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, trade stands and stalls and a popular fun dog show, attract hundreds of people 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

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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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.
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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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