Horse exhibitors have you booked your shavings? These MUST be pre-ordered and paid for prior to the Show. Cost per bale is £7.60 including VAT and please note straw is not to be used. Please be aware there will be NO shavings available to purchase at the event so don’t delay and book today to reserve. Bookings must be made […] Continue Reading

AI & Foaling Conference

Our friends at Hay Farm Heavy Horse Centre are organising an AI & Foaling Conference on 4th April. Please check the poster out and booking forms can be found at

Important Announcement for Horse Exhibitors entered at the National Show

**** NATIONAL SHOW 2020- HOYS QUALIFYING CLASSES**** Following conversations with the Horse of the Year Show, the Society confirms that it will be running a qualifying class on Saturday for Stallions and a qualifying class on Sunday for the Females. These classes will need to be entered by all those wishing to compete, the amended schedule is available on the […] Continue Reading

Mother’s Day Treat

Treat your mum on Mother’s Day at the National Shire Horse Show This year, the Sunday of our National Shire Horse Show coincides with Mother’s Day on 22nd March. Why not treat your mum to show tickets or maybe upgrade with a VIP experience? If your mum is a horse lover, she’ll be thrilled with her gift. The ticket price […] Continue Reading

Free Admission for Children on final day of National Shire Horse Show

Organisers of the world’s largest gathering of Shire horses are offering free admission to children on the final day of the show. The event – which takes place indoors at Bingley Hall, Staffordshire Showground, from 20th to 22nd March – is a fascinating and fun day out for all the family. Watch as the gentle giants of the horse world […] Continue Reading

Heavy Horse Research

The Society is keen to learn more and more about our wonderful breed and as such we look forward to welcoming Katie Buncombe to the Show.  Katie is currently undertaking the first and biggest piece of research into heavy horses as part of her equine masters degree at Edinburgh University.  This is the first ever study to determine the resting […] Continue Reading

Horse Exhibitors

Please note horse entries close on Friday, 31st January. Please ensure entries arrive on or before this date. Thank you.

British Equestrian Federation responds to EHV-1 outbreak

The British Equestrian Federation acknowledges the diagnosis of a case of Equine Herpes Virus (EHV-1) at an equestrian centre in Hampshire on 8 January 2020. EHV-1 is a contagious disease that can be spread through direct and indirect contact, with the virus surviving in the environment for several weeks. Clinical signs include a high temperature, coughing, nasal discharge, lethargy and […] Continue Reading

National Shire Horse Show: Equine Flu Information

EQUINE FLU All horses present at the Show are required to be fully up to date with their flu vaccinations. Horses must have received either: a) A full course of vaccinations within a year of the Show OR b) The initial course of two vaccinations, the second of which to have been administered no later that 8 days prior to […] Continue Reading

Shires on TV!

The popular television series The Farmers’ Country Showdown will start on Monday 6th January on BBC One at 15:45 (repeated the following day on BBC Two at 07.15am). Filming took place last summer at the South Wales Shire Horse Show and we are pleased to inform you that this episode will air on Wednesday 8th January at 15:45 (see above). […] Continue Reading

HOYS Rules

We are delighted to again host the first @hoysofficial Qualifiers in 2020. Please can all intended entrants to qualifying classes and championships familiarise themselves with the competitor rules that can be found using the link below. The rules will automatically update in 2020 but we understand that they remain largely unchanged. For the avoidance of doubt the Ridden HOYS qualifying […] Continue Reading

Mr Arthur Goodwin

The Society is sorry to inform you of the passing of Mr Arthur Goodwin of the Crossfields prefix. We send our deepest condolences to Mr Goodwin’s family.