Tina Fletcher and Paul Barker have claimed two wild card places for the British Open Show Jumping Championships in April.
At the Addington Manor Equestrian Centre British Open Wild Card Qualifier last week Tina and Paul secured enough points over the course of three days to enter the international classes at the British Open.
Tina, riding Hallo Sailor, and Paul, riding Amadeus V, scored 47 and 46 points respectively. Lynne Bevan on Top Gun narrowly missed a wild card place with 45 points.
This is the second time that Paul and Tina have won significant wild card places – last year they both qualified for HOYS this way.
Addington Manor is hosting a number of British Open Qualifiers this year, including the Baileys JAS British Eventing Final and the Indoor Cross Country Wild Card Championship.
The British Open will be held from the 7– 10 April at Birmingham’s NEC and will see the return of Robert Whitaker seeking to defend his title as the 2009 Champion.
Read H&H’s full report from Addington in the current issue (4 Feb 2010), on sale now