Four of the world’s top 10 show jumpers will compete at next week’s British Open Show Jumping Championships (3-6 April 2008).

Britain’s Michael Whitaker will be joined by Switzerland’s Markus Fuchs, Ireland’s Jessica Kurten and Germany’s Christian Ahlman jumping at Birmingham’s NEC.

In addition, John, Robert, Ellen and William Whitaker have accepted invitations to jump at the British Open, along with Tim Stockdale, William Funnell, Nick Skelton, Robert Smith and Guy Williams.

Two more riders will be awarded wild cards from this weekend’s Addington Manor easibedplus Classic.

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