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Ploughing match goes virtual


By David Porter

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Ploughmen and women are being invited to show off their skills in a nationwide virtual contest.

VPlough will take the popular event online.
VPlough will take the popular event online.

The VPlough contest aims to replicate ploughing matches across the country which have been cancelled due to Covid-19 restrictions.

The event which will be judged online on September 26 features a total of 28 classes and sections for ploughing, machinery and heavy horse showing.

There will also be a steam rally field, which will showcase photographs and videos of steam machinery from across the country.

Entries are now open for the contest and each competitor is asked to make a donation to their chosen air ambulance charity.

Competitors are invited to submit up to four pictures or videos, or a mixture of both, showing the ground they have ploughed.

This can include footage and pictures from ploughing work in 2019.

They are also asked to include details about them, their machinery and the ground conditions.

The event will be judged virtually by a team of experienced and knowledgeable judges and awards given for best in class.

Event supporters include the Society of Ploughmen and insurer NFU Mutual.

Full details of the event are online at vplough.co.uk



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