Shire Demonstrations

Just a reminder if you’re heading to Countryfile Live at Castle Howard that the Shire Horse Society will have their demo team and stand in attendance. This popular event runs from today, 15th August through to Sunday 18th August 2019. Please do pop along and meet the team. #countryfilelive! #shirehorsedisplay #equinevillage #castlehoward#teamshire #shirehorsesociety #shirehorse

Heavy Horse Camp’s New Website

The Shire Horse Society’s Heavy Horse Camp now has its own dedicated website. Information and an online booking form for the 2020 Heavy Horse Camp can be accessed here. Grateful thanks to Whistlefish for their support of the Camp. #heavyhorsecamp2020 #shirehorsesociety #arenauk #teamshire

Office Telephone

Apologies to those of you who are trying to contact the office via telephone. We are here and have been all week but incoming calls are not coming through to us. BT are on the case and in the meantime if you need us please can you email us via Again apologies.

Young Judges Scheme

SHIRE HORSE SOCIETY- YOUNG JUDGES SCHEME The Society holds its Young Judges competition 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 […] Continue Reading

Mrs Joan Gardner

We have been notified this morning of the sad passing of one of our supporters, Mrs Joan Gardner from Lancashire. Mrs Gardner and her late husband Mr David Gardner bred Shires under the Shearbrook prefix. The Shire Horse Society sends its deepest condolences to Mrs Gardner’s family.

Foal Registrations

Do you have a foal to register? Please don’t forget to get your foal registration applications in promptly. To assist the office please order registration pack(s) by either calling the office on 01536 771611 or email with the number required. We will send the pack(s) to you with full instructions and fee to be paid. Any questions don’t hesitate […] Continue Reading

Looking for things to do with the children this summer?

Why not take a trip to one of the many Shire Horse Society Approved Centres around the country to see Shires at work and play. Please visit the following link to see where these are located. #cotebrookshirehorsecentre #robinsonsbreweryvisitorcentre #tiarescue#ashendchildrensfarm #operationcentaur#wadworthbreweryvisitorcentre #shires #wheretotakethekids#summerholidayactivities #shirehorsesociety #teamshire

We’ve Moved!

Please note the Shire Horse Society has a new address and future correspondence should be sent to The Old Dairy, Rockingham Castle, Market Harborough, Leicestershire, LE16 8TH. The telephone number remains the same 01536 771611. Please address any enquiries to

Anglesey Show

Statement from Anglesey Show After careful consideration and consultation with professionals regarding the Equine Flu, the Anglesey Agricultural Society have considered a range of options and we regret to inform you that we have decided to cancel all Horse Sections at this year’s Show. The primary reason for taking this decision is the welfare of the animals and a recent […] Continue Reading

The Rare Breeds of the Year Show

The Rare Breeds of the Year Show will be held at Arena UK, Allington Lane, Allington, Grantham, Lincolnshire, NG32 2EF on Saturday 5th October, 2019. Show Director: Richard James 07785 717 399 Show Secretary: Mrs Dawn Hicketts, Haydon Farm Cottages, Sutton Parva, Tytherington, Wiltshire, BA12 7AF Email: Telephone: 01985 840717 Please see Show Schedule and Entry Form […] Continue Reading


The Society’s Demonstration Team were in action at Bakewell’s 200 Years of Farm to Plate event on Sunday 30th June, 2019. The team will be in action at the following events should you wish to come and see it live. Countryfile Live – Castle Howard, North Yorkshire (15-18 August) Romiley Young Farmers Show – Stockport, Cheshire (1 September) Sandringham Game […] Continue Reading