The Bruce County Plowmen's Association is a grass roots organization that puts on a yearly plowing match. Plowing Matches have been part of our agricultural history in Ontario for well over a century..
Class Winners 2018 Bruce County Plowing Match
Class 2 SCOTT THOMAS 124
Class 3 JORDAN SHORTREED 118
Class 4 ALEX CAMERON 138
Class 5 MEGHAN CAMERON 140
Class 5A AUSTIN BORTH 144
Class 6 JOSH BUMSTEAD 119
Class 6B WILLIS LOWE 132
Class 7 PAUL ROBINSON 155
Class 8 HAROLD LEUDKE 131
Class 11 TOM EVANS 157
Class 12A JOEY PARKINSON 151
Congrats to all participants. Thanks for coming out!
2018-2019 Queen of the Furrow
is Maggie Robinson from Ripley.
2019 Plowing Match Schedule of Events
9:00 Plowing Registration & Queen of Furrow Plowing
10:00 Plowing Competition Starts
10:00 - 12:00 Queen of The Furrow interviews- Trade Show Display
12:00 Beef BBQ & Queen of Furrow Speeches, Dignitaries & Crowning of Bruce County Queen of the Furrow!
4:00 Plowing Competition Ends.
Bruce County competitors showed well at the International Plowing Match in Chatham-Kent. Scott Thomas competed in the walking plow category in horse plowing (class 1-1). He was joined by tractor plowers Paul Robinson (2-4), Tom Evans (5-2), MacKenzie Reinhart (5-2) and Tom Thede (6-2); all of whom placed in the top 10 of their class. Evans picked up his second Ontario Championship in reversible plowing placing 1st on two out of the four days. Also winning a day was Tom Thede in antique plowing. In Junior plowing on Saturday, Braeden Woefle placed 1st in Class 7-1, giving Thede back to back wins with his equipment, having won his class the day before.
Our Queen of the Furrow Laura Fullerton also had great week, and placed in the top 5 out of 25 contestants. An outstanding achievement!
Congrats to all for representing Bruce County so well!
Tom Evans of Tiverton will represent Canada for the second time at the World Ploughing Contest this summer in Minnesota, USA. The competition will be held on Aug 30 & 31st near Baudette, MN across the border from Rainy River, Ontario. Competitors from 28 countries will attending the event.
Bruce County competitors take 2 of the top 3 awards in reversible plowing at the national championship in Sussex, New Brunswick. Tom Evans of Tiverton won the 2018 Canadian Reversible Plowing Championship and MacKenzie Reinhart from Teeswater took home 3rd place. As champion, Tom will represent Canada for the second time at the World Contest to be held in Minnesota, USA on Sept 1 & 2, 2019.
The 2019 Bruce County Plowing Match will be held on Friday, August 30, 2019 on the farm of John Husk, Kinloss; on Provincial Highway 9 just west of County Road 1.