Mr Denis Oliver’s Funeral

The funeral of Mr D F Oliver, OBE will be held on Tuesday, 3rd July, 2018 at St. Wulframs Church, Grantham, Lincolnshire at 2.45pm.  Afterwards at The Angel & Royal Hotel which is a five minute walk away. There is ample parking at the hotel Once again the Society sends its deepest condolences to Mr Oliver’s family.  

New President

Our new President is Mr James Clarke.  James is the Managing Director of Hook Norton Brewery. Hook Norton still use Shires to deliver beer in and around Oxford. The brewery have previously supported the Society at Countryfile Live and we look forward to working with James and all at Hook Norton going forward.  

Mr D F Oliver, OBE

It is with the greatest sadness that we announce the passing of our former President, Mr Denis Oliver OBE. Mr Oliver was a wonderful man, a former Master Farrier, Father of the Company and well known vet – his knowledge and experience was unrivalled. Mr Oliver was also a former President of the British Veterinary Association, along with other decorated […] Continue Reading

General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR)

Privacy Statement – General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) This is the privacy statement of the Shire Horse Society. In this statement ‘we’, ‘us’, ‘our’ or similar refers to the Shire Horse Society. ‘You’ or similar refers to the data owner. Background The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is a new regulation designed to strengthen and unite the data protection processes […] Continue Reading

Job Vacancy

Full-time​ Permanent (Flexible / Part Time Considered) Location: Cotebrook Shire Horse Centre and stud farm, Tarporley.  Award winning stud farm and tourist attraction based in the heart of the Cheshire Countryside. Responsibilities: General Maintenance of farm buildings and fencing, stock feeding, animal welfare, Heath and Safety and record keeping. Role offers great variety, working mainly with Shire Horses but also […] Continue Reading

Calling All Young Judges

The Society is to launch a Young Judges competition to be held annually to encourage new judges and provide support and training to aid the development of judges. It will consist of a team & individual competition and it is hoped that many of the competitors and those who attend the training sessions will then apply for assessment for the […] Continue Reading

We have a Winner!

The 300 Club is the Society’s in house lottery and the first draw in 2018 has taken place. Congratulations to Mrs S Flintham who has just won £100.00, Mr P Roberts (£50.00) and to Mr R Cook (£25.00). Your cheques are in the post! Tickets are available at £25.00 per annum and can be purchased by visiting

Foster Mare Available

Foster mare available please contact the office on 01536 771611 for further information. 24th April, 2018.

Show Preparation Day

Lincolnshire Shire Horse Association is holding a Show Preparation Day on 27th May, 2018 at Hockerwood Farm, Southwell Road, Upton, Newark, NG23 5TA between 11am and 3pm. The day will include plaiting of the mane and tail.  Please book your place with Sue on 01526 398 011

Funeral of Mr P Burgess

The funeral of Mr Peter Burgess will take place on Wednesday 9th May at St John’s Church, Tilbury.  The service will start at 11.15am. Following the service Mr Burgess will go to his final resting place at South Essex Crematorium. The Society sends its deepest condolences.

Plaiting Demonstration with Walt Bedford

The South West Yorkshire Shire Horse Society is holding a plaiting demonstration/guest speaker evening with Walt Bedford on Wednesday 23rd May 2018 at 7.30pm at West Bretton Village Hall. Tickets cost £8 per person which includes a pie and pea supper. Numbers are limited so please direct any enquiries or bookings to Lucy Parr on 07551 340229 or email

Mr P Burgess

The Society is very sad to report that Mr Peter Burgess of Leninhall Shires, a Life Member has passed away.  The Society sends his family and friends their most sincere condolences.