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

Mr Mick Hanson

The Society is very sorry to hear of the sudden passing of Mick Hanson. A truly dedicated Shire breeder who bred under the Ramsor prefix. The Shire world will be a sadder place without Mick and the Society sends its deepest condolences to Tracey and Mick’s family.

Working Horse Festival

*** WORKING HORSE FESTIVAL *** It is with deepest regret that the above event with its array of classes will not proceed in 2019. The competitive element is very sadly cancelled. The event will still take place with ploughing, working down and drilling demonstrations. The festival will also feature a demonstration of agriculture through the ages with horse drawn implements […] Continue Reading

Job Opportunity

Wimpole Hall in Cambridgeshire is looking for a part-time, three day a week assistant horse person to work alongside the existing members of staff. The position is fixed term, for two years.  For information and the only way to apply is through the National Trust Jobs website, the following link will take you to this.

Forthcoming Sale

The Rodney Greenwood Private Collection of Horse, Wagons & Sundries commences at 11am on Saturday 7th September 2019 Near Royd Farm, Road Lane, Ovenden, Halifax, HX3 5QP. All enquiries please to Thimbleby & Shortland. Viewing from 8am on the day of the sale. Sale details can be found by clicking here.

Import & Export of Horses Important Announcement

Please see below a link relating to the import and export of horses in the event of a no deal Brexit. We understand that there have been questions posed to DEFRA and once we have been made aware of the response it will be communicated to you via the DEFRA website.  Click Here

Shire Demonstrations

Just a reminder if you’re heading to Countryfile Live at Castle Howard that the Shire Horse Society will have their demo team and stand in attendance. This popular event runs from today, 15th August through to Sunday 18th August 2019. Please do pop along and meet the team. #countryfilelive! #shirehorsedisplay #equinevillage #castlehoward#teamshire #shirehorsesociety #shirehorse

Heavy Horse Camp’s New Website

The Shire Horse Society’s Heavy Horse Camp now has its own dedicated website. Information and an online booking form for the 2020 Heavy Horse Camp can be accessed here. Grateful thanks to Whistlefish for their support of the Camp. #heavyhorsecamp2020 #shirehorsesociety #arenauk #teamshire

Young Judges Scheme

SHIRE HORSE SOCIETY- YOUNG JUDGES SCHEME The Society holds its Young Judges competition annually to encourage new judges and provide support and training to aid the development of judges.  It will consist of a team & individual competition and it is hoped that many of the competitors and those who attend the training sessions will then apply for assessment for […] Continue Reading