The name Andrew Mitchell was everywhere to be seen at the recent World Ploughing Championship as the father and son duo took top honours in France.
Andrew snr finished first place in the reversible class while Andrew jnr took second place in the conventional class at the competition held outside of Bordeaux, France, on September 5-6.
It is the fourth time Andrew has won the world title, adding it to triumphs in 1997, 2008 and 2011.
And it was a reversal of fortunes for the pair after Andrew jnr won the competition in 2012, with his dad finishing second.
Andrew snr told the Dispatch: “I was over the moon to win it, that’s the fourth time now. I was absolutely delighted with the win.
“The actual competition is over two days, we plough stubble one day and we plough grass the next day. It’s a combined total of the points over the two days that decides the winner.”
The 57-year-old said he enjoys when he and his son are both competing, something they didn’t do last year.
The pair now turn their sights to national matches in October so they can qualify for next year’s world event.
He continued: “It’s good when we’re both ploughing. We didn’t last year.
“I won the world competition but that doesn’t entitle me to plough at the world match next year. We have to win our national match each year which is at the end of October.”