This short film summarises most aspects of the British equestrian scene - as well as explaining its origins. We start with a children's gymkhana where young riders negotiate a course and attempt some jumps. Then we see riders at Hickstead, demonstrate their skills with hounds followed by carriage racing. Next, jockeys assemble for a point-to-point while Princess Anne, riding Columbus, completes a showjumping circuit. We end with shots of the next generation of riders.
Screen Archive South East is a public sector moving image archive serving the South East of England. The archive's collections of magic lantern slides, films, videos and associated materials capture the many varied aspects of life, work and creativity from the early days of screen history to the present day and serve as a rich and invaluable historical resource.