Film ID:
YFA 3091

COXWOLD AND HUSTHWAITE SHOWS

1949

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Description

Made by Betty and Cyril Ramsden, this film captures life in the small country villages of Coxwold and Husthwaite in Yorkshire. The couple were semi-professional filmmakers, based in Leeds, filming both for pleasure and taking on commissions from companies such as the Yorkshire Evening Post.

Title-Husthwaite Show.

Many people have gathered on a large field for the day's events. Horses line up, and a show-jumping contest takes place. Cows are then paraded around the field as part of the county show event.

Stable hands groom the horses in the stables, and jockeys ride the horses around the arena as a crowd of spectators watch. They are followed by shire horses and horses which have been decorated with flowers. The event then closes with more views of a show-jumping competition.

Title-The End.

Title-Coxwold Horse and Pony Gymkhana 1949.

A gymkhana is being set up in a field in Coxwold. Horse boxes arrive, and the animals area taken out. Many people have gathered around the centre of the field where the Gymkhana will take place.

The riders, both adults and children, all wear smart riding clothes.

The film closes with an extensive sequence of the event including some of the shots of the show jumping in slow motion.

Title-The End.