Horse of the Year Show Final

The prestigious Shire Horse of the Year Final is tomorrow! Wow, how quickly has the season passed?! We can’t wait to see all of these fabulous champions under the lights of the NEC tomorrow, which one will have the honour being in that spotlight for Ode to Horse in the finale of Horse of the Year Show? The qualifiers are […] Continue Reading

National Show – Trade Stand Exhibitors

Early Bird Bookers! Many traders have taken advantage of our early booking offer for trade stands at the National Show 17-19th March 2017! We’ll be letting you know who we have attending over the next few weeks and months….. let’s kick it off today with one of our big supporters:- The Big Horse Shop will be with us again, if […] Continue Reading

Press Release – 2017 National Shire Horse Show

September 2016 World’s largest gathering of Shire horses announces dates for next year’s show in Staffordshire Organisers of the world’s largest gathering of Shire horses have confirmed that the show will return to Staffordshire Showground next year after making a successful debut in the county earlier this year. 2016 was the first time that the Shire Horse Society had staged […] Continue Reading

Wanted!

BBC Farming Series is looking for Farming Families who will be entering the Southern Counties Heavy Horse Association Ploughing Match this month – if this is you please contact Amber Gillespie on farming@sidneystreet.tv or 02082224882    

2017 Photographic Competition

2017 Shire Horse UK & Overseas Photographic Competition How to enter The competition calls for images to be submitted at a minimum size of 300 dpi, so it is recommended that entrants use a camera that takes shots of six megapixels or above.   ENTRY IS FREE.   Three pictures can be submitted for each entry.  Only hard copies (any […] Continue Reading

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