Crowds flock to Sandringham Game and Country Fair
- Credit: Nick Butcher
Thousands of people packed into Sandringham for this year's Game and Country Fair.
Following the huge success of Saturday's events, day two has been met with equally large numbers for the 12th show at Queen's west Norfolk retreat.
The light drizzle of rain over the weekend did not deter families and their furry companions from taking part in the huge array of shows.
In the World of Dogs arena the terrier racing was underway just as the first outbreak of sunshine lightened up the day.
Lorna Sharkey travelled from Stoke Hammond, near Milton Keynes, with her son James, 22, and their terrier Lilli who took part in the racing.
Before the race, Mr Sharkey said: 'I don't think Lilli will win but I won't tell mum that.
'We came here when I was very little and this is the first time we've been back since.'
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Caroline Pont and Samantha Davis arrived into Sandringham from Lincoln with their puppies Chippy and Otis.
Ms Pont said: 'I haven't been here for years, but we came for our dogs to socialise and to watch the dog events - it's very inviting for dogs.
'It is really spaced out and not crammed in, there are lots of nice stalls - I'm going to do some gun dog shopping.'
Tanya Loomes, from Wisbech, is celebrating her 30th birthday at the show with her children Ella Bristow, 5, and Ronan Bristow, 3, who both enjoyed a donkey ride.
Ms Loomes said: 'I came five years ago when I was pregnant with my eldest and I enjoyed it then.'
Today in the Andy Singleton Arena, the largest arena at the fair, visitors were treated with a spectacular show hosted by the Shire Horse Society.
The magnificent animals toured around the arena while organisers gave a commentary on the importance of protecting the dwindling numbers of the breed.
Later in the day, the horseboarding event saw adrenalin-junkies being pulled at speeds of up to 29mph on their boards around a series of obstacles by a galloping horse.
The chainsaw carvers were busy at work transforming reclaimed timber into stunning sculptures at the designated chainsaw carving area.
A number of their finished work, including unique furniture and animal carvings, were on display and available for purchase.
Hundreds took part in a number of sports on offer, including clayshooting, airguns and archery in the new shooting village, angling, falconry, and lots of dog competitions and training exercises for both the working dog and family friend.
Shop until you drop could be another theme at the show with the multitude of trade stands around the arenas, the craft village and the food show.
Dotted around the showground were lots of other attractions, children's entertainments and have-a-go workshops, relaxing food courts and real ale bars.