National & World Ploughing Matches 2016

The Society of Ploughmen are delighted to stage World Ploughing 2016 at Crockey Hill, near York on 8 to 11 September 2016, by kind permission of Hobson Farming Ltd.

World Ploughing 2016 will incorporate both the 66th British National Ploughing Championships (on 8th and 9th September) and the 63rd World Ploughing Contest (on 10th and 11th September) and is being organised by the Society by kind permission of Hobson Farming Ltd who are loaning around 500 acres of land to hold the event.

Ploughing Event

Supporting World Ploughing 2016 will be the first World Vintage Ploughing Championships and also trade stands, shopping stalls, craft exhibits, vintage displays and demonstrations celebrating a 'Century of Agriculture' and Britain’s agricultural heritage, 'A Celebration of Steam' by the Steam Plough Club, horse ploughing and a host of other events to attract farmers, their families and people with a love of the countryside.

The Society of Ploughmen is a registered charity which is run by volunteers, and we organise the annual British National Ploughing Championships in a different part of the country each year. The World Ploughing Contest is held in a different part of the world each year and the last time it was in this country was in 2000 when the event was held in Lincolnshire.

During World Ploughing 2016 the Society of Ploughmen will be hosting ploughmen and judges from more than thirty countries, including from as far afield as the USA, Kenya, Australia and New Zealand. The 1st World Vintage Ploughing Championships is also being held on 10th and 11th September including competitors from USA, South Africa and New Zealand. We also expect around 300 British ploughmen to compete in the National Championships. The huge costs of staging the event is being raised by local ploughing societies, by private donations, and through sponsorship.

This unique event is attracting considerable interest from organisations and companies within the agricultural industry who will be supporting the event and there are many benefits to be gained from being associated with the event.

Society of Ploughmen

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