Ploughing

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The Definitive Guide to Horticultural Class Single Furrow Ploughing


In recent years the art of single furrow match ploughing has appealed to young and old alike. The gyrations performed by competitors may seem bewildering to an outsider so this guide is intended to dis-spell the myths and magic that goes on in match circles; who knows, it may even encourage one or two of you to take it up as well. Oh, and by the way, pulling a funny face isn’t compulsory but it sometimes does help!

Of course, it is easy to describe what you should be doing- the difficult bit is when it comes to replicate the pictures in the book with a suitable machine! Trust me, it never looks like the book the first time out, but don’t be discouraged; the more that you do, the more you improve.

It would take a lifetime to put down in words everything a beginner needs to know, so I’m not even going to try. Below is a series of links to different pages which should be of use to both the beginner and expert alike.

Vintage Horticultural Ploughing Rules
A Beginners Guide to Horticultural Ploughing
Points Scoring System
Guidelines For Ploughmen
Guidelines For Match Organisers

9 responses to Ploughing

  1. Well done Geoff now let’s build on it come on ploughmen send us some info

  2. Had my first taste of ploughing thanks to the club. What a helpful group, lots of advice from ploughmen and the public. This opens up another side to our hobbie

  3. Hello

    I acquired a plough to fit to my Mayfield, but don’t have the gubbins that goes between the handlebars. Does anyone out there have that kit for sale, or a drawing so that I can make it up?

    Thanks

    Olecrabber

  4. In case anyone is interested the SEVAC ploughing match is being held at Old Erringham Farm, Shoreham, East Sussex.

    For more information visit the South Eastern Vintage Agricultural Club site. or just do a search for sevac.

    Chris

  5. I have a Trusty Tractor with a digger plough but have lost the bolt on plough share/tip/point. Any ideas as to the make and where I might get a replacement

  6. HELLO VERYONE, A NEW WORKING WEEKEND IS PLANNED FOR AUGUST 29th AND AUGUST 30th BY KIND PERMISSION OF PETER MOFFIT AT VALLUM FARM, MILITARY ROAD, EAST WALLHOUSES,NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE, NE18 0LL, IN CONJUNCTION WITH FRIENDS OF FERGUSON NORTH EAST BRANCH.
    FOR HORTICULTURAL WORKING OR STATIC CONTACT CHRIS YOUNGMAN 01661 872068 OR DAVE FOSTER 0191 4893177 PLEASE CAN WE HAVE SUPPORT FROM PLOUGHMEN TO SHOW US THE ROPES

  7. Sunday 27th Sept Ploughing Championships
    Warriner School Bloxham Nr Banbury.
    Download the entry form from the forum general talk and disscussion..
    or contat me sam.hitchman@outlook.com.

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