Cat no. 4394

Riding and the Countryside

Running time14:27 Black & White Silent 1933-1935 Buckinghamshire

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Nine short films linked by the theme of horse riding, comprising footage from Buckinghamshire horse shows, paddocks or horse rides.


AmateurTNA ProjectWomen's Filmmaking

Footage from the Princes Risborough Show, including riding variants on ‘school sports day’ contests, riding variant of musical chairs, and an inter-hunt giant ball pushing contest.

Footage of Eunice Alliott feeding horses in the paddock of a hunting stables in Great Missenden. Shot of a horse jumping fences in the paddock at Great Missenden. The rider is possibly Eustace Alliott.

Footage taken from horseback of a ride in the Buckinghamshire countryside.

Footage from the Blairavon Show (Beamond End, Little Missenden, Buckinghamshire) including shots of the ‘Tally Ho’ and ‘Nimrod’ coach teams, some of the competitors and fences in the show jumping event for boys under 16, riding variants on ‘school sports day’ contests involving both young boys, girls and teenagers.

The film also includes footage of three demonstration jumps by Captain Webber on his horse Seaplane filmed simultaneously at normal speed and in slow motion.

Footage of Mr Knowles demonstrating how to open and close a gate on horseback.

Footage from the Rat Catcher’s Show (no date) comprising shots of one competitor in a show jumping competition.

Footage from the Great Missenden Horse Show of 1935, including female riders and their horses, a riding variant of a sack race contest involving young men and women; show jumping, some shot in slow motion; prize giving by Stanley Barratt; passengers on board an old times coach, the coach leaving the show.

Shot from the Market Hall in Amersham of an old times coach passing the Hall.

Featured People:

Eunice Alliott Eustace Alliott (possibly, at Great Missenden Hunting Stables) Captain Webber, on Seaplane, Blairavon Show [no date] Mr Knowles Stanley Barratt, Old Berkeley MFH [Master of Fox Hounds] Sir Bertram Mills

Featured Events:

Princes Risborough Gymkhana [no date] Blairavon Show Furnivalls Cup, show jumping competition, Blairavon Show [no date] Rat Catcher’s Show Great Missenden Horse Show, 1935

Featured Buildings:

High Street Amersham Great Missenden Hunting Stables Market Hall, Amersham

Eustace Alliott; Eunice Alliott

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