Dutch FFA Ploughing Championships on Sept 13th
at Zeijerveld .The Netherlands.
The day started with thick fog so some ploughman had trouble to find the plouhgingfields.
About 9.00am the sun shone and started to drive the fog away, the sun was shinning for the rest of the day.
Some thirty ploughman came & entered this Ploughing event. Some by transport of lorries & trailers, some on there own power and that on a tractor with no cab its a bit chilly.
After koffie and cake they sign the list and draw there plots, number thirteen was not pleased with his number.
About 10.30am they had there instrucions and took off to there plots. 11.00am the ploughingmatch started with the opening furrow.
The jurry went round and the ploughman took time for lunch.
When the jury gave the green light the flag went up again and they continue ploughing.
Johan Hogeboom making his finish
Jurrie Potze is "Full Concentration" ploughing with his plot with Super Major and dreesman plough
Dirk Vos on his Dearborn
Job Vedder making last adjustment Johan Tempelman with his early E27N
The guys put up a serious battle keeping an eye on the other plots it was a great sight to see all the Ford & Fordson's tractors working in one field.
Rienko Koburg ploughing with a Dexta
and Dreesman plough while ..................
.................. watching you !!
When the last ploughman finish his plot and the tractors where loading up the jury made the last rond and came to a decision and thy point out the winners.
1st Menno de Graaf 157 points
2nd Leen Ras 153 points
3rd Ben Michels 145 points
Mounted Class :
1st Co Looyestijn 174.5 points
2nd Andre Veldman 157.5 points
3rd Jurry Potze 148.5points
Left to Right :
Andre Veldman 2nd Mounted Class, Co Looyestyn 1st Mounted Class,
Menno de Graaf 1st Trailer Class , Leen Ras 2nd Trailer Class , Ben Michels 3rd Trailer Class , Jurrie Potze 3rd Mounted Class
Rienko Koburg receives an award from his brother because he has never won a prize.
Food and drinks where donated by the local pub.
We all had a great day and hope to see you all next year.
Words & Photos - Gerard Schoenmakers
"Thank you" Gerard for organising a Great Ploughing Match.