The 17th "Skills of the Hills" Annual Hedge Event — 2014

Unfortunately the record-breaking wet weather intervened and we had to cancel the full "Skills of the Hills" event in its usual form. Very generously the land owner stepped in and allowed us to run smaller event a fortnight after the scheduled date and we held a straightforward hedgelaying competition then.

The rescheduled 2014 event took place on Sunday 23rd March at Sheldon Equestrian Centre, Higher Northcott Farm by kind permission of Mr John Cunningham.

There is a gallery of a few pictures taken during the day below.

Hedgelaying Results

Percy Duck Challenge Cup
1st Colin Risdon
2nd Willow Drew
3rd Colin Clutterbuck
4th Paul Gulliford
Dugdale Cup
1st Duncan Fraser
2nd Steven McCulloch
3rd Malcolm Dowling
4th Alex Bown
1st Fiona & Martin Farmer
2nd Ian & James Walker
3rd Julia Thomas & Chris Claxton
4th Darren & Paul Ackroyd
1st Clive Bethell
2nd Stephen Ryan
3rd Alan Martin
4th Phil Hims

Other Prizes

Best competitor living in the Blackdown Hills AONB.
Blackdowns Cup
Stephen Ryan
Best veteran competitor (aged 60 or over).
Colin Clements Trophy
John Barber
Best Lady Competitor Fiona Farmer
Best competitor aged under 19.
John Coombes Memorial Shield
James Walker
For best work on a poor length.
"Golden Crook"
Chris Chivers
Best regrowth of a length from the 2013 competition.
Roger Vickery Regrowth Cup
Alex Bown