Plans in place for 76th NI International Ploughing championships next month

Three generations of the Wright family on whose land the 76th International Ploughing Championships will be held.  From left, Harry, Jack, David and Don Wright.
Three generations of the Wright family on whose land the 76th International Ploughing Championships will be held. From left, Harry, Jack, David and Don Wright.

The Northern Ireland Ploughing Association will this year hold their 76th International Ploughing Championships on lands at Tullyboy Road, Cookstown, on Saturday, 7th September.

The event is set to be a great day out for all the family and will showcase many qualified competitors from NI and ROI competing in World Style Conventional, World Style Reversible, Vintage Class, Classic Class, Under 25s and Horse Class.

Northern Ireland team who will represent NI at the World Ploughing Championships at Minnesota, USA, on 30th & 31st August. From left, Adrian Jamison, NI World Board Member; James Coulter, who will compete in the Reversible class and Ronnie Coulter, Northern Ireland Team Coach.  Missing from the photo is Andrew Gill, who will compete in the Conventional Class and David Gill, Northern Ireland Team Judge.

Northern Ireland team who will represent NI at the World Ploughing Championships at Minnesota, USA, on 30th & 31st August. From left, Adrian Jamison, NI World Board Member; James Coulter, who will compete in the Reversible class and Ronnie Coulter, Northern Ireland Team Coach. Missing from the photo is Andrew Gill, who will compete in the Conventional Class and David Gill, Northern Ireland Team Judge.

As well as ploughing there will be trade stands, craft marquee and children’s entertainment.

The Ploughing Championships will be an ideal meeting place for anyone involved in the agriculture industry and their families to see top ploughmen show off their skills for the honour of being crowned Northern Ireland Champion.

For further information regarding the event, trade or craft enquiries please contact: info@niploughing.com or Tel: 07969703221 or message on facebook.

First time World Ploughing competitors Andrew Gill (left) and James Coulter who will be representing Northern Ireland on 30th and 31st August, in Minnesota, USA.

First time World Ploughing competitors Andrew Gill (left) and James Coulter who will be representing Northern Ireland on 30th and 31st August, in Minnesota, USA.

Northern Ireland Ploughing Association Field Committee and member who attended to prepare the land for the forthcoming International Ploughing Championships in Cookstown on 7th September.

Northern Ireland Ploughing Association Field Committee and member who attended to prepare the land for the forthcoming International Ploughing Championships in Cookstown on 7th September.

Andrew Gill preparing for the forthcoming World Ploughing Championships to be held in Minnesota, USA

Andrew Gill preparing for the forthcoming World Ploughing Championships to be held in Minnesota, USA