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. https://hoys.co.uk/competitor-zone/ 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.

2020 Photographic Competition

SHIRE HORSE UK & OVERSEAS PHOTOGRAPHIC COMPETITION 2020 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

Christmas Merchandise

Christmas Merchandise OrdersThe last date for merchandise orders via the website is 11 am on Wednesday 18 December. Don’t forget if you’re looking for last minute gift ideas we have discounted National Shire Horse Show tickets available to download immediately right up to and after Christmas!https://shire-horse.ticketsrv.co.uk/tickets/#christmasgiftideas #shirehorsesociety #charitymerchandise

Mr Ged Middleton

The Society is sorry to learn of the passing of Mr Ged Middleton from Lincolnshire.  Mr Middleton was a Life Member and former Panel Judge, bred Shires under the prefix ‘Ferry.’ The Society sends its deepest condolences to Mr Middleton’s wife, Rita and family.

Vote for Us!

Can you help us please?We are asking our members and friends to please vote for the Shire Horse Society in the East Essex Insurance charity good causes giveaway. It really is a very quick process and when asked for the Charity number this is 210619. Thank you and if you can ask you friends to do the same it really […] Continue Reading

Mr Dave Wilshaw

The Society has been informed of the sad passing of Dave Wilshaw. Dave worked for over 30 years with Philip Moss’s Hillmoor Shires and was a great friend to many. The Society sends its condolences to Mr Wilshaw’s family and friends.

Horse of the Year Show 2020

We are pleased to announce that Mr Richard Green and Mr Bill Massey have been selected to judge at HOYS in 2020. Mr Green will judge the Shire Horse of the Year final and Mr Massey the conformation Judge for the British Ridden Heavy Horse final. The Society sends its congratulations to you both. #HOYS2020 #shirehorsesociety #teamshire #shirehorses

Young Judges Competition

The Society held the second Young Judges Competition in 2019 to encourage new Judges and provide support and training to aid their development. Consisting of a team and individual competition it is hoped that many of the competitors and those who attend the training sessions will then apply for assessment for the adult judging panel when they reach the age […] Continue Reading

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