2013 NORTHERN FFA PLOUGHING CHAMPIONSHIPS


2013 FFA NORTHERN PLOUGHING CHAMPIONSHIPS 



This year's event was held on 3rd November and on and kindly provided by Hartley Farms and Paul Saxton the farm manager could not have been more helpful, many thanks to him and the Hartley family.


After a nervy and edgy week of watching rainy weather reports, our prayers for a fine day came true - no thanks to the previous night's wind and heavy rain. After towing a few into the field all was well for the competition to start.  Competitors from far and near came none further than the four FFA members who travelled from the Netherlands to compete.

Soon 10 am arrived, rockets went up and the competition began, some excellent ploughing was soon being done especially in the Vintage Mounted class.


                Darren Easter                         Ray Thompson                                Brian Deeley

  


                                   Andre Wierder                                        Jos Witte

  


Benjamin Bently & just a little help from his Grandad Ian

Well Done Benjamin a great job


By lunch the sun was shining and a good crowd of spectators were watching and asking questions on how the judges score the ploughing etc.  After lengthy debating the spectators formed their own opinions, it was all quite amusing.  But the judges opinions were the ones that counted after a hard day's work selecting the best plots.


The following were the FFA champions and runners up for 2013:


Classic Class:


  • 1st - Anthony Boldan

  • 2nd - Pete Gilson

  • 3rd - Geoff Sleightholm


                                  Anthony Boldan                                 Geoff Sleightholm

   


Vintage Mounted:


  • 1st - Co Looijestein

  • 2nd - Ian Berriman

  • 3rd - Athur Jennings

    

                  Co Looijestein Ploughing & being presented

                         with his trophy by Roger Inghan                                        Arthur Jennings

  


Trailed:


1st - Geoff Dibb

2nd - Dan Bartle

3rd - Menno de Graff


                                   Dan Bartle                                         Menno de Graff

   


Thanks must go to Cheffins auctioneers, Russells Farm Machinery and Ripon Farm Services who kindly sponsored the event and all the judges and helpers who made the match such a success.


"Thanks to you all"

Words & Photos - Roger Ingham


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Northern Ploughing Championships 2013


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