Southwell Ploughing Match & Show

2014 show to be held at

Bulcote Farms, Bulcote, Near Burton Joyce, Notts. NG14 5HA

Saturday 27th September 2014

Visitors Exhibitors Trade Stands

Welcome to the Southwell Ploughing Match & Show

The show will be held at Bulcote Farms, Bulcote, Nr Burton Joyce, Notts NG14 5HA on Saturday 27th September 2014

Horse, Agricultural and Horticultural and Domestic Produce classes have now been uploaded on to the website.

Online entries and ordering online tickets will be available soon.


HORSE ENTRIES (including Show Jumping) – CLOSE MONDAY 15th SEPTEMBER 2014


2014 main ring attractions have been booked and we are pleased to welcome

‘The Devils Horsemen Stunt Team’ and ‘World War 1 Commemoration’


   Cossack Trick Riding 

“The Devil’s Horsemen” and the origin of our famous troupe’s name. The Cossacks originated on the great Russian Steppe, successors and descendants of the Golden Horde and Genghis Khan who staged the only successful Winter invasion of Russia in history.

The horsemanship of the Mongol Cavalry was the most effective in Military history. Now in peace time these battle techniques have been transformed into acrobatics on horseback. Our riders need more than just physical fitness, gymnastic ability and a taste for danger, they have to have a willing accomplice in the form of a horse who enjoys tearing along a full gallop, while it’s rider is hanging at impossible angles from it’s back, or vaulting, or even standing on the saddle! 

Southwell ploughing match is the largest agricultural one day show in Nottinghamshire, established in 1855 and run by a committee comprising of local business people and rural enthusiasts. The annual show is held at a different venue every year with 2014 being held at Bulcote Farms.

The show represents all the really important interests of agriculture from horse ploughing through the vintage years to the modern day tractor, a variety of livestock, static displays and trade stands to suit all tastes. In more recent years horse classes, dog show and the farmers market have been introduced.

If anyone wishes to become a steward or become a helper please contact the show office, help is greatly appreciated, as the show is only able to run from the very generous help and time given by the committee members, stewards and helpers.

In 2009 we were awarded Country Life Magazine’s Country Event of the year.


2013 was a very successful show, it was an fantastic venue and the weather made it an excellent day.


A blog from a visitor to the 2013 show.

The society received many complimentary communications regarding the 2013 show. Here is one we received:

Would just like to say what a lovely day out my mum and I had at the Southwell Ploughing Match a few weeks ago.
Excellent value for money.
The best by far!!!!!
It was brilliant. So much to see. Fantastically organised, from entering, parking, show, tractor ride, food and leaving etc … And the weather was the icing on the cake!
Really enjoyed EVERYTHING but our favorite was the Kite Show! It was AMAZING and so much fun to watch.
Looking forward to next year but I think this years will take some beating! :)

Thank you very very much.
Kind regards
Wendy Staples

2013 Results available-  Ploughing Res  Ploughing Results 2013  Agricultural Class Results 2013 , Cattle and Sheep Results 2013 , Heavy Horse Results 2013 , Hedging Results 2013 , Static Vintage Results 2013

2012 Results available – PloughingPloughing Score SheetsHorsesCattle & Sheep, Agricultural Classes Hedging and Shires / Heavy Horses.
2011 Results available – Ploughing, Ploughing Score Sheets, Agricultural Classes, Horses, Cattle & Sheep, Hedging, Shires / Heavy Horses and Static.

Horse ploughing 2011