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Old photos of proud Norfolk horse owners and their showstoppers through the years

PUBLISHED: 17:00 01 April 2017 | UPDATED: 09:02 02 April 2017

B.H. Mellor's

B.H. Mellor's "Wyebank Magic" at the Royal Norfolk Show. Photo: Archant Library

Horses and show jumping have been enjoyed for many years. Here are a selection of photos from all over Norfolk of proud owners and their showstoppers.

Dallinghow Prince Charles at Woodbridge with Marshland Penny. Photo: Archant Library Dallinghow Prince Charles at Woodbridge with Marshland Penny. Photo: Archant Library

1. Father and daughter success... Dallinghow Prince Charles, Supreme Champion at Woodbridge, with Marshland Penny, the reserve Supreme Champion, dated 8th May 1990.

Caroline Musker with her team Bridgham in South Norfolk. Photo: Archant Library Caroline Musker with her team Bridgham in South Norfolk. Photo: Archant Library

2. In training for days of gruelling tests throughout the county, Caroline Musker gets her team under way at Bridgham in South Norfolk, dated 1st August 1991.

Jenny Taylor in action at Horse Shoe Farm, Yaxham. Photo: Archant Library Jenny Taylor in action at Horse Shoe Farm, Yaxham. Photo: Archant Library

3. Jenny Taylor, aged 13, from Mattishall, in action in Friday’s Express in a novice and beginners’ event held at Horse Shoe Farm, Yaxham, near Dereham, dated around May 1993.

Marianna Towler and Trudi. Photo: Archant Library Marianna Towler and Trudi. Photo: Archant Library

4. Eleven year old Marianna Towler and Trudi get into their jumping stride at Brandon horse show.

Rebecca Roberts takes a fence on Nipper's Dream. Photo: Archant Library Rebecca Roberts takes a fence on Nipper's Dream. Photo: Archant Library

5. Rebecca Roberts takes a fence on Nipper’s Dream at the cross-country hunter trials at Wramplingham Hall, dated 29th August 1973.

Sophie Harvey goes clear on Emma's Prospect. Photo: Archant Library Sophie Harvey goes clear on Emma's Prospect. Photo: Archant Library

6. Sophie Harvey goes clear on Emma’s Prospect at the Fakenham Horse Show which took place at Sennowe Park, Guist, dated 30th May 1993.

Judge Mrs J. Fox in the working hunters classes. Photo: Archant Library Judge Mrs J. Fox in the working hunters classes. Photo: Archant Library

7. Judge Mrs J. Fox in the working hunters classes at the North Norfolk & Norwich horse show, dated 12th July 1992.

Horse show in Woodbridge. Photo: Archant Library Horse show in Woodbridge. Photo: Archant Library

8. Horse show in Woodbridge, dated 18th April 1960.

Show jumping. Photo: Archant Library Show jumping. Photo: Archant Library

9. Show jumping, dated around 1992.

A popular Norfolk Show event. Photo: Archant Library A popular Norfolk Show event. Photo: Archant Library

10. A popular Norfolk Show event, dated around June 1995.

B.H. Mellor's B.H. Mellor's "Wyebank Magic" at the Royal Norfolk Show. Photo: Archant Library

11. In the Hackney Stallion, mare or gelding event (in single harness) class 58 the winner was B.H. Mellor’s “Wyebank Magic”, seen going through its paces at the Royal Norfolk Show.

Mr. F. W. Key and his Irish draught stallion Blackbird. Photo: Archant Library Mr. F. W. Key and his Irish draught stallion Blackbird. Photo: Archant Library

12. Mr. F. W. Key, of Thurning, allows his Irish draught stallion Blackbird to get rid of a little excess energy before entering the ring to take part in the parade, dated 19th March 1978.

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