Highlights from the first day of the Appleby Horse Fair 2019

The Appleby Horse Fair got underway this week in the English county of Cumbria.

The event is described on its own website as "an annual gathering of Gypsies and Travellers."

It attracts about 10,000 Gypsies and Travellers, about 1000 caravans, several hundred horse-drawn vehicles, and about 30,000 visitors.

The horses are washed and trotted up and down the flashing lane on most days of the fair.