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.

Record of Shire Horses in Australia

Mr Bill Lambert, one of the founders of The Shire Horse Breeders’ Australia Inc.  has produced a wonderful booklet that traces the the Shire breed in Australia from the first import in 1981 to 2016. This is a limited edition booklet and may become a collector’s item.  To save postage, The Shire Horse Society will be doing a bulk order.  Please register your […] Continue Reading

Mr Mike Tucker

The Shire Horse Society is deeply saddened to announce that our well respected and much admired Chief Commentator, Mr Mike Tucker has very suddenly passed away. Mike’s wonderful and instantly recognised tone was known worldwide and it was an honour and pleasure to have him as part of the Shire family and team at the National Show. Mike was a […] Continue Reading

Musical Drive

The Musical Drive of the Heavy Horse Returns to the 2018 Horse of the Year Show Making a return to the Andrews Bowen International Arena is the Musical Drive of the Heavy Horses at Horse of the Year Show 2018. The popular and emotive Musical Drive performance has delighted the HOYS audiences for many years with their superb harrowing display; from […] Continue Reading

Harness Sale – Dorchester

Notification of Sale at Duke’s Auctions, Dorchester The Gilbey Family will shortly be selling harness and other items at Duke’s Auction House in Dorchester on Tuesday, 10th April, 2018. Mr Ralph Gilbey was the President of the Shire Horse Society and his grand-father, Frank drove Winston Churchill to the Queen’s Coronation. There may be some lots that will be of […] Continue Reading

Premiums Awarded at the 2018 National Shire Horse Show

2 YO GRANTS Acle Challenger Cumeragh House Silver Bullet Fellthorpe Fascinator Woodhouse Rainman Wrangle Sir George 3 YO PREMIUMS Hillmoor Trump Card Metheringham Upton Ferguson Shirland Ricky Toc Hill Sir George 4 YO PREMIUMS Goose Green’s Tom Finney Landcliffe Charlie Ringston Rueben 5 YO AND OVER PREMIUMS Acle Supreme Hillmoor Double Trouble Melindwr Glas-Y-Dorlan Rookhills Emperor Rookhills Leapley Lad Trem […] Continue Reading

2018 Show Catalogue

Did you miss the Show at the weekend and would like a catalogue with a set of results? No problem please send us a cheque for £7.95 (includes postage) or call the office with your card details and we will send a copy to you. 01536 771611

2018 Council Election Results

Shire Horse Society Summary of Voting – Scrutineers Report of the Election of Members of the Council 2018 Candidate Mrs D E Nulty  (206) Mr B A Winn (177) Mr L E Harrison (175) Mr M Horler (172) Mr M Burks (167) Mr C Malkin (164) Mr J C Etches (158) Mr P Woof (154) Mrs W Toomer-Harlow (150) Mr […] Continue Reading

Show Results – Sunday

RESULTS CLASS 21 – Yearling Fillies Place Cat. No. Horse Exhibitor 1st 74 Hartcliff Imelda Mr R Bedford 2nd 168 Bewholme Queen Of Hearts The Second FW Richardson & Son 3rd 163 Hillmoor Grand Lady Mr P E Moss 4th 179 Doveleys Flash Girl Miss L Dimelow 5th 24 Methingham Upton Davina Mr G Robinson 6th 48 Sutton Forest Drama […] Continue Reading

The Show is on!

The snow has arrived in Stafford and so have the Shires.  The Show is on and we look forward to welcoming you all.  Please wrap up warm and remember the National Shire Horse Show is all indoors, even the stables.    

Show Results – Saturday

RESULTS CLASS 10 – 2yo Geldings Place Cat. No. Horse Exhibitor 1st 146 Withens Mr Tom Mr & Mrs B Lowrie 2nd 14 Barnsbridge Dolly’s Jester Mr W J Boulderstone 3rd 17 Metheringham Upton Ambrose Mr J Monaghan & Ms J McClorey 4th 215 Rushall Maximillian Mr D Stock 5th 228 Chorley’s Commadore Miss P Read 6th 5 Cowerslane Imperial […] Continue Reading