Standard 8mm film Colour Mute 1963 4:28
Summary: 1963 Gymkhana, with judging panel, show-jumpers and fox-hunters
Title number: 1473
Description: Opening reads 'Gymkhana 1963' in red with a design of jumping horses behind.
A man in a beige coat and black bowler hat, smoking a pipe, sits at a table on a platform, a large marquee behind him. A judge in a long white coat stands near a show-jump. A row of riders in dark jackets and helmets sit atop their horses, inspected by a man in a suit and a woman wearing a white blouse with a dark blue dress, holding a silver trophy. Further shots of the riders lined up show the crowd watching in the background, in a large park with trees. More spectators sit on deck chairs in a roped-off area. The horses line up at the start point then move off at a gentle pace before speeding up. A stationary horse shakes its head. Two riders in red fox-hunting coats then charge around on horses, followed by hounds. Various shots then follow of riders and horses performing show jumps. Close-up shots show children on their parents' laps watching. Judges - all middle-aged men in suits - sit at a judging panel with microphones. Rosettes are then stuck to the sides of horses' heads. A costume parade follows, with children riders and ponies in colourful fancy dress.
Keywords: Gymkhana; Show jumping; equestrian; parade; fox hunting
Locations: United Kingdom; England