Happy Birthday

The Shire Horse Society sends greetings to our Patron, Her Majesty The Queen for a very Happy 91st Birthday.    

Wanted Grey Shire

One of the Society’s members in Austria is looking to purchase a grey Shire.  If you have for sale either a grey mare, grey yearling or grey filly then please can you send full details to Anita Hawle at aaronseefeld@gmail.com Thank you.

300 Club Winner

***300 Club*** We are delighted to announce that the first winner of the 300 club is……….. Mr Peter Roberts!  A cheque for £375 is on its way to you! Congratulations! Remember, anyone can join our fund raising initiative, the details and forms are on our website The more that enter, the more money there is in the prize pot!  Good […] Continue Reading

Rutland County Show

Heavy Horses are back at Rutland County Show (Sunday 4th June) this year for the first time in a number of years. Please consider supporting the show, all the details including the schedule and entry forms can be found on the show website: www.rutlandcountyshow.com

2014 Stud Book Re-Print

We are looking at ordering a re-print of the 2014 Stud Book. This will be based purely on the number of confirmed orders received. The cost will be in the region of £36.00 plus postage. If interested please call the office on 01536 771611 or email info@shire-horse.org.uk as soon as possible. Thanks.

2017 Royal Welsh Show

The Royal Welsh Show will have turnout classes and an agricultural class at their 2017 Show. The flyer is attached for further information. Please do support them. Thank you.   Royal Welsh Show website can be found by clicking here.

2017 Festival of the Heavy Horse

The 2017 Festival of the Heavy Horse will take place on 4th June, 2017 at Etal Showground, Etal, Northumberland. Further enquiries please email Viv Cockburn A schedule and entry form can be downloaded by clicking on the following boxes.  

Shire Horse Society – Working Horse Festival

** DATE FOR YOUR DIARIES** Shire Horse Society Working Horse Festival 2017 England’s oldest cart horse will be on display at the Osberton Horse trials providing a contrast to the event which showcases the Sport Horses of the future. The Shire Horse Society will be staging its first working horse festival displaying the talents of the breed which put the […] Continue Reading

Photographic Competition Results

We were delighted to receive an excellent entry for the 2017 Photographic Competition. The Society would like to thank Mr Brian Winn for organising the competition on their behalf. The winning photographs are shown below. 1st prize – Nadine Fabish Runner Up – Laura Clark We are still looking for a photograph suitable for our 2017 Christmas Card.  Please send […] Continue Reading

2017 National Show – Official Results

The 2017 National Shire Horse Show was held at Bingley Hall, Stafford over three days (17th-19th March). The official results can be found below. The Show will be held again indoors at Bingley Hall, Stafford and the provisional dates are 16th to 18th March, 2018.  

Messingham Show

We have been asked to inform our members that regrettably Messingham Show (4th June, 2017) has had to postpone a number of horse classes in 2017, including the heavy horse section.   Please note they will be looking to re-instate the classes in 2018, so please keep an eye on their website.

2017 Council Election Results

Congratulations to the following who were duly elected as members of Council for the next three years at our Annual General Meeting on Friday 17th March, 2017. Mr W Bedford  179 Mr S J Peacock  178 Mr D Worthington  175 Mr M Bedford  165 Miss A Hull  161 Mr L M Fountain 150 Mr P Shipman  150 Mr W A […] Continue Reading