Ploughing match

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Judging an entry in the Fairford, Faringdon, Filkins and Burford Ploughing Championships, United Kingdom, 2014.
An advertisement for ploughing match in 1842

A ploughing match is a contest between people who each plough part of a field. Nowadays there are usually classes for horse-drawn ploughs and for tractor ploughing. Points are awarded for straightness and neatness of the resulting furrows.

The annual 3-day long Irish National Ploughing Championships has grown into one of the largest outdoor events in the world, with commercial exhibits and a significant national media presence.[1]

In Ontario, the International Plowing Match is an important rural event.[2]


  1. ^ Flaherty, Rachel; Griffin, Dan (22 September 2015). "Ploughing championships: President attends first day". Irish Times. Archived from the original on 1 October 2015. Retrieved 1 October 2015. 
  2. ^ Jones, Allison (Sep 21, 2016). "Kathleen Wynne booed at International Plowing Match". CBC. Retrieved 22 September 2016. 

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