Film ID:
YFA 5606

KIPLINGCOTES RACES 7

c.1950

Visitor Tabs

Description

The Kiplingcotes Derby is famous for being the oldest surviving equestrian event in Britain, dating back to 1519.  It takes place on the third Thursday in March.  This is one of seven short films showing the Kiplingcotes races in East Riding in the 1950s filmed by Norman Stephenson who lived at Arras Farm.  The film documents the race from a position near to the finishing line.

Two men stand outside a barn with a horse before one of the men rides the horse off through a field and onto a main road.  The surrounding countryside is very flat.  At the winning post, officiators weigh the riders before the race.  Three riders trot off down the lane on horseback, and the film ends with a shot of some of the spectators gathered at the winning post.