2016 Horse of the Year Show Qualifiers

2016 Horse of the Year Show Qualifiers. The qualifiers are listed below. The final will take place at the Horse of the Year Show on Sunday, 9th October, 2016 and the winner will be announced at the evening performance. Good luck to everyone.

Midland Foal Society

Midland Foal Society move their annual show and sale to a new venue on Saturday 1st October. Judges this year are Mr Tony Brown and Mr Brian Banham.  Referee is Mr Philip Moss. ***Venue:- Lodge Farm Equestrian Centre, Wetley Rocks, ST9 0BN*** And excitingly for the first time; it will be possible to make telephone bids, together with online payments […] Continue Reading

Shires on Countryfile

Last Sunday’s episode of Countryfile, featuring the first ever Countryfile Live show, is now available on iPlayer. There’s some great exposure for the Shire horse breed, as well as lots of other interesting features. Here’s the link… http://bbc.in/2bvE6lB

National Shire Horse Show – Trade Stand Information

Don’t forget if you book and pay for your trade stand at our National Shire Horse Show in March before 1st November,  2016 you’ll pay just  £175 + VAT for a 3m x 3m space.  Other sizes are available. The earlier you book the better position and we will actively promote you on our social media sites. Please click here […] Continue Reading

CountryFile Live

Countryfile LIVE Blenheim Palace, Woodstock, Oxfordshire – 4th – 7th August, 2016 The Shire Horse Society is indebted to the many volunteers and their magnificent Shire horses who took part in the recent CountryFile Live event.  This was held over four days at the stunning venue of Blenheim Palace, Woodstock, Oxfordshire. The Society was invited to take part in the […] Continue Reading

New Equine Disease App

Issued: 18 July 2016 New HBLB App helps keep horses safe from infection Horse trainers, owners and breeders now have reliable advice on equine disease control at their fingertips thanks to a new, free App launched by the Horserace Betting Levy Board (HBLB). EquiBioSafe covers all the key elements of contagious disease prevention and control based on the important Codes […] Continue Reading

Horse Passport Regulations

EU REFERENDUM RESULT – Horse Passport Regulations Following a conference call with DEFRA on 15th July 2016, it has been confirmed that: 1. UK is still part of EU and is likely that it will be at least another two years before UK actually leaves EU. Laws will continue to apply until that time. 2. Requirements in the longer term […] Continue Reading

The Early Bird Catches the Worm – Early Booking Offer

2017 National Shire Horse Show Trade Stand Information The Early Bird Catches the Worm – Early Booking Offer The 2017 National Shire Horse Show will take place over the weekend of the 17th, 18th and 19th March at Bingley Hall, Stafford County Showground, Weston Road, Stafford and after a very successful 2016 Show we expect visitor numbers to rise in […] Continue Reading

Shire Horse Show Photographs

If you’re looking for that special photograph of your own Shire horse or perhaps one of your own favourites taken at the 2016 National Show then please do take the time to visit the Society’s Official Show Photographer’s website.  Tracy Muir Photography has a superb selection of stunning photographs taken at the Show.  Photographs can be purchased via the site. […] Continue Reading

Shire Horse Sculpture

We have been sent information about a new sculpture that has been commissioned by Andy Kay. Please see the detail below and photograph of the finished piece. We think it’s fabulous, if you live locally why not take a look in person!? This weary Shire horse is the latest sculpture to grace the Grand Union Canal.  The life-size horse, created […] Continue Reading

Horse of the Year Replacement Qualifier

Press Release from Grandstand Media following the cancellation of the Derbyshire County Show. Grandstand Media Limited would like to notify competitors that regrettably the organisers of the 137th Derbyshire County Show have had to make the hard decision to cancel this year’s event (Sunday 26th June), as a result of the current ground conditions and the weather forecast for the […] Continue Reading

Shire Horse Society President

The Shire Horse Society has welcomed its new President Mr Mark Woodhouse.  Mark is the Chairman of Hall & Woodhouse Ltd in Dorset, an independent family company owned and run by the seventh generation of the Woodhouse family.  The brewery is famous for its Badger Beers. Mr Woodhouse has taken over the reins from Mr Torquil Sligo-Young, who worked hard for […] Continue Reading