• Short Summary

    This items follows a group of holidaymakers pony trekking in the Highlands of Scotland.

  • Description

    Newtonmore, (part of former Inverness-shire), Highlands of Scotland.

    Medium panning shot of ponies and their riders standing in a field beside their stable, in the distance is a range of mountains. M/S of ponies and riders walking up a country road to begin their trek - the riders have come from all parts of the country for a "holiday on horseback".

    Panning shot follows a female rider in a red jacket as she rides up the road. M/S of a girl and boy on ponies following the convoy of riders up the road. M/S of the riders trotting past woodland. Low angle shot of a pony's legs trotting. L/S of the convoy riding away from the camera over rugged moorland - "the lower slopes of the Monadhliath Mountains". L/S of the convoy riding, "set against a backcloth of the magnificent Cairngorms". L/S of stunning mountain scenery, tilt down to show riders riding through heather towards the camera. M/S of the riders riding up a rocky slope - "whatever a rider's ability he or she is not allowed to gallop or canter; pony trekking is essentially a group sport where novice and expert rider together, and enjoy it ...". M/S of a young woman on horseback admiring the view. M/S of the convoy continuing up the rocky slope. L/S of the convoy of riders silhouetted against the sky as they ride across a rocky ridge. L/S of the convoy riding away from the camera - "each rider, for the duration of his holiday, has his own mount and takes great pride in learning to care for it himself". L/S of the convoy crossing a shallow river, behind them looms a large hill. M/S of the group splashing across the river lead by Cameron Ormiston. Low angle M/S of the leading riders reaching the other side. Panning shot follows two riders - a man and a woman - as they reach the river bank. M/S of the convoy riding along a country lane. M/S of the ponies riding away from the camera. High angle shot of the convoy riding along a lane by the river. M/S of ponies riding through an open gate next to the river. M/S of the riders trotting past the camera. C/U of the ponies' feet trotting past. L/S of the riders taken through the branches of trees.

    Please note some neg scratches visible.

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    Colour pictorials
    British Pathé
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    Available on request
    Time in/Out:
    01:30:33:00 / 01:32:56:00
    CP 247

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