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67th British National Ploughing Championships

Over 230 top ploughmen and women from all over Britain will compete in October in the 2017 British National Ploughing Championships at Bishop's Lydeard, Somerset.

Two busy days - Saturday and Sunday, October 14th and 15th - will be packed with competitions for many types of plough and styles of ploughing, and will climax when the top ploughmen are selected to represent England at the 2019 World Ploughing Contest, European Reversible Ploughing Championships and the European Vintage Ploughing Championships.

National Ploughing Championships

Over the two days, there will be ploughing classes for reversible and conventional ploughs, young farmers, horticultural, high cut tractors, Ferguson, National Finals for vintage tractors with trailing, hydraulic and classic ploughs. Horse ploughing is one of the major “family” attractions with over a dozen pairs of heavy horses at work each day. Magnificently turned out with ornate brass and leather harness, these true farm ‘workhorses’ will be seen competing to produce the best general purpose ploughing on the first day and the stylish traditional ‘high cut’ work on the second day.

The Championships are returning to Somerset after being invited back by K S Coles and family, who hosted the event in 2011. Visitors will see not only the highly skilled competition ploughing and an extensive agricultural trade stand area with some of the latest machinery available but also attractions such as vintage tractors, ploughs and equipment; steam ploughing engines; a craft marquee with a wide variety of stands; and rural and vintage displays with the themes 'Welcome to Somerset' and 'From Horse to Horse Power'.

Society of Ploughmen

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