Pictured l-r: Andy Stacey, Sorrel Lewington, Nick Bugler, Dave Dennis, Rebecca Hill (Show Chairman), Jake Hooper, Malcolm Selby, Mike Rankin, Mark Shutler

Dorchester Agricultural Society held its second Ploughing Match on Sunday 7th October at Winterbourne Abbas, Dorchester, by kind permission of Joe Foot. We were very fortunate to have a beautiful day for the event along with some fantastic views. 

Nearly 60 competitors took place in the match with classes for both conventional and reversible ploughing. The six Judges from Bridgwater, Taunton and Tiverton awarded Match Champion to Malcolm Selby.

The Society are very grateful to all those who sponsored the Match or gave prizes for the raffle. The proceeds from the raffle will go to Fortuneswell Cancer Trust.


The full results of the ploughing match are as follows:


Class 1 – Open 2 Furrow:

1st and winner of the GCS Agricentre Perpetual Trophy, Malcolm Selby

2nd David Rae

3rd Tony Ascott


Class 2 – Open 3 & 4 Furrow:

1st and winner of the Dick & Vanessa Hiscock Perpetual Challenge Trophy, Mark Shutler

2nd William Collard

3rd Chris Evans


Class 3 – Reversible:

1st and winner of the Bernard Cox Perpetual Challenge Trophy, Nick Bugler

2nd George Doble

3rd Mike Rankin


Class 4 – Vintage Trailed:

1st and winner of the Roger Bullen Perpetual Challenge Trophy, David Cobb

2nd Brian Johnston

3rd Paul Mancini


Class 5 – Vintage Mounted:

1st and winner of the C J Cox Perpetual Challenge Trophy, Dave Dennis

2nd Mike Goodlife

3rd Joe Paine


The Dorchester Young Farmers Perpetual Challenge Trophy for the highest placed Young Farmer – Sorrel Lewington

The George Hiscock Perpetual Challenge Trophy for the Best Ins and Outs by a non-prize winner – Andy Stacey

The Norman Legg Perpetual Challenge Trophy for the Best Novice – Mike Rankin

The Simon Mills Perpetual Challenge Trophy for the Best Outfit – Jake Hooper

The M J Fry Perpetual Challenge Shield for the Match Champion – Malcolm Selby



Rebecca Cox
18th Oct 2018 12:28:00

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