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Monday, 16 January 2012 15:17

Historically, the Society has held three main public events a year, plus a number of other smaller members' events. For dates and times of events, along with listings of several other societies' events that include Heavy Horses in the lineup, please click on the link to 'Upcoming Events' in the left-hand menu. Below is a summary.

 

The Spring Working: A non-competitive gathering where young and novice horses could be introduced to a relaxed public occasion and other working horses gently brought back ready for the event season. Many different horse-drawn implements to be seen in use and on show, and experienced horsemen available to offer advice to newcomers. In 2013 the annual Ploughing Match was added to this event. The last Spring Working was held in 2015, and it was felt that, due to falling numbers of available horses, the Society would look at an alternative event aimed at members and their guests, rather than one open to the general public. This is now in the planning stages, and more information will be made available when confirmed.

 

The Annual Show: The signature event in the Society calender, the Annual Show is held on the last weekend in September. It features in hand, harness and turnout classes, and is host to the West of England In Hand and Harness Championships. It also includes many trade stands, craft stalls, children's activities, displays, vintage vehicles, and other attractions.

 

Ploughing Match: The last major event in the Society calender, the ploughing match included long turn and short turn furrow, team, pair and singles, and noncompetitive entries. In 2013 this event was amalgamated with the Spring Working.

 

In addition, the Society has Open Days, quiz nights, skittles evenings, race nights, and an Annual Dinner. The Annual General Meeting is usually held in February.

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