The Society is a registered charity run by volunteers from the farming community. We are a vibrant, thriving organisation and a leading member of the World and European Ploughing Associations.
The Society of Ploughmen has more than 250 local ploughing societies affiliated to it and a membership of ploughmen and women, farming and countryside enthusiasts from all over the world.
The Society of Ploughmen is a registered charity and works closely with all sponsors to formulate a package which best meets their objectives. We are grateful for all support.
“to promote and encourage the art, skill and science of ploughing the land”
Ploughing matches are held across the UK and throughout the year. They offer the chance for both novice and experienced ploughmen and women to take part. It's also a fantastic day out for families and people who enjoy the countryside and rural living.
The high point of the British competition ploughing season is the annual British National Ploughing Championships. With classes for conventional, reversible and horse-drawn ploughs as well as vintage tractors and ploughs.
For novices or experienced ploughmen alike, our ploughing courses are held over 2 days and teach reversible and conventional ploughing for ploughmen and women of all ages.
Our seminars are designed to help judges work on the same level across the country. This makes the standard of judging less varied in the level of points awarded for different aspects