The competition for this cup was started in Britain by Colonel Sir James Loyd-Lindsay around 1873. It involved a team of four horsemen jumping over a series of hurdles and firing their rifles in unison. Points were awarded for speed, accuracy and style. The competition was sometimes held during A & P Shows.
The cup is a Sheffield silver trophy with ornate handles and circular black wooden base. The Canterbury Yeomanry Cavalry saw service in World War I as part of the Canterbury Mounted Rifle Regiment.
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