Blue skies shine on today's Royal Windsor Horse Show
GLORIOUS sunshine greeted the thousands of visitors who flocked to see the UK's biggest outdoor equestrian show today.
The torrential downpour was washed away by blue skies as the fourth day of the Royal Windsor Horse Show galloped into action.
The spectacular line-up, in the grounds of Windsor Castle, included the Land Rover Six Bar and the Household Cavalry Best Turned Out Trooper supported by Alltech events, in the Castle Arena.
Pupils from schools around the region also took part in the Inter Schools Show Jumping Competition, held in the BHS Frogmore Arena.
Actor Martin Clunes, president of the British Horse Society (BHS), was attending the day with his family.
He said: "I love it - it's the best show of them all.
"We attend quite a few events around the country and they are always enjoyable, but seeing these surroundings - it doesn't get any better for horse lovers!"
Mr Clunes, who was appointed president of the BHS in June last year, is a keen rider, together with wife Philippa and daughter Emily, who keep 16 horses on their farm in Dorset.
He added: "I think horses should be made available to everyone.
"I do care and if I can get one person near a horse, that normally wouldn't, then that's something."
As well as all things equestrian, there was an array of music - including the Watoto Children's Choir.
The choir, from Uganda, is made up of 22 orphaned children from Africa.
They have been touring the UK for five months and have been performing every night at The Queen's Diamond Jubilee Pageant.
Stephen Banyikiza, choir leader, said: "We are ambassadors of hope for the children in East Africa that can't speak for themselves.
"Four of the children got to meet The Queen. She said she is looking forward to our performance on Sunday."
Choir girl Lydia Amito, 10, even gave Her Majesty a hug.
For the full story from the five-day event, and pictures, pick up a copy of Friday's Royal Borough Observer.
This article appeared in Royal Borough Observer 12 May 12