The Longines Royal International Horse Show is taking place in West Sussex this weekend.
It's one of the oldest events of its kind in the world - featuring the stars of equestrian sport, and some of the most enthusiastic amateurs.
Since 1992 its home has been Hickstead, a beautiful backdrop for a sport which shows no sign of dwindling in popularity
30,000 are expected over the four day festival, as Rachel Hepworth reports:
Rachel spoke to Hickstead's Edward Bunn, veteran showjumper John Whitaker and people competing in the amateur events.
A motorcyclist has suffered life-threatening injuries in a crash in Sussex. It happened on the A23 at Hickstead last night. The road was closed for several hours.
The Royal International Horse Show gets underway at Hickstead showground.
Several of our Olympic Gold medal winning showjumpers are riding at the show which runs until Sunday.
The Nations Cup competition takes place on Friday.
It is the first official day of the Hickstead Showjumping Derby meeting today where riders compete for big prize money on their horses.
The big class, the Derby itself takes place on Sunday afternoon where riders tackle the famous bank.
The Derby meeting has been held for several decades at the showground just off the A23.
Top showjumping riders from all around the world will compete in a special competition at Hickstead showground in Sussex this afternoon.
A total of 8 nations take part in today's Nations Cup held in the International arena.
Olympic team rider Peter Charles is among those competing for the British team.
They are hoping to regain the Nations Cup from last year's winning team Germany.
It is the 1st day of the Royal International Horse Show at Hickstead in Sussex today.
Thousands of people are expected to go to the event which runs through until Sunday.
The big competition of the week is the Nations Cup on Friday featuring the top 8 showjumping nations.
Great Britain will be trying to claim back the honours after last year's win by the German team.
Thousands of people are expected to converge on Hickstead Showground in Sussex over the next few days as the British Showjumping Derby meeting starts today.
The Derby itself where riders tackle the famous bank will be held in the International arena on Sunday afternoon.