The annual Weald of Kent Ploughing Match sponsored by BTF Partnership takes place on Saturday 14 September 2019 at Poplars Farm, Churn Lane, Horsmonden, TN12 8HN. In addition to the vintage, steam-ploughs, horse-ploughing and conventional ploughing classes, there is a full range of activities for all ages to participate in, including:
- Gymkhana – classes for children aged up to 14 including showing classes, show jumping, fancy dress and novelty classes for young or novice riders.
- Fun dog show with classes for all shapes and sizes.
- Dog agility competition with classes for all sized dogs both new to and experienced at agility, plus have a go fun agility
- Clay shoot competition with six classes
In the main show ring, there is a full programme of events to entertain spectators throughout the day including:
- Birds of Prey flying display
- Tossing the Sheaf competition, open to all visitors
- Hounds parade
- Gun Dog demonstration
- Gun Dog Scurry competitions
- Terrier Racing
For food and drink lovers there is a large Farmers Market to browse, with local producers selling a range of delicious produce and gifts.
You can find all of these PinK members at the event:
Jenni Rogers Jewellery
Pure Kent by Eckley Farms
Romney Marsh Wools
Stour Valley Game
Wild Spirits of Kent
Wise Owl Cider
There is also an extensive trade show with around 80 stands, bar area and catering.
Seth Nesfield Chairman of the Weald of Kent Ploughing Match Association, organisers of the match comments: “This is an important event in the Weald of Kent farming diary, which brings the rural community together and celebrates growing the best crops and hops. It is also an important event as it raises money for local and national charities each year. So whatever the weather, come along and enjoy a great family day out in the beautiful surroundings of the Weald.”
Entries for all classes, (ploughing, gymkhana, dogs and clay shoot) are welcome and details of how to enter and entry dates can be found at www.wkpma.co.uk
Gates open 9am to 7pm with free car parking. Entry costs £6.50 for tickets bought online in advance or £7.50 on the gate. Children under 12 go free.