Gallery: Cow polo, lawn mower racing and more at young farmers’ show

PUBLISHED: 12:30 24 May 2012

Angus and Hamish from Winscombe enjoying some icecream.

Angus and Hamish from Winscombe enjoying some icecream.


COW polo, tug-of-war competitions and a flock of prize-winning animals helped draw bumper crowds to the Somerset Young Farmers’ show on Saturday.

The event, held at Stepstones Farm in Langford, saw a plethora of sporting competitions as well as the more traditional events such as cattle judging.

The show – dubbed the moolympics in honour of the Olympic Games – was kicked off by the judging of calves and sheep.

The arrival of the afternoon saw a number of competitions take place, such as fence-erecting, welding, clay pigeon shooting and potato launching.

The afternoon continued with some of the main events, such as the on-land boat racing, lawn mower racing, cow polo and tractor driving, while the teams participated in the tug-of-war with gusto.

Throughout the day a range of local food and drinks was served.

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