THEY were a magnificent sight as more than 50 heavy horses came from all over Britain to take part in the All England ploughing match at Rogate.
Southern Counties Heavy Horse Association chairman Sara Billinghurst said: “Visitor numbers were great with fine weather and a great atmosphere.
“Our fun dog show was ever-popular. We can’t thank our hosts, the Davey family enough.”
Ploughing champion was Jim Elliot from County Durham and reserve ploughing champion was John McDermott from Breamore, Hampshire.
Showing champion was Kerri Mack from Wantage with her two-year-old shire filly Shearbrook Nina and reserve was Randy Hiscock’s Suffolk gelding, Donhead Hall Nevada from Shaftesbury, shown by Becci Churchill.
“We must thank all of our wonderful horsemen and women, committee, stewards, volunteers, medics, judges, sponsors, traders and all those that made the show such a success,” said Sara.
“We are the oldest working horse association in the UK and without the support of the public, we would not be able to continue supporting those who breed and look after these magnificent horses. Please carry on supporting these shows so we can continue to look after them.”
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