Vintage ploughing title for Simms

VINTAGE PLOUGHING RI Farm
above: Harry Elliott and William McCracken

CURRENT European Vintage Number One Ian Simms, Carrickfergus, is the Northern Ireland Vintage Ploughing Champion, clinching the title at Saturday’s Northern Ireland Vintage Championships, held on the lands of Ronnie Coulter BEM, Ballyknock Road, Hillsborough.

RIGHT: Northern Ireland Reserve Vintage Champion, Mark Taggart

Meanwhile, Ian’s father Harold, who has captured the European Classic title for the second year in a row, topped the Classic Class.

LEFT: Northern Ireland Classic Ploughing Champion, Harold Simms

The judges were Ronnie Coulter and Don Wright.

above: Samuel Gill, former World Ploughing Champion, looks over the plots

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