A parade of hunting hounds brought a touch of traditional colour to this year's Royal International Horse Show, opening at London's White City stadium July 18.
SV Horse and hounds enter arena.
STV PAN..Hounds follow master.
SCU Two Japanese competitors watch.
GV Judging of the children's pony events.
CU PAN..From pony to girl rider.
SCU Girl with pony.
STV Pony pair.
SV Spectators on grass.
LV PAN..No.467 "Eforegiot", ridden by O. Kunihiro of Jaoan, competes in the Manifest Stakes.
SCU Soldiers wait to re-erect damaged fences.
SV PAN..No. 506 "Master William", ridden by Mr. Hugh Wiley, of U.S.A. jumps.
LV Soldiers re-erect fence.
SV PAN..Pat Smythe on "Flanagan".
SV (Evening) Queen watches from stand.
STV PAN..Coach and four in horse changing competition PAN OVER to other coach.
CU 'Watneys Inn' sign.
CU Horses are changed.
CU PAN..From new horses PAN to driver.
GV PAN..Winning coach away.
CU Queen watches.
LV Other spectators.
TV PAN..David Broome (GB) on "Sunsalve" competing in the final jump-off of the horse and hounds cup. Broome falls from horse and remounts.
SV PAN.. George Morris on "Sinjon" in the jump-off.
SCU Queen presents prize to George Morris.
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Background: A parade of hunting hounds brought a touch of traditional colour to this year's Royal International Horse Show, opening at London's White City stadium July 18. Contests began with pony events, and then came the international jumping of the Manifesto Stakes. First 3 places went to British combinations.
Her Majesty the Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh were present for the evening performance. One of the first events they saw was a change-over of coach teams contest. Competing against each other were combinations representing Watneys, the brewery firm, and Gilbeys, the distilling firm. Two rounds of the contest have still to be run. In coaching days, changing teams was an important technique, as it was a point of honour to keep to the timetables. This contest was last held in 1908.
The evening was heralded in by a parade of the official show jumping teams from the USA, Argentina, Eire and Japan, and the British Olympic riders, headed by the mounted band of the Royal Horse Guards.
One of the big events was the international jumping for the "Horse and Hound Cup". The winner, USA's George Morris who rode "Sinjon", received the Cup from the Queen. Second was UK's David Broome on "Sunsalve; ten competitors tied for 3rd place.