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Summary: Private film of the South Irish Horse at the Curragh Camp, near Dublin, Ireland, 28th May 1914.
Description: The regimental band plays a tune led by its conductor. Various troopers and civilians watch the sports. A jumping contest - some of the officers wear 'No 1 Blues' uniform and others are in mufti. An obstacle race on horseback for the men involves riding bareback up to a coconut shy and throwing at it. A flat race. Some of the troopers mill around officers in mufti - one may be Lieutenant-Colonel Lord Decies, commanding the regiment. A 'reveille race' involves men leaving a tent, saddling their horses and riding off. A sprint on foot. A tent-pegging contest with lances. A final view of the spectators.