Gallery: Suffolk Punch horses show their strength in ploughing competition

Ploughers work a field at a ploughing day held in conjunction with Suffolk Horse Society Ploughing C

Ploughers work a field at a ploughing day held in conjunction with Suffolk Horse Society Ploughing Championships on Sunday, 5 October. - Credit: Su Anderson

Five pairs of Suffolk Punch horses showed their strength in a ploughing competition this weekend.

The organisers of the annual Suffolk Horse Society Ploughing Match, which was held at Redhouse Farm, Bucklesham, declared yesterday’s event a massive success.

As well as the horses, there were about 30 vintage tractors ploughing during the day.

Andrew Adcock, one of the organisers of the event, said: “The conditions were good for it. The rain yesterday helped a little bit so we had a very good day and obviously the sun has shone all day so that helped.”

During the event there were also trade and craft stalls in aid of St Mary’s Church, Bucklesham and the Suffolk Horse Society.

The winner of the ploughing match was Harry Pankhurst and in second place was Roger Clark, whose horses won best working pair and best turned out.

Mr Clark, who also helped to organise the event, added: “It was a very successful day.”