The Duke of Edinburgh was out of the public gaze at the Lowther Show as he helped to judge the carriage driving competition. More than 30,000 people are expected to attend the show over the weekend.
More than 30,000 spectators are expected to visit this year's Lowther show ground in Cumbria over the weekend.
The show, which was cancelled in 2008 due to bad weather, was revived three years ago and now has over one hundred competitors in the carriage trials.
Organisers insist they are confident the event will still go ahead as planned despite predictions of heavy rain over the weekend.
The Duke of Edinburgh is visiting Lowther show ground in Cumbria today.
Prince Philip is helping to judge the carriage driving. He is also close friends with driver George Bowman senior, who was injured at Lowther show yesterday.
A famous carriage driver is recovering in hospital after getting injured at the Lowther show ground in Cumbria.
George Bowman, 78, was riding a horse drawn carriage when the animal bolted. Bowman fell off the carriage and sustain head and chest injuries. He was airlifted to the Cumberland Infirmary in Carlisle.
A famous carriage driver has been airlifted to hospital after an incident at the Lowther show-ground in Cumbria.
George Bowman senior, 78, from Penrith, suffered head and chest injures during a carriage driving accident yesterday and was airlifted to Carlisle's Cumberland Infirmary. His condition was said to be stable last night.
A 23-year-old woman was also treated by paramedics at the scene.
The new-look Lowther Show attracted thousand of visitors over the weekend.
The traditional carriage driving competitions made a comeback this year and organisers hope that it will mean the show returns to being one of the best known events in the Cumbrian calendar.
The original Lowther Show at Askham near Penrith came to an end in 2009 and has now been revived under new organisers.
The revamped show featured three show areas as well as plenty of country pursuits like fly fishing and dog retrieving skills.
Thousands of visitors are attending the Lowther Show near Penrith.
This year's event sees the return of the traditional carriage driving competitions.
The show director, Jerome Roberts, says there has been a great deal of enthusiasm about its comeback:
Carriage driving has made a comeback at Lowther Show. The countryside event is being held this weekend at Askham near Penrith.
The show has been revived, under new organisers, after the original event was cancelled for good in 2009.
Thousands of people turned out to enjoy the sights and sounds.
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