Pulling Together

There were six horse teams at the National Ploughing Championships at Thornbury, Southland, New Zealand. These are the four horse teams that I haven't yet featured in my posts. Photos taken when we attended on Saturday 14 April. Two-Horse team resting. The ploughman has left for a short break. The Six-Horse team has finished a... Continue Reading →

Tractor Power

Near the horse ploughing was the vintage ploughing. Here's a selection of shots from the vintage ploughing plus a couple of modern tractors that were in the static display. National Ploughing Championships 2018 at Thornbury, Southland, New Zealand. Photos taken Saturday 14 April 2018. John Deere tractor from the static display The tractor ploughmen were... Continue Reading →

Two Horse Power

This two-horse team with their two humans came from Middlemarch, Otago to compete in the National Ploughing Championships 2018 at Thornbury, Southland, New Zealand. Sean Leslie the ploughman began horse ploughing five years ago. Casey Rae drives the horses, she began in May 2017 and loves it. The Clydesdale horses are Anna and Nugget. Nugget... Continue Reading →

How many Horsepower?

The National Ploughing Championships is a big event for Southland and especially for Thornbury which is just a tiny place! For the competitors and officials its a six-day event. It was open to the public for Saturday 14 April and Sunday 15. Here's a photo selection to give you an overview of the event, from... Continue Reading →

Ploughing Ahead

63rd National Ploughing Championships held in Thornbury, Southland, New Zealand. That's where Nigel and I headed on Saturday 14 April on a bright sunny day with a rather biting cold wind. Today's post is a light-hearted introduction but don't mistake the seriousness of this competition. In two of the classes, the winners get the opportunity... Continue Reading →

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