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 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 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.