Mr R A Metcalfe

The Shire Horse Society is sorry to announce the passing of Mr R A Metcalfe from Gildersome in Yorkshire. Mr Metcalfe was a great supporter and stalwart of the South West Yorkshire Shire Horse Hiring Society and bred Shires under the prefix “Springend.” The Society sends Mr Metcalfe’s family their sincere condolences.    

Meet Sam the Shire!

Sam the Shire has been made by Angela Whiteway who works in the Shire Horse Society’s offices at Rockingham. Angela has very kindly donated Sam to the Auction to raise funds for the Society.  He will be auctioned off at the Annual Dinner on Friday, 17th March, 2017.  Tickets are still available – please call 01536 771611 for more information […] Continue Reading

Important Information for Sunday Show Visitors

*****IMPORTANT NOTICE….IMPORTANT NOTICE…… We would like to warn our Sunday Show visitors that the Stafford Half-Marathon will be taking place between 10am-12.30pm. Road restrictions will be in force in and around Stafford. The advice from the Borough Council is to avoid Stafford town centre and if arriving via the M6 to exit at junction 14 and travel down the A34 […] Continue Reading


Here’s a sneak preview of one our lots which will be auctioned off at the Annual Dinner. If you would like to join us at the Dinner please call the office on 01536 771611. If you cannot make the Dinner but would like to put a sealed bid in for any one of our lots then please send to the […] Continue Reading

Council Election Forms

Reminder…. all Council voting forms must be returned to CFW Accountants (shown on the form) by Friday, 10th March, 2017. Thank you.

Meet Queenie!

Here’s a cracker of a picture for you all to enjoy.   Queenie the Shire horse enjoying a pint with the Mayor of Stafford, Councillor Geoff Collier. The Society would like to thank Mr Mick Hanson and Mr & Mrs Chris Malkin for making the meet and greet happen at the Shire Horse pub in Stafford on Saturday, 4th March, […] Continue Reading

Annual Dinner & Auction

It’s not too late to join us the Annual Dinner which will be held on the first evening of the Show (Friday, 17th March). Tickets are just £30.00 each and include a wonderful hot, three-course meal. Our guest speaker is Val Stones from the BBC’s Bake Off programme and we will hold an auction which includes a Land Rover Experience […] Continue Reading


The National Shire Horse Show will open its doors in just under two weeks. Excitement is building and we want to make sure you’ve got your tickets. Discounted tickets in advance are available by clicking Don’t delay and book today!  Hope to see you all there.  

National Show – Ringside Hospitality

The National Show is fast approaching and bookings for the Ringside Hospitality are selling well. We currently have limited availability on Saturday, 18th March, but space is available on Friday, 17th and Sunday, 19th March. Tickets are just £50 per person and include lunch and tea in the VIP area next to the ring. Annual Dinner & Ringside Hospitality   […] Continue Reading

Meet & Greet

Trot along to the Shire Horse pub to find out about Staffordshire’s spectacular Shire horse show Photograph by kind permission of Paul Milgate-Scarrott The world’s largest gathering of Shire horses will be welcomed to Staffordshire in a pre-event ‘meet and greet’ at the appropriately named Shire Horse pub in Stafford on 4th March. The Shire Horse Society will be staging its […] Continue Reading

National Shire Horse Show – Confirmed Trade Stands

The Society is delighted to announce that they will host over 55 trade stands at their 2017 National Shire Horse Show. The Show will be held indoors between 17th – 19th March at Stafford County Showground, Weston Road, Stafford, ST18 0BD. Discounted tickets in advance can be booked by clicking here. A list of the trade stands attending can be found […] Continue Reading


Thank you to Jayne Cross for sharing some lovely images with us……. come and see our handlers of the future display their skills on the Sunday of our National Show (17th-19th March). Tickets available Follow us on Instagram to see more lovely images of our wonderful breed, the Shire!       Photographs by kind permission of Jayne Cross