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Going, Going, Gone! Horseman sent packing during Household Cavalry's Royal Norfolk Show display


By Judy Bates


A display by the Household Cavalry was one of the highlights of today's opening day of the Royal Norfolk Show, though things weren't quite as they seemed.

The Royal Norfolk Show Norwich,Day One Wednesday 26th June 2019..Scenes from the Showground. (13046973)
The Royal Norfolk Show Norwich,Day One Wednesday 26th June 2019..Scenes from the Showground. (13046973)

The group's musical ride was the headline act of the main ring programme on Wednesday.

But, although their traditional immaculate timing and precision moves delighted the packed stands around the ring, they performed without one of their number who parted company with his horse on the way into the ring.

The Royal Norfolk Show Norwich,Day One Wednesday 26th June 2019..Scenes from the Showground..Musical Ride of the Household Cavalry, a rider falls from his horse in the Grand Ring. (13046972)
The Royal Norfolk Show Norwich,Day One Wednesday 26th June 2019..Scenes from the Showground..Musical Ride of the Household Cavalry, a rider falls from his horse in the Grand Ring. (13046972)
The Royal Norfolk Show Norwich,Day One Wednesday 26th June 2019..Scenes from the Showground..Musical Ride of the Household Cavalry, a rider falls from his horse in the Grand Ring. (13046971)
The Royal Norfolk Show Norwich,Day One Wednesday 26th June 2019..Scenes from the Showground..Musical Ride of the Household Cavalry, a rider falls from his horse in the Grand Ring. (13046971)
The Royal Norfolk Show Norwich,Day One Wednesday 26th June 2019..Scenes from the Showground..Musical Ride of the Household Cavalry, a rider falls from his horse in the Grand Ring. (13046970)
The Royal Norfolk Show Norwich,Day One Wednesday 26th June 2019..Scenes from the Showground..Musical Ride of the Household Cavalry, a rider falls from his horse in the Grand Ring. (13046970)
The Royal Norfolk Show Norwich,Day One Wednesday 26th June 2019..Scenes from the Showground..Musical Ride of the Household Cavalry, a rider falls from his horse in the Grand Ring. (13046969)
The Royal Norfolk Show Norwich,Day One Wednesday 26th June 2019..Scenes from the Showground..Musical Ride of the Household Cavalry, a rider falls from his horse in the Grand Ring. (13046969)
The Royal Norfolk Show Norwich,Day One Wednesday 26th June 2019..Scenes from the Showground..Musical Ride of the Household Cavalry, a rider falls from his horse in the Grand Ring. (13046968)
The Royal Norfolk Show Norwich,Day One Wednesday 26th June 2019..Scenes from the Showground..Musical Ride of the Household Cavalry, a rider falls from his horse in the Grand Ring. (13046968)
The Royal Norfolk Show Norwich,Day One Wednesday 26th June 2019..Scenes from the Showground..Musical Ride of the Household Cavalry, a rider makes his way out of the Grand Ring after falling from his horse. (13046926)
The Royal Norfolk Show Norwich,Day One Wednesday 26th June 2019..Scenes from the Showground..Musical Ride of the Household Cavalry, a rider makes his way out of the Grand Ring after falling from his horse. (13046926)

The rider was unhurt but had to retire from the display and was applauded by the crowd as he left the ring.

Also absent from the show today was a planned display by the RAF Falcons parachute display, which had to be ditched because of low cloud.


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