INTRODUCTION: From a humble beginning just after World War Two, Britain's Rhine Army Summer Show has grown to the biggest army-run horse show in Germany.
SV Flags waving
SV PAN British soldier taking horse over jump
SV Banner for Rodeo (musical accompaniment through)
SV & CU Country musicians playing and announcer opening rodeo (2 shots)
GV Horses being released form pens and cowboys trying to mount
SV PAN Army officer on miniature motorbike
GV Cowboy mounting horse, compound, cowboy throwing himself off before hitting fence
SCU RV Soldier watching
GV & SV Cowboys trying to mount horses, soldier watching
GV & SV PAN Competitors riding rodeo horses, soldier watching (3 shots)
SV Two ambulances standing by
GV PAN Cowboy riding bull and being thrown
CU Shouting spectator
GV PAN Another competitor being thrown form bull and getting up to walk away
GV & SV Cowboy on horse roping calf and spectator ( 3 shots)
SV & GV Spectators and two cowboys on feet trying to rope calf (4 shots)
SPORT: SHOW JUMPING & RODEO RIDING
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Background: INTRODUCTION: From a humble beginning just after World War Two, Britain's Rhine Army Summer Show has grown to the biggest army-run horse show in Germany. Held on the enormous, flat-grassed area of the Bad Lippspringe Sports Field, this year's show was held over the first weekend of June (6, 7 & 8 June).
SYNOPSIS: Some 50,000 people watched competitions, including 20 show jumping events, international polo matches and a horse-shoeing competition.
Bands on parade included the famous Royal Scots Dragon Guards.
Another milestone was reached this year with the 10th anniversary of 'Rodeo USA', Europe's only American rodeo.
Many soldiers and their families enter the competition as well as the local population. Most of the cowboys and cowgirls are American service personnel who have raised one million dollars for the welfare of U.S. forces in Europe.
It's the first rodeo to have women judges and competitors, a women announcer and its own Country and Western band. 'Rodeo USA' gives about 80 performances in 18 cities throughout Germany, Luxembourg, Belgium, Holland and France each year.
Bronco riding, wild-horse team riding, trick roping, steer and calf roping all provide plenty of excitement.
For German and military families, the show provide a day in the open air, with plenty of attractions.
Not all the action was rough and dusty. There was a beauty contest, a German funfair with roundabouts and dodgem cars, and over 40 different stalls providing plenty to eat and drink.