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.
Traditional trades are returning to the countryside. Blacksmith Philip Grob, 27, from Hampshire., is doing a roaring trade. And, as Mel Bloor found out, he is encouraging other young people to join him.