Mr P Ball

The Shire Horse Society is sad to report the passing of Life Member, Mr P Ball on Saturday, 24th November.  Mr Ball’s funeral will be held on Friday, 7th December at 1:00pm at Bournemouth Crematorium, North Cemetery, Strouden Avenue, Bournemouth, BH8 9HX and afterwards at the Rising Sun, Bashley Common Road, New Milton, Hampshire,  BH25 5SF. The Society sends its deepest […] Continue Reading

Black Friday!

Black Friday Deal! Official 2019 Shire Horse Society Calendar now just £7.00 (was £9.95) valid on *Black Friday only! Packed full of colourful photographs of Shire horses both at work and play! Purchase online at http://www.shire-horse.org.uk/product/2019-official-shire-horse-society-calendar/ or call the office on 01536 771611 between 9am-5pm on Friday, 23rd November, 2018. *Friday, 23rd November, 2018 offer closes at midnight.

Dope Testing at Horse of the Year Show 2018

At Horse of the Year Show 2018, a cross sample of animals competing in the showing classes were selected to be dope tested by the onsite veterinary team. Further to a blood sample being taken from the following three animals; Whittakers Prince, Melvale Tam O’Shanter and Fellthorpe Esther Jane, the samples have been analysed using documented LGC methods and they […] Continue Reading

Breakfast with Santa

Cotebrook Shire Horse Centre in Cheshire, one of our fabulous Approved Centres is offering their popular ‘Breakfast with Santa’ event. Bookings are now being taken via their website or by calling the number below. Details: Santa and his elves will greet you and take you to your table. He will then bring a special gift for each child. Children’s breakfast […] Continue Reading

Early Bird Trade Stand Offer Closes Soon

Please note the early bird National Shire Horse Show trade stand offer including Food Hall closes on 1st November. Further information together with application form can be found by visiting http://www.shire-horse.org.uk/trade-stands/ Show date: 22-24 March 2019 Venue: Staffordshire County Showground #tradestand #nationalshirehorseshow #staffordshowground #foodhall

New Codes of Practice for Infectious Diseases

Due to changes with the Horse Race Betting Levy Board (HBLB) grant, the Society will no longer request a clear E.V.A.   (Equine Viral Arteritis) or proof of vaccination prior to issuing stallion service books. The HBLB do not require this to be compulsory now, but it is instead a recommendation.  The Society strongly recommends that the E.V.A. blood screening or […] Continue Reading

Shire Horse Sign

Shire Horse Sign  Made to order quality Shire horse sign Material & Design: Steel plate; 4mm thick silhouette of a Shire 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 (delivery extra – see below) Order Details:  Available to pre-order from the Shire Horse Society’s […] Continue Reading

2019 Council Elections

Calling all Council members, current and future! Please note that anyone wishing to be included in the 2019 Council Elections, (including current members of Council who wish to stand for re-election), the office will require your nominations, a photograph and a brief ‘CV’ of no more than 100 words by Wednesday, 2nd January 2019.  The photograph and ‘CV’ will be […] Continue Reading

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 info@shire-horse.org.uk […] 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. https://www.facebook.com/NWWshirefoal/

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