Countryfile Live

The Shire Horse Society’s Secretary, Victoria Clayton extended her grateful thanks to the wonderful team of horsemen and women who made the Countryfile Live event a resounding success for a second consecutive year.  Victoria reported that each and everyone of the 55 strong team played their part and made sure that the 25 horses were immaculate in both their turnout […] Continue Reading

Hartcliff Rhianna

The Society is very saddened to learn of the passing of the wonderful mare Hartcliff Rhianna.  A former National Show champion, two time winner of the senior mare class, multiple Horse of the Year Show qualifiers and four time county Show champion this term.  A very sad loss to the breed and a devastating loss of a friend to her […] Continue Reading

Bakewell Show

Bakewell Show will go ahead today for in-hand classes only.  Classes will start at a revised time of 2:00pm and will take place in the main ring.  All exhibits must be ready by 1:30pm as they will be escorted down to the ring.   All animals will remain at the ring until judging has finished and escorted back.  All lorries […] Continue Reading

School Holiday Boredom?

Are you looking for things to do with the children over the summer holidays? A visit to one of the many Approved Shire Horse Centres around the country will guarantee a good day out. You can meet Shire horses and in some cases other animals can be seen too.  Some even have a cafe for that all important cuppa and […] Continue Reading

Life Membership Scheme

The Shire Horse Society has launched a new payment scheme for those wishing to take up Life Membership of the Society.  This scheme applies to members who are under 40 years of age. Life Membership can be paid over a four-year period.  Membership will not be classed as life until all four payments are made and these must be in […] Continue Reading

Shire Horse Show and Open Day

Derbyshire Shire Horse Association Shire Horse Show and Open Day Farnah House Farm, Duffield. DE56 4AQ Sunday 6th August starts 11am Judge: Mr L N Harrision Free entry to all classes Foal classes are open to paid up members only all other classes open. Membership: £5 per year. Class 1 Gelding Class 2 Barren mare Class 3 Two year old […] Continue Reading

Max, Monty and Archie are off on holiday!

One of the Shire Horse Society’s approved centres, Wadsworth Brewery invites you to join them on Friday 4th August to see Max, Monty and Archie enjoy their pint of ale before they go on holiday! The Shires will be outside the Wadworth Brewery Visitor Centre in Devizes, Wiltshire from 11:30am – 12 noon before making their way to their field […] Continue Reading

Countryfile Live

Just one week to go until BBC Countryfile Live hits Blenheim Palace! We can’t wait to get there and promote our wonderful breed. Tickets are available via and using code ‘SHIRE’ will get you a discount, we hope to see plenty of you there. We will update Facebook and Twitter during our week on site. Here’s a picture of Robinsons Shire Horses from […] Continue Reading

300 Club Winner

The second winner of the 300 club is Mr P Clayton. Well done, a cheque is on its way to you. Tickets are still available for the third quarter! Get your tickets and be in with a chance to win up to £2,250 – if all 300 tickets are sold!  Contact the office on 01536 771611 to purchase your tickets- […] Continue Reading

Trade Stand Wins a Prize!

The Shire Horse Society is currently at a very wet Nantwich Show today.  However, the sun is due to show its face later in the day so please do pop along and say hello to our Secretary, Victoria Clayton and Harry Bardsley.  You will also be guaranteed to see some fabulous Shires! We are also delighted to report that our […] Continue Reading

2017 Christmas Card Orders

Our followers on Facebook have chosen the following picture of Leo walking in the snow for the Society’s 2017 official Christmas card.   Leo walking in the snow.   A pack will contain ten cards and envelopes and will be available to purchase shortly.  All sale proceeds will go towards preserving and protecting the Shire horse. If you would like […] Continue Reading

Cheshire Game & Angling Fair

Cheshire Game & Angling Fair will be held at Peover Park, Peover, near Knutsford on Sunday 6th August and for the first time in over 30 years they will be holding a Shire class and a ridden heavy horse class with no entry fee. Prizes:  1st £35.00; 2nd £25.00; 3rd £15.00 and 4th £10.00. Entry forms will be available shortly […] Continue Reading