A WIDE range of steam and horse-powered machinery took part in a ploughing championship in Bampton.

Entrants to the competition, which took place in Black Bourton on Saturday, were judged on the straightness of their ploughing.

The event also included steam and horse displays, a fun fair, live music, ferret racing and county craft displays.

Fiona Ward, 39, of Fairford in Gloucestershire, attended with her family and, as members of the Cotswold Carthorse Society, took along two horses to compete.

She is pictured with son Zac, nine, and his pony Merlin.

She said: “It was a really good family day out. I loved watching the kids marching up and down with the pony.”

Andrew Fisher, 14, of Milcombe near Banbury, took part in the competition as part of a team on board a steam-powered plough.

He said recent rain had made the fields difficult to plough evenly and made it a tough competition.

Andrew added: “I am hoping to take part in the competition myself one day and the idea today was to get the experience.

“Britain led the world in its engineering and you have got to keep that history going.”