Derby County Show

The Society’s trade stand will be at the Derby County Show this coming Sunday, 26th June.  Please do come and say hello as we always look forward to meeting both old and new members. The location details of the new showground can be found here:  

Young Handler’s Trophy

We are delighted to announce that Matthew Burks (former Spring Show Young Handler Champion and co-editor of the Heavy Horse Herald magazine) is kindly providing a perpetual trophy for the winner of the Society’s new Young Handler Accumulator Championship. We hope that the trophy will carry the names of some great show men and women of the future!

Young Handler Accumulator

The Society has launched a new initiative to encourage and to continue to build on the great work being done around the country for our Young Handlers.  An accumulator will be run at all affiliated shows where a Young Handler class takes place. Points will be awarded to the top five, with points awarded as follows:- 1st-5 points, 2nd-4 points, […] Continue Reading

300 Club

300 Club (Next draw June) The 300 club is our in house lottery, of which, half of the money in the prize pot goes to the winner. The first draw of the Shire Horse Society’s 300 Club took place in March and one lucky gentleman won a staggering £375.00 for just a £15.00 stake!   Draws take place quarterly and […] Continue Reading

Blood Testing Press Release

The following press release regarding blood testing at the 2017 National Show has been released.    

Countryfile Live

BBC Countryfile Live returns on 3-6 August 2017 to bring you the best of Britain’s countryside. Watch an exclusive Countryfile theatre show featuring the presenters.  Enjoy displays of animals and livestock in our many arenas.  Explore the Wildlife Zone, Adam’s Farm, the woodland area and the waterside with your kids, where they can learn, climb, kayak and tick off things […] Continue Reading

Blaston Show

Blaston Show in Leicestershire will be holding a new in-hand class for heavy horses at their Show which will be held on 25th June, 2017.  The schedule can be downloaded from their website The Show hopes to attract some new exhibitors with a view to including more heavy horse classes at the 2018 Show. Thank you.


Heineken in Holland are looking for two Shire geldings, both black with four white legs and white noses and must be trained in front of a wagon. If you have or know of any suitable horses please can you contact Gerrie Niesing on +31 (0)6 102 048  74 or email

National Show – Champion Gelding

The Society is disappointed to announce that following blood sampling at the National Shire Horse Show, the Champion Gelding, Bradworth Joshua, has been disqualified. The Championship has therefore been retrospectively awarded to WA & M King with Cotebrook Ben Alder.  We would like to congratulate the King Family on taking the Junior and Overall Titles in the Stallions, Mares and […] Continue Reading

Working the Land

The farm that time forgot: Land owner and Shire Horse Society member, Mr Jonathan Waterer has shunned modern technology in favour of traditional farming methods using horses.  A great story and one that promotes the Shire on a national scale. Please read the full feature by clicking the link below.

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 Thank you.