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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.

The Committee

President

Colin Rayner

Chairman

Paul Rinder

President-elect

Mary Fallon

Vice Chairman

Alastair Brooker 

Hon. Secretary

Dorothy Allard

Treasurer

please contact the Secretary

Sub-committee chairmen

All pre-show classes – Nick Philp
Ploughing Chairman – Matt Sell
Show Site Chairman – Alan Keene

General committee

Peter Howe (web-site), Andrea Grima (Facebook), Rowena Westacott, Sybil Avann, Moira Jarnet, Tania Rinder, Nick Manderfield, Philip Mortimer, Russell Watts, Martin Allum, Evadnie Brady, James Winfield, Richard Dent

Domestic committee

Charlotte Copas
Jenny Randall
Tina Emmett

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REBAA - Royal East Berks Agricultural Association3 weeks ago
Always a fun packed day for all the family and your dogs!

We are now only a couple of days before our 166th REBAA Ploughing Match and Show.

The committee and all of our wonderful volunteers are ready and looking forward to seeing you all this Sunday 29th September at:

Stubbings Farm, Burchetts Green Lane, Burchetts Green, Maidenhead SL6 3QP

Schedule of Events below:

(Open to the public from 10am)

08:50 am Ploughmen to Assemble

09.00am Blessing of the Plough

09.15am Ploughing Commences

10am Opens to the Public

10.15am Judging of Domestic Classes (cakes and scones, flower arrangements, photographs by children, best vegetable animal and best 6 eggs

11.00am Judging of Trade Stands

12.00pm Bird of Prey Display

12.30pm-14.30pm Ploughmen’s Lunch

12.30pm Dog Show (registration from 10.00am):

Best Puppy
Most Handsome Dog
Prettiest Female Dog
Best Rescue
Best Veteran
Waggiest Tail
Best Six Legs

Winning competitors from each class go forward to compete for Best in Show and Reserve Best in Show

c14.00pm Live Auction of Fruit, Vegetables, Flowers and Cakes

14.00pm All Ploughing to be Finished

14.15pm Farm Cup Presentation

15.30pm Ploughing Judging Completed

15.45pm Presentation of Ploughing Cups

Don’t forget to pop into the marquee to see the domestic classes, try your hand at some metal detecting, take a trailer ride around the whole show, you can watch an interactive birds of prey display or even meet some of the amazing birds on their stand all day too!

By kind permission of Rayner Brothers (Stubbings Farm), John Rayner, Frank Rayner and Colin Rayner.
REBAA - Royal East Berks Agricultural Association
REBAA - Royal East Berks Agricultural Association3 weeks ago
A few pictures of our Presidents Party, which this year was held, courtesy of our President, Colin Rayner, at BCA (Berkshire College of Agriculture) on Sunday 15th September 2019.

The weather was glorious, really showing off this wonderful venue.

We were welcomed by music from Windsor School Jazz Band, who were absolutely fantastic and entertained us, in the sunshine, all afternoon, while we enjoyed a drinks reception and canapés, tours around the College and then a delicious buffet lunch in the gorgeously ornate Drawing Room.

The day was such a treat for our members and our families and friends. We got to meet some beautiful horses, very cute donkeys and all the incredible animals in the zoo - gentle giant, Denzil the porcupine and his cheeky meerkat family, were a delight and big hit with everyone!

A huge thank you goes to our very generous President, Colin, his wife, Samantha and their daughters for organising such a fantastic day.

Thanks also to Dorothy and Sybil, the BCA caterers and to Liz Hadden and the team at BCA for the very knowledgeable guided tours around the College, the equestrian centre and the zoo.

Thanks again to everyone involved, another lovely day, had by all.

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