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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 Association2 months ago
The first REBAA polo match was held by kind permission of Carlitos and Kim from Play Polo at Smewins Farm, White Waltham. The final was played by Team Tonic and Young’s Farm Polo and Team Tonic won, 4 to 2.5. Kim kindly explained the rules of polo which was received by the spectators with interest. There were pony rides for our younger members and after the match we were provided with a lamb bbq with all the trimmings, known in Argentina as an asado. The meat was cooked for 5 hours over an open fire, the food was in abundance and delicious. After eating we had a game of rounders to finish off a superb day.
REBAA - Royal East Berks Agricultural Association
REBAA - Royal East Berks Agricultural Association2 months ago
We had a superb Rural Farm Walk at Church Farm last evening, attended by 90 REBAA farmers and councillors. We looked at crops and new forward thinking farm and environment methods, followed by a hog roast. Superb evening had by all.

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