• Short Summary

    1956 Olympic equestrian events in Sweden, Great Britain take team gold

  • Description

    Graphic reading 'Britain's gold medal victory', and close up of Bertie Hill riding Queen Elizabeth II's horse Countyman III in the team eventing competition in Stockholm. Flags flying, spectators watching, and rider on horse, possibly Great Britain's Francis Weldon riding Kilbarry. Mid shot spectators, and of Australia's Ernest Barker about to mount his horse. Swiss rider on weighing scales, and Turkish rider starting his ride, and riding through water hazard. Close up Queen Elizabeth II, Princess Margaret and others walking across course in raincoats. Argentinian rider riding into water hazard, and almost falling as he rides out. Close up spectators looking wet, and Ernest Barker jumping successfully over fence. USA's Jonathan Burton jumping fence, and Germany's Otto Rothe taking same jump. Close up Queen Elizabeth II and Princess Margaret watching the action in raincoats, and Bertie Hill jumping fence. Canada's Brian Herbinson jumping fence, and Argentinian rider doing same. Nice high angle of Romanian rider riding up steep incline, and close up spectators. Finnish rider almost falling into the water at a water jump, and same by Swiss rider. Germany's August Lutke-Westhues jumps the fence neatly, as Queen Elizabeth II and Princess Margaret watch on. Great Britain rider jumping fence, and close up Olympic flag flying.
    Great Britain's Major Arthur Rook riding in the showjumping section of the competition, jumping well over the fences, and wide angle of royal box. Great Britain's Bertie Hill riding over jumps, and Frank Weldon doing the same, winning Great Britain the gold medal in the team event. Royal box applauding, and of Sweden's Petrus Kastenman, who won the gold medal in the individual event, jumping fences. Spectators, and close up of women in traditional Swedish dress carrying the medals to the medal ceremony. Lord Burghley presenting Great Britain with their gold medals, and applauding spectators. Low angle of Great Britain team trotting past camera.

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    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    Unissued / unused
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    10:05:56 / 10:09:25

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