Ride for life
There was a time when competitive equestrian prowess included being able to jump a barricade and shoot a straw-man in the face with your Webley. Which, to be fair, does inject an element of… escapade into an otherwise dull event..
The straw-man I imagine was likely a representation of what a mounted officer might encounter on the field of battle at the time… an uppity native or a striking coal miner.
This picture was taken at the 1st Life Guards sports day at Hyde Park, London, August 1919.
Afterwards everyone had a cup of tea and a jolly time was had by all.