For the encouragement of deserving craftsmen, and for awarding Prizes for skills in Agricultural pursuits and for the betterment of agriculture generally.
The Association has carried the following objectives since its inception in 1839:
“For the encouragement of deserving craftsmen, and for awarding Prizes for skills in Agricultural pursuits and for the betterment of agriculture generally.
The area covered is that which lies within a 15 mile radius of Maidenhead Town Hall.
The whole of a farm will be eligible for entry if any portion of a holding is within this area.”
The REBAA is run on behalf of its members by a general committee organising a calendar of events consisting of a mixture of rural themed classes and competitions, social events and charity fundraising.
Through the year, there is a mixture of formal and informal social events ranging from a quiz night to a charity ball, a summer farm tour and a harvest lunch in the autumn.
Each year, we uphold the long established tradition of judging of members’ farms and gardens through a variety of classes covering all elements of the rural scene. The most prestigious award is the King George VI Challenge Cup which is awarded to the best overall farm in the Association. Trophies for all classes are presented at the annual ploughing match held each year on a field of a farming members.
The skill of ploughing has traditionally been the foundation for successful crop production and each year the ploughing match draws ploughmen from a wide area who bring a mix of modern and vintage equipment to pit their skills against one another. The beautiful Sir Richard Haddon supreme challenge cup is the coveted prize for a ploughman from the REBAA area.
Apart from the magnificent ploughing spectacle, the event also aims to provide entertainment on the day for the general public as well as the farming community.
© Royal East Berkshire Agricultural Association 2019