Equine power in all its majesty at Cornwall ploughing event
Horse power – both mechanical and equine – was to the fore at the weekend as dozens of competitors took part in a ploughing match in Cornwall.
The match at St Buryan, near Penzance, was the 68th annual event organised by Western Area Agricultural Competitions which has been organising agricultural shows and competitions in West Cornwall since 1945.
More than 60 competitors, including four teams of horses, demonstrated their ploughing skills under the watchful eye of judges and a strong crowd.
Ploughers came from as far afield as Bristol for the event which was won by Robert Irvine, from Truro. Crowds were also able to stroll through the produce marquee featuring everything from vegetables to eggs and competitions in photography and painting.
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General secretary Simon Hollywood said: "We were really, really lucky with the weather, we didn't have a drop of rain at all and the wind had dried out the ground which meant the ploughing conditions were almost perfect.
"We had a decent amount of people who came to watch and participate and I think that everyone enjoyed the day.
"The match was finished and everyone was out of the gate by about 4pm when the heavens opened, which was perfect timing."