Helen Tredwell won the closing grand prix at Addington’s Premier Show on her little mare Opportunity B in front of a full house with commentary provided by Nick Brooks-Ward.

Twelve of the 55 starters provided a thrilling jump-off, with the opening round from Simon Davies on Rolette setting the standard. Charlotte Platt edged Paulien into a brief lead, but they had to concede to Helen and 11-year-old “Oppy”.

Billy Twomey was celebrating after taking the winter B and C Hickstead qualifier on Allegro, while his stable jockey Anthony Condon headed the BEF Young Riders class on Killy Jones. The second RIHS ticket went to John Renwick on Twister X.

Geoff Luckett headed both the dynamic B and C (Dottie Z) and winter Grade C qualifiers (Sinault). Kent-based Charlotte Foreman brought Alimo to the fore in the Blue Chip Performance qualifier, while Sophie Tobin captured the accumulator on Top Tack Unicento.

Read this report in full with photos, plus reports from Bordeaux World Cup, Arena UK, Patchetts EC, Blewbury, Cresswellshawe, Longwood, Quob Stables, ExeterEC, Solihull and The Hand EC in this Thursday’s Horse & Hound (15 February, ’07) – the first of three show special issues