Shire Horse Sign

Shire Horse Sign Made to order quality Shire horse sign Material: Steel plate and powder coated in black Size:  Approximate dimensions:  26” height x 28” width Wording/Fixings: Buyer personalises own sign and adds fixings to suit their own requirements. Cost:  £78.00 plus VAT Order Details:  Available to pre-order from the Shire Horse Society’s office on 01536 771611 or email […] Continue Reading

For Sale

Alice came into Blue Cross care approximately 10 years ago due to her original owner having a change of circumstance and not being able to care for her anymore. Alice has since been in a home for 10 years but due to personal reasons has been returned to the centre. Alice is 26 years old and stands at 17hh. Blue […] Continue Reading

North West & Wales Foal Society’s Show and Sale

The North West & Wales Foal Society will hold their 39th Annual Show and Sale tomorrow (Saturday, 13 October) at Southview Equestrian Centre, Winsford Road, Wettenhall, Cheshire between 10:00 and 17:00.   Showing and tack sale commences at 10:00 with the sale of horses after the classes. Gate entry £5.00. Stalls and cafe on site too.

Heavy Horse Survey

The Society recently carried out a survey on Heavy Horse Showing and the results of this have been analysed by an Independent Data Analyst. The results are interesting and thought provoking.  The survey produced a number of comments relating to Judges, which will be fed back and actioned at our upcoming Judges Seminars in November and December. (Judges and probationer […] Continue Reading

2018 Shire Horse of the Year Championship

The 2018 Shire Horse of the Year Championship supported by the Shire Horse Society took place tonight, Sunday, 7th October at the Horse the Year Show. The Judge, Mr Mark Richardson awarded the Championship to St Giles Morgana owned by Messrs J O and W H Whittaker from Cheshire.  Second place was awarded to Mr William Bedford’s Landcliffe Charlie with […] Continue Reading

Philip Judge International British Ridden Heavy Horse of the Year

The final of the Philip Judge International British Ridden Heavy Horse of the Year has taken place at HOYS and the Society is delighted to announce that Mrs Wendy Toomer-Harlow’s Shire horse, Horsmans Ace Card ridden by Mrs Helen Cowley won the Championship. The Society sends its congratulations to Mrs Toomer-Harlow, Mrs Cowley, Mr S Roper and all those connected […] Continue Reading

HOYS is here!

The World’s Greatest Horse Show opens its doors, and we are lucky to host our Shire Horse of the Year Championship at the Show and look forward to Sunday!  Some lovely horses have qualified, who is your money on?! But before that we have the turn of the Ridden Heavy Horse Final, with five breed representatives.  Good luck to everyone […] Continue Reading

2018 Young Handler Competition Winner

Several affiliated Shows around the country staged young handler classes with points awarded to each of the Society’s Junior members placings. The winner of the 2018 Young Handler Accumulator Competition is Jess Evans and the Society sends its congratulations to Jess and to each and every young handler who took part in these classes. Grateful thanks to Mr Matthew Burks […] Continue Reading

2018 Horse of the Year Show Qualifiers

The Shire Horse Society is pleased to announce that all qualifying Shows have now been held and the qualifiers are listed in the document below. Congratulations to all those who have qualified for the Shire Horse of the Year Championship which will be held on Sunday, 7th October, 2018 at the NEC and good luck for the final! For more […] Continue Reading

Sandringham Game & Country Fair

The Society’s demonstration team will be in attendance this weekend 8th & 9th September at Sandringham Game & Country Fair in Norfolk. If you’re visiting this popular event please do pop along to see the Shire horse displays and visit them in their stables. More information can be found here

2019 Photographic Competition

SHIRE HORSE UK & OVERSEAS PHOTOGRAPHIC COMPETITION 2019 How to enter The competition calls for images to be submitted at a minimum size of 300dpi, so it is recommended that entrants use a camera that takes shots of 6 megapixels or above. ENTRY IS FREE. Three pictures can be submitted for each entry.  Only hard copies (any size) will be […] Continue Reading


The Secretary and Society have been monitoring exhibitor show numbers and it has been noted that there has been a sharp drop in entries at a number of shows around the Country.  This could have an impact on shows and their potential ability to host Shire Horse classes in the future.  The Secretary feels that as a Society we should […] Continue Reading