Ploughing

Ploughing Match & Show

The skill of ploughing has traditionally been the foundation for successful farming and, for over 100 years, the REBAA Ploughing Match has drawn ploughman from a wide area who bring a mix of modern and vintage equipment to pit their skills against one another. The event is a magnificent ploughing spectacle for the general public as well as the farming community.  The ploughing, together with tractor rides, a falconry display, trade stands and stalls and a popular fun dog show, attract visitors from across the area.

The REBAA 2019 Ploughing Match and Show

To be held on Sunday 29th September 2019 at Stubbings Farm,
by kind permission of 
Rayner Brothers – John Rayner, Frank Rayner, Colin Rayner

Please contact us if you’d like to plough, or would like to sponsor or trade at the 2019 match.

Schedule of Events, Classes and Prizes – Flip version

Timetable of events

9am Blessing of the Plough
9.15am Ploughing commences
10am Open to the public
12pm Falconry display
12.30pm Fun Dog Show
2.15pm Auction of local fruit and vegetables
3pm Presentation of Farm Competition prizes
3.45pm Presentation of Ploughing prizes

The 2018 Ploughing Match and Show

This year’s Ploughing Match & Show was held at Marsh Lane, Taplow on Sunday 30th September by kind permission of Mr Peter Prior. 

165th Annual Ploughing Match & Dog Show

“A wonderful atmosphere and a fun packed day for all the family – another year and another fantastic show”

We were once again blessed with lovely weather and had a fantastic turnout of visitors (over 1000). Our ploughmen and women also turned out in full force, their horses, vintage and modern tractors and ploughs are always a wonderful sight to see and this year was no exception.

The exciting bird of prey display was watched by a huge crowd, as was our ever popular dog show (with over 139 entries and the most beautiful dogs in attendance). Our tea, coffee and cake stand looked lovely again this year and was as popular as ever – always a queue! The non-stop tractor/trailer ride took in the whole show and was packed all day long and the metal detecting stand had visitors looking for buried treasure, plus had many interesting finds on display found on our show site, going back as far as the Stone Age. The traditional log cutting display was of real interest to visitors across the generations and the auction of our very smart fruit and veg stand was also a huge hit, drawing a large, generous crowd, even though it’s held near the end of the day.

Many of our Sponsors were in attendance this year, bringing along their very smart Trade Stands, it’s always great to see them and much appreciated to have their support every year.

We are delighted to confirm that, so far, REBAA has raised in excess of £1500.00 for our chosen charity this year; Child Bereavement UK and a further percentage from the show will be added to this total soon.

Thank you to everyone who came along, participated and supported us and to everyone who has worked so hard year on year, to make the show the huge success it has become.

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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.
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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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