After a two-way decider at Edenbridge and Oxted (26-27 August), the coloured stallion O’Combo De L’Eau claimed his first Area Trial victory for owner-rider Pennie Cornish. They pushed the in-form William Funnell and his home-bred Cortaflex Billy Birr into second place.

Laura Louden (Vladimir) and Georgie Strutton (Wonderboy) are Olympia-bound after taking the top two places in the Young Showjumper Award.

Read this report in full, plus reports from other top show jumping shows around the country, in today’s Horse & Hound (13 September, ’07)