The "Skills of the Hills" Annual Hedge Event

The annual "Skills of the Hills" event has been taking place in one form or another since 1997. There have been interruptions and postponements due to weather and outbreaks of foot and mouth disease but, by and large, it has managed to happen almost annually.

This map shows the locations of all the events since they started in 1997.

1997 1998 1999 2000 2002-Mar 2002-Nov 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017

The history page chronicles the origins and very early days of the event.

Venues and Winners

Year Venue Open Champion
2016 Westhayes Farm, Hemyock Colin Clutterbuck
2015 Gorwell Farm, Hemyock Willow Drew
2014 Sheldon Equestrian Centre Colin Risdon
2013 Yarty Farm, Membury Colin Risdon
2012 Lower Shelvin Farm, Luppitt Paul Gulliford
2011 Bywood Farm, Dunkeswell Colin Risdon
2010 Hare Lane, Buckland St. Mary Colin Risdon
2009 Cherryhayes Farm, Smeatharpe Terry Coombe
2008 Lower Shelvin Farm, Luppitt Nick Fowler
2007 New Gorwell Farm, Hemyock Colin Risdon
2006 The Grange, Dunkeswell Colin Risdon
2005 Blackhayes Farm, Yarcombe Colin Risdon
2004 Riggles Farm, Upottery Terry Copp
2002 (Nov) Yarty Farm, Membury Colin Risdon
2002 (Mar) Chubbs Farm, Alston Mick Jones
2000 Blackhayes Farm, Yarcombe Richard Steele
1999 Stockland Hill, Yarcombe Richard Steele
1998 Church Farm, Combe St Nicholas Nick Fowler
1997 Burnt House Farm, Combe St Nicholas Roger Vickery

Affiliated to the National Hedgelaying Society