Horse Power – Plowing Match, Part A

Yesterday, I went to the local plowing match in Lynden, WA. It was an amazing experience! Personally, I wouldn’t bring the children as it’s not like going to the local car races. In fact, as per the rules, you start plowing at 11 am and the team and farmers (plowers??) must be finished with their plot by 3:30 pm.

Draft Horse

Horse Power I

According to the brochure, Cornie Verduin and Jack Elliott were driving through the country in 1942 and admiring the freshly plowed fields, one of them said, “Let’s have a plowing match.” They went up to B.C. to ask for some help with the idea. A few members of the Canadian Plowing Society came down to assist and “thus began the first all-horse plowing match in the United States.”

Draft Horse

Horse Power II

Draft Horse Hoof

Horse Power III

Draft Horses

Horse Power IV

Draft Horse

Horse Power V

Draft Horses

Horse Power VI

Draft Horses

Horse Power VII

More Photos to Come….. 🙂


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