Sport | 1930 | Sound | B/W
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Horses stand in their stalls. The horses are fed wild oats. The horses are taken for early morning exercise in Richmond Park, Surrey. Several Indian grooms ride horses Mr Tomlinson a well known trainer rides a horse. A blacksmith replace the shoes on a horse. Forge. A shoe is prepared on an anvil. In the stable yard the ponies are groomed. A horse has it's hair cropped with electric clippers. A horse is force fed medicine through a funnel. Metal fittings are polished. A lorry load of straw arrives. A dummy pony is used to enable a novice to practice some of the moves to be mastered. Mr John Trail regarded as the greatest Polo player the world has ever known. Trail demonstrates how to swing a mallet and change the direction of a horse. Duke of Gloucester at Roehampton. Maharajah of Juipar. Lord Louis Mountbatten smiling at camera. A game commences. Lord Louis Mountbatten mounts the horse for a game. 'Ranelagh Polo, Thursday 8th June 1939 at 3.30pm on the OLD GROUND Semi - Final of the Ranelagh open cup between Absdean:
1 Hon. M.R. Samuel
2 J.P. Robinson
3 CAPT. H. G. Morrison BK Capt. Lord Louis Mountbatten and
1 W.L. Horburg
2 Raj Kumar Prithi Singh
3 H.H. The Maharaja of Jaipur
4 P.W. Dollar
The game commences. Scoreboard. Grooms look on.
Entertaining film showing the preparations for a Polo match between members of the aristocracy.
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