2020 Council Elections

Please note that anyone wishing to be included in the 2020 Council Elections, (including current members of Council who wish to stand for re-election), the office will require your nominations, a photograph and a brief ‘CV’ of no more than 100 words by Thursday, 2nd January 2020.  The photograph and ‘CV’ will be printed in the annual accounts and sent […] Continue Reading

North West and Wales Foal Show

Tomorrow (Saturday 12th October) is the North West and Wales Foal Show and Sale at Southview Equestrian Centre, Wettenhall, Winsford, CW7 4DL. The Society will be in attendance and will happily collect foal registrations, stallion certificates etc and looks forward to seeing lots of you there. The Young Judges competition will also take place and we are excited to see […] Continue Reading

2019 Shire Horse of the Year Winner!

Congratulations to Fellthorpe Esther Jane and Mr Paul Bedford who won the prestigious Shire Horse of the Year Championship at HOYS this evening. The official results provided by HOYS are shown here

It’s an exciting weekend for Shire horse enthusiasts!

With the Osberton Working Horse Festival (Saturday 5th October and Sunday 6th October ), the Rare Breeds of the Year Show on Saturday at Arena UK, Grantham and the final on Sunday evening of the Shire Horse of the Year Championship at HOYS (NEC, Birmingham) we are looking forward to seeing as many of you as possible. The Working Horse […] Continue Reading

Mr Keith Wright’s Service

Mr Keith Wright’s Thanksgiving Service will be held on Wednesday 16th October at St Mary’s, Church End, Haynes, Bedford at 11.15am. The cremation will be for close family only before the service. Refreshments will be served after the service. The Society sends its condolences to Mr Wright’s family.

Results of the McNeil Family British Ridden Heavy Horse of the Year Championship

This championship took place at the Horse of the Year Show on Thursday 3rd October 2019 with seven Shires included in the class. Shire horses stood in the top four spots with the championship awarded to Melindwr Lady Olwen owned by Montserrat Sport Horse and ridden by Abigail Gresty. Richard and Emma Green from Lancashire qualified a record number of […] Continue Reading

Horse of the Year Show Championship

Wishing all Shire Horse Society members competing in today’s McNeil Family British Ridden Heavy Horse Championship at the Horse of the Year Show the very best of luck. Seven Shires are entered out of 11 and the Society sends its congratulations to each and everyone of you who qualified. Sunday 6th October will see the prestigious final of the Shire […] Continue Reading

Osberton Working Horse Festival

The provisional timetable for the Festival is shown below. The timings may be amended nearer the time. Saturday 5th October 2019 10.30am – 3.00pm – Horse Ploughing Demonstrations in the Main Ring – Agriculture through the Ages 11.30am – Parade of Implements 2.00pm – Ladies Cart 3.45pm – Parade of Implements Stable Area Demonstrations at 10.30am, 1.00pm, 3.00pm and 4.15pm […] Continue Reading

Christmas Cards

The Society is delighted to have generous support from Whistlefish in respect of Christmas cards for 2019. We are utterly delighted with the designs and are very grateful to Iris and especially Lyn at Whistlefish for their work, the images capture the horses power and majesty perfectly! Get yours via the link below.

Mr Keith Wright

The Society is deeply saddened to learn of the passing of Keith Wright who was an avid Shire Horse Society and Wisbech Shire Horse Society supporter. He provided two horses, Bonnie and Macy for Sacrewell and spent many hours there with his wife Sue, talking to the public and promoting the Shire. The Society sends it deepest condolences to Keith’s […] Continue Reading