‘Win a Shire’

Every horse mad parent’s nightmare is their child begging them for a horse.   Well look no further because the Shire Horse Society and Robinson’s Brewery have joined forces to offer one lucky young person the opportunity to follow their dream of having access to a Shire and all for free! This competition offers the winner a Shire horse for a […] Continue Reading

New Stable Tours

Stable tours staged at world’s largest gathering of Shire horses Visitors to the world’s largest gathering of Shire horses will be able to get up close to the gentle giants of the horse world in a series of special stable tours. The Shire Horse Society, which is staging the three-day National Shire Horse Show in March 2018 at Bingley Hall, […] Continue Reading

Mr Graham Ward

The Shire Horse Society is very sorry to learn of the passing of one of the breed’s most loyal servants.   Mr Graham Ward passed peacefully today after a short illness. Graham was a very kind man and a stalwart of the breed.  The Decoy prefix produced some wonderful animals including National Champions and Graham was one of the longest serving […] Continue Reading

Funeral Arrangements for Mr Cyril Eddy

Mr Cyril Eddy’s funeral will be held on Friday, 24th November, 2017 at Sancreed Church, Sancreed, Cornwall at 2pm. No flowers but donations for the Church Restoration Fund would be appreciated. Once again the Shire Horse Society sends its deepest condolences to Mr Eddy’s family.

Mr Cyril Eddy

It is with great sadness that the Society has learnt of Mr Cyril Eddy’s passing. Mr Eddy loved his horses and ploughed all around the country and at one time had four generations ploughing at the same match. The Society sends its deepest condolences to Mr Robert Eddy and his family at this time.

Discounted Show Tickets!

Join us for the world’s largest gathering of Shire horses at the National Shire Horse Show. The event attracts around 250 pedigree Shire horses, which are put through their paces in hand, in harness and ridden. Fun for all the family, with displays, stalls and the chance to find out more about this magnificent breed. Discounted tickets for the 2018 […] Continue Reading

Young Handler ‘Win a Horse’ 2018

Would you like the opportunity to have the use of your own horse for a year, free of charge?  If so this is the competition for you! The Shire Horse Society have teamed up with their great friends at Robinsons Brewery Ltd and their Shire Horse team to provide one very lucky winner a Shire Horse for a year! The […] Continue Reading

Press Release – Show Dates

PRESS RELEASE October 2017 World’s largest gathering of Shire horses returns to Staffordshire for third year   The organisers of the world’s largest gathering of Shire horses have announced that the show will once again be staged in Staffordshire.   The 2018 National Shire Horse Show will be held at Staffordshire Showground from 16th to 18th March – and is […] Continue Reading

New Drum Horse – Perseus

Behind the scenes in Knightsbridge the Cavalry have been keeping a big secret.  For many months they’ve been training a new Drum horse for the Household Cavalry Band and next week Her Majesty The Queen and HRH The Prince of Wales will meet him for the first time. Currently known by his stable name Big Red, the first thing that […] Continue Reading

300 Club Winner!

The third 300 Club draw has taken place and the Society sends its congratulations to Mr T J Yates whose ticket was drawn out first. Tickets cost £15 per quarter or £60 for the year and are still available to purchase – you could win up to to £2,250 – if all 300 tickets are sold! Please contact the office […] Continue Reading

2017 Young Handler Trophy Presentation

The presentation of the 2017 Young Handler Accumulator Trophy to Megan Hoyle took place at the North West and Wales Foal Show on Saturday, 14th October. This award was very kindly sponsored by Matthew Burks from Heavy Horse Herald and shows him presenting the trophy to Megan with the Shire Horse Society’s Secretary, Victoria Clayton. Grateful thanks to Matthew for his kind […] Continue Reading

Funeral of Glenys Dodd

Further to the sad announcement of Glenys Dodd’s passing, the Society has been informed that her funeral will take place at 12 noon on Friday, 20th October, 2017 at Risedale Gospel Hall, Risedale Road, Barrow-in-Furness, LA13 9QZ.