away, but tickets are already on sale due to unprecedented demand. Organisers have also announced the four-day equestrian extravaganza will be taking place at the Birmingham NEC for the first time, with in excess of 100 trade stands in an all new shopping forum.

It is no wonder British Open tickets are on sale earlier than usual: since its launch in 2003 the show has established itself as one of the blue chip events of the sporting calendar – packed with high calibre show jumping and thrilling displays. The British Open Championship and the puissance have become coveted titles on the British show jumping circuit.

In 2007 the British Open will once again host the highly acclaimed British Open indoor cross-country competition. Last year it attracted a line-up of top name riders including World Champion Zara Phillips.

Aside from first class competition, there will also be scurry driving, the UK’s highest goal arena polo, cowboy barrel racing and freestyle to music dressage special. In addition, the Pony Club will be displaying a uniquely choreographed ride by 24 young riders.

Further information and online booking: www.britishopenshowjumping.com or (tel: 08700 100 216).