Family fun returns to fair celebrating all things country

The freestyle motocross riders of Broke FMX in action at the Holkham Country Fair. Picture: DENISE B

The freestyle motocross riders of Broke FMX in action at the Holkham Country Fair. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY - Credit: Copyright: Archant 2019

Even with thunder and lightning, thousands of people celebrated all things countryside at a popular fair.

The freestyle motocross riders of Broke FMX in action at the Holkham Country Fair. Picture: DENISE B

The freestyle motocross riders of Broke FMX in action at the Holkham Country Fair. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY - Credit: Copyright: Archant 2019

The Holkham Country Fair contained everything from country activities, such as archery and dog agility, to big performers including Atkinson Action Horses and the Household Cavalry Musical Ride.

Headliners Broke FMX left the crowed on the edge of their seats as the freestyle Motocross athletes completed jumps of more than 100 feet.

Fair organiser, Sarah Green, said: "When it started raining I asked FMX if they would still be able to go ahead, they said yes.

"I was biting my nails the whole way through, They are crazy, but brilliant."

The freestyle motocross riders of Broke FMX in action at the Holkham Country Fair. Picture: DENISE B

The freestyle motocross riders of Broke FMX in action at the Holkham Country Fair. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY - Credit: Copyright: Archant 2019

When the storm broke out over Holkham on Saturday, the City of Norwich Pipe band was playing in the Grand Ring.

Instead of stopping and heading for cover, the men carried on with lightning cracking overhead.

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Mrs Green said: "Our pipe band carried on right through it, and it really properly rained.

"Their uniforms weigh 25 kilos when they are dry, so after the rain they would have been about double that."

One of the dogs taking part in the dogs agility at the Holkham Country Fair. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

One of the dogs taking part in the dogs agility at the Holkham Country Fair. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY - Credit: Copyright: Archant 2019

Five highlights from Holkham Country Fair

- The Atkinson Action Horses

The team have spent the last 12 years training horses for film and television. Some of their stunts included Roman riding, falls, flips and horses lying down.

During Saturday's performance, a horse and rider fell to the ground, but neither were injured.

Triplets, eight-year-old Saskia, left, Imogen, and Jemima Walter enjoying the Holkham Country Fair.

Triplets, eight-year-old Saskia, left, Imogen, and Jemima Walter enjoying the Holkham Country Fair. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY - Credit: Copyright: Archant 2019

- Dog agility

The dog agility saw speedy hounds jumping over fences, running through tunnels and over ramps.

Some hounds, however, decided to please the crowd instead by ignoring their owners.

- Inter-hunt relay

Triplets, eight-year-old Saskia, left, Imogen, and Jemima Walter enjoying the Holkham Country Fair.

Triplets, eight-year-old Saskia, left, Imogen, and Jemima Walter enjoying the Holkham Country Fair. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY - Credit: Copyright: Archant 2019

The relay is new to Holkham and saw two teams completing an assault course which tested their horses' speed and agility.

- Cookery theatre

This tent saw 13 chefs head to the stage and create some of their best-loved dishes, while giving the audience the chance to ask questions.

- Country activities

The freestyle motocross riders of Broke FMX in action at the Holkham Country Fair. Picture: DENISE B

The freestyle motocross riders of Broke FMX in action at the Holkham Country Fair. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY - Credit: Copyright: Archant 2019

Countryside pursuits including clay pigeon shooting and fly fishing were on offer for visitors.

The freestyle motocross riders of Broke FMX in action at the Holkham Country Fair. Picture: DENISE B

The freestyle motocross riders of Broke FMX in action at the Holkham Country Fair. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY - Credit: Copyright: Archant 2019

The freestyle motocross riders of Broke FMX in action at the Holkham Country Fair. Picture: DENISE B

The freestyle motocross riders of Broke FMX in action at the Holkham Country Fair. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY - Credit: Copyright: Archant 2019

The freestyle motocross riders of Broke FMX in action at the Holkham Country Fair. Picture: DENISE B

The freestyle motocross riders of Broke FMX in action at the Holkham Country Fair. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY - Credit: Copyright: Archant 2019

The freestyle motocross riders of Broke FMX in action at the Holkham Country Fair. Picture: DENISE B

The freestyle motocross riders of Broke FMX in action at the Holkham Country Fair. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY - Credit: Copyright: Archant 2019

The freestyle motocross riders of Broke FMX in action at the Holkham Country Fair. Picture: DENISE B

The freestyle motocross riders of Broke FMX in action at the Holkham Country Fair. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY - Credit: Copyright: Archant 2019

The freestyle motocross riders of Broke FMX in action at the Holkham Country Fair. Picture: DENISE B

The freestyle motocross riders of Broke FMX in action at the Holkham Country Fair. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY - Credit: Copyright: Archant 2019

The freestyle motocross riders of Broke FMX in action at the Holkham Country Fair. Picture: DENISE B

The freestyle motocross riders of Broke FMX in action at the Holkham Country Fair. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY - Credit: Copyright: Archant 2019

The freestyle motocross riders of Broke FMX in action at the Holkham Country Fair. Picture: DENISE B

The freestyle motocross riders of Broke FMX in action at the Holkham Country Fair. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY - Credit: Copyright: Archant 2019

The freestyle motocross riders of Broke FMX in action at the Holkham Country Fair. Picture: DENISE B

The freestyle motocross riders of Broke FMX in action at the Holkham Country Fair. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY - Credit: Copyright: Archant 2019

The freestyle motocross riders of Broke FMX in action at the Holkham Country Fair. Picture: DENISE B

The freestyle motocross riders of Broke FMX in action at the Holkham Country Fair. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY - Credit: Copyright: Archant 2019

The freestyle motocross riders of Broke FMX in action at the Holkham Country Fair. Picture: DENISE B

The freestyle motocross riders of Broke FMX in action at the Holkham Country Fair. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY - Credit: Copyright: Archant 2019

The freestyle motocross riders of Broke FMX in action at the Holkham Country Fair. Picture: DENISE B

The freestyle motocross riders of Broke FMX in action at the Holkham Country Fair. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY - Credit: Copyright: Archant 2019

The freestyle motocross riders of Broke FMX in action at the Holkham Country Fair. Picture: DENISE B

The freestyle motocross riders of Broke FMX in action at the Holkham Country Fair. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY - Credit: Copyright: Archant 2019

The freestyle motocross riders of Broke FMX in action at the Holkham Country Fair. Picture: DENISE B

The freestyle motocross riders of Broke FMX in action at the Holkham Country Fair. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY - Credit: Copyright: Archant 2019

The freestyle motocross riders of Broke FMX in action at the Holkham Country Fair. Picture: DENISE B

The freestyle motocross riders of Broke FMX in action at the Holkham Country Fair. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY - Credit: Copyright: Archant 2019

One of the dogs taking part in the dogs agility at the Holkham Country Fair. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

One of the dogs taking part in the dogs agility at the Holkham Country Fair. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY - Credit: Copyright: Archant 2019

One of the dogs taking part in the dogs agility at the Holkham Country Fair. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

One of the dogs taking part in the dogs agility at the Holkham Country Fair. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY - Credit: Copyright: Archant 2019

One of the dogs taking part in the dogs agility at the Holkham Country Fair. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

One of the dogs taking part in the dogs agility at the Holkham Country Fair. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY - Credit: Copyright: Archant 2019

One of the dogs taking part in the dogs agility at the Holkham Country Fair. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

One of the dogs taking part in the dogs agility at the Holkham Country Fair. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY - Credit: Copyright: Archant 2019

One of the dogs taking part in the dogs agility at the Holkham Country Fair. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

One of the dogs taking part in the dogs agility at the Holkham Country Fair. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY - Credit: Copyright: Archant 2019

One of the dogs taking part in the dogs agility at the Holkham Country Fair. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

One of the dogs taking part in the dogs agility at the Holkham Country Fair. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY - Credit: Copyright: Archant 2019

One of the dogs taking part in the dogs agility at the Holkham Country Fair. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

One of the dogs taking part in the dogs agility at the Holkham Country Fair. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY - Credit: Copyright: Archant 2019

One of the dogs taking part in the dogs agility at the Holkham Country Fair. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

One of the dogs taking part in the dogs agility at the Holkham Country Fair. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY - Credit: Copyright: Archant 2019

One of the dogs taking part in the dogs agility at the Holkham Country Fair. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

One of the dogs taking part in the dogs agility at the Holkham Country Fair. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY - Credit: Copyright: Archant 2019

Triplets, eight-year-old Saskia, left, Imogen, and Jemima Walter enjoying the Holkham Country Fair.

Triplets, eight-year-old Saskia, left, Imogen, and Jemima Walter enjoying the Holkham Country Fair. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY - Credit: Copyright: Archant 2019

Triplets, eight-year-old Saskia, left, Imogen, and Jemima Walter enjoying the Holkham Country Fair.

Triplets, eight-year-old Saskia, left, Imogen, and Jemima Walter enjoying the Holkham Country Fair. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY - Credit: Copyright: Archant 2019

Triplets, eight-year-old Saskia, left, Imogen, and Jemima Walter enjoying the Holkham Country Fair.

Triplets, eight-year-old Saskia, left, Imogen, and Jemima Walter enjoying the Holkham Country Fair. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY - Credit: Copyright: Archant 2019

Triplets, eight-year-old Saskia, left, Imogen, and Jemima Walter enjoying the Holkham Country Fair.

Triplets, eight-year-old Saskia, left, Imogen, and Jemima Walter enjoying the Holkham Country Fair. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY - Credit: Copyright: Archant 2019

Triplets, eight-year-old Saskia, left, Imogen, and Jemima Walter enjoying the Holkham Country Fair.

Triplets, eight-year-old Saskia, left, Imogen, and Jemima Walter enjoying the Holkham Country Fair. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY - Credit: Copyright: Archant 2019

Triplets, eight-year-old Saskia, left, Imogen, and Jemima Walter enjoying the Holkham Country Fair.

Triplets, eight-year-old Saskia, left, Imogen, and Jemima Walter enjoying the Holkham Country Fair. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY - Credit: Copyright: Archant 2019

Triplets, eight-year-old Saskia, left, Imogen, and Jemima Walter enjoying the Holkham Country Fair.

Triplets, eight-year-old Saskia, left, Imogen, and Jemima Walter enjoying the Holkham Country Fair. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY - Credit: Copyright: Archant 2019

Triplets, eight-year-old Saskia, left, Imogen, and Jemima Walter enjoying the Holkham Country Fair.

Triplets, eight-year-old Saskia, left, Imogen, and Jemima Walter enjoying the Holkham Country Fair. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY - Credit: Copyright: Archant 2019

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