Various circus acts at Crystal Palace - performing horses, stunt riders and clowns.
Scenes from a circus at Crystal Palace. Various high angle shot of chariots being drawn by horses around a circus ring.
High angle shot of clowns in the ring - one boxes with a horse that wears boxing gloves on its front feet. A group of horses are led into the ring. Men sit at a long table - suddenly a horse jumps over the table to the amazement and indignation of the diners. They all wave their hats in the air. Beagles accompany horses into the ring - their riders wear hunting garb. The horses and beagles pass the camera after jumping small imitation fences. A tiny pony pulls a small trap with a man in drag inside - at least that's what it looks like!
A stunt rider stands on the back of a horse and rides around the ring. C/U of the female stunt rider standing on the backs of two horses. Another C/U of the stunt rider, this time sitting in front of a group of horses, feeding them from her hand. High angle shot of the clowns. They are doing a routine involving one of them climbing up a rickety ladder contraption then doing a handstand at the top. The contraption topples over and the clown rolls off as he hits the ground.