Helen Tredwell and Laura Newman will join top riders at the British Open Show Jumping Championships (16-19th April) at the Birmingham NEC).

The riders snatched the last two tickets for the international competitions at the Addington Manor Classic qualifier on Saturday (28th March).

Helen and the very popular Opportunity B (pictured) jumped superbly to finish top of the points table, scoring a total of 55.

Then Laura riding the very sharp Running on Red put in a fast round to claim the second wildcard, snapping at Helen’s heels to finish on 51 points.

Tickets are still available for the British Open. To book, call the NEC Box Office on 0844 581 1301 or go on the website www.britishopenshowjumping.com