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The Goathland Plough Stots are a traditional team of North Yorkshire ploughmen who come together every year to participate in ploughing competitions and celebrate the art of ploughing. The team is named after the village of Goathland, which is located in the heart of the North York Moors National Park.
The Goathland Plough Stots are known for their impressive skills and their dedication to preserving the tradition of ploughing. They compete in various categories, including conventional ploughing, reversible ploughing, and horse-drawn ploughing.
In addition to competing, the Goathland Plough Stots also participate in community events and demonstrations, sharing their knowledge and love of ploughing with the public. They are a beloved and integral part of the Goathland community, and their annual competitions and demonstrations are a highlight of the village calendar.
Ploughing, also known as plow dancing or plough dancing, is a traditional folk dance that originated in rural areas of the United Kingdom. It typically involves a group of dancers performing a series of complex footwork patterns while holding long sticks or poles, which are used to simulate the movements of a team of ploughmen working in a field.
Plough dancing is often performed as a display of skill and strength, and it is often accompanied by lively music. In some cases, plough dancing may also be performed as a form of entertainment at festivals and other events.
The origins of plough dancing are uncertain, but it is thought to have developed as a way for farmers and other rural workers to celebrate the end of the ploughing season and to mark the beginning of the planting season.
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