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Ploughing Match

The presentation of cups and prizes will take place at the ploughing site, approximately 2.30pm.
Ploughing Class site kindly provided by R&G Bett.
Chief Steward: R Bett Esq.

Closing Date for Entries - Monday 6th September at 3pm.

Horse Ploughing

Rules

  1. All ploughmen shall best plough a quarter of an acre of land not less than 5 inches deep with a pair of horses and one driver, within four and a half hours.

  2. Each ploughman will be allowed the use of two wads only, with assistance to set them and pick them up. Competitors may have the assistance of a leader until four top rounds completed. No other assistance will be allowed during the match. One ridge must be set, showing four top rounds and finish one furrow.

  3. Ploughmen to be at the plough field at 9.00am to obtain plot numbers and start ploughing at 9.30am sharp finish four top rounds by 11.00am, complete work by 2.00pm, or competitor will be disqualified.

  4. In the event of any dispute the matter will be referred to the Objections Committee and their decision shall be final. The objector shall deposit £5 with the stewards which shall be forfeited to the funds in case the objection shall be held to be frivolous.

  5. Any adjustment made by, or at the suggestion of, any person other than the competitor during the course of the competition will result in immediate disqualification.

  6. No extension of time allowed.

Class 1

To the person who shall plough a quarter of an acre of land not less than 5 inches deep in the best manner in the specified time with a single-furrow plough of any description.

Note: Each team completing the plot on time will be paid appearance money of £75.

Open Tractor Ploughing

Rules

  1. Ploughmen in all classes to be at the field by 9.00am to start ploughing at 9.30am. All ploughmen to be finished by 1.30pm. Ploughmen to plough as per catalogue number.

  2. Each competitor will be allowed the use of three wads only with one assistant to set them and pick them up. No other assistance will be allowed during the match.

  3. All competitions to open ridge and plough 11 or 12 seams around the rig.

  4. Depth in classes 2 and 3 must be a minimum of 8 inches and in classes 4, 4a and 5, a minimum of 6 inches. Failure to plough the specified depth will be penalised at 25 points per half inch below specified depth.

  5. No rolling splits allowed with the exception of the vintage classes.

  6. Headlands will be chipped out and competitors set in and take out at this mark. Judges will be instructed to take special note.

  7. In the event of any dispute, the matter will be referred to the Objection Committee and their decision will be final. The objector shall deposit £5 with the stewards which shall be forfeited to the funds should the objection be held to be frivolous.

  8. No attachments to plough allowed except in the class specified.

  9. Any adjustments made by or at the suggestion of any persons other than the competitor will result in immediate disqualification.

Judges to be confirmed.
Entry fee £10 to be paid via BACS.  BACS details will be sent out via email after receiving entry form. 
Please state make of tractor, make of plough and number of furrows on entry form. If competitor is under 25 years old, please state age and Young Farmers Club if competitions for the Special prize.

Class 2

‘World Style’ Any tractor – two or more furrows – semi-digger or digger at a minimum depth of 8 inches – British National rules.

Class 3

Classic Ploughing – All models of tractor must have been produced without a Q cab (pre 1976). Any mounted plough in production before December 1976. Plough bodies to be de-signed for plough at time of manufacture.

Class 4

Vintage tractor ploughing – pre 1959 tractor and trailed plough to match. Minimum depth 6 inches.

Class 4a

Vintage tractor ploughing – pre 1959 tractor and hydraulic mounted plough to match. Minimum depth 6 inches.

Class 5

Novice vintage tractor ploughing Classic, Trailed or Mounted (Novices – Entrants who have never won first prize except in charity matches). Minimum depth 6 inches.

Class 5a

Ferguson TE20. Class for Ferguson TE20 tractors and Ferguson plough.

Class 6

Garden Tractor

Class 6a

Best kept Vintage tractor and plough to have competed in Classes 4,4a or 5. This class has no entry fee. All tractors will be entered for this automatically unless you inform us otherwise on the Entry form.

The Society, its Officers or Servants, shall not be responsible for any accident, damage or loss, however caused, that may occur to any exhibitor or his servant, or, to any animal, article, or property brought into the Showground, or, while entering or leaving or being carried into or out of the said Showground. Each exhibitor shall be solely responsible for any loss, injury or damage that may be done to or occasioned by, or arising from any animal, article, or property exhibited or brought onto the Showground by him, he shall indemnify and hold harmless the Society from and against actions, suits, expenses and claims on account of or in respect of any such damage or injury which may be caused or occasioned. It is therefore recommended that exhibitors insure against fire and such liabilities as the exhibitor May occur under the Show’s Regulations.

Entry Form

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It is a show society requirement that all ploughmen have public liability Insurance cover. Please send a copy to info@thecollinghamshow.co.uk before the ploughing match.

Thanks for entering!