The Society of Ploughmen is a registered charity run by volunteers from the farming community and organises the annual British National Ploughing Championships in a different part of the country each year.
Not only do we have the country’s top ploughmen - and women - taking part, (usually around 250 of them over the two days) with conventional, reversible, vintage, classic, horticultural, horses and more but we have an extensive trade stand area and machinery demonstrations. Companies involved will be from a varied range of agri-business, from tractors to tyres, seeds & fertilisers, finance to tools.
And for the farming family it offers a rare working glimpse of how farming has changed over the past 300 years – magnificent heavy horses, giant steam engines and displays of many styles of vintage tractors and equipment. With trade stands, shopping stalls and country crafts, it’s a great day out!
We are holding the 72nd Championships in 2023 and the event is planned for 14th & 15th October on a 250 acre site at Bishop's Lydeard, near Taunton, Somerset by kind permission of K S Coles & Family.
Next year’s Championships will be held on 12th & 13th October 2024 here on the Thoresby Estate at Perlethorpe, Newark, Nottinghamshire by kind permission of Thoresby Farming.