Mr Roger Clark

The Society is deeply saddened to learn of the passing of Mr Roger Clark. Our sympathies and condolences to Fiona and family.  Roger, you will be sorely missed.  

2019 Heavy Horse Camp

What a weekend! The first Shire Horse Society run heavy horse camp took place at Arena UK in Lincolnshire.  It was superb and a massive thank you to everyone who attended; campers, presenters, helpers and office staff. Special thanks to Caroline Eagle who went above and beyond in the run up and the administration of the weekend.  Secondly to Denise […] Continue Reading

Charity Donation

If you’re looking for a gift either now or in the future please do consider visiting  https://www.etsy.com/uk/shop/RozenwynRose. Purchase any horse/pony items and Rozenwyn will donate £5.00 to the Shire Horse Society.  Please use the code shirehorses to qualify and ensure the code is typed in the notes section at the checkout. The Society thanks Rozenwyn for her generous offer.

British Heavy Horse Grassroots Championship

The Rare Breeds of the Year Show will be held on 6th October at Arena UK, Grantham, and will this year have a full programme of heavy horse classes, to be known as the British Heavy Horse Grassroots Championship. The aim of the British Heavy Horse Grassroots Championship is to encourage the more novice or inexperienced exhibitor into the competitive world […] Continue Reading

2020 National Shire Horse Show

The date of the 2020 National Shire Horse Show is 20th, 21st and 22nd March. Venue:  Bingley Hall, Staffordshire County Showground, Weston Road, Stafford, ST18 0BD Tickets will be available to purchase in advance later this year.  

Latest Update from DEFRA regarding Import and Export of Horses

The UK’s listed status application has been agreed by European Union (EU) Member States after it met the animal health and biosecurity assurances required for a third country to export live animals and animal products. The movement of equines between the UK and the EU will now continue in the event of a no-deal exit from the EU on April […] Continue Reading

The Duchy College – Breeding Survey

The Duchy College in Cornwall have put together a survey investigating why people breed foals in the UK and Internationally (for comparative purposes) and they would be very grateful if you would complete this by clicking the link below. They report that conversations had with a variety of people in industry and with charities has highlighted that people in the […] Continue Reading

Equine Viral Arteritis

Please can all horses owners, in particular stallion and mare owners taking horses to stud.  Please heed the strong recommendation to have horses EVA tested prior to stud duties and visits. The British Equestrian Federation (BEF) notes the recent positive cases of Equine Viral Arteritis that have been diagnosed in two non-thoroughbred stallions at a premises in Dorset. The BEF […] Continue Reading

Shire Horses on TV!

Tune into Channel 5 from 8pm this week (8th April) for the new series of Springtime on the Farm….. You might just see some familiar faces from Metheringham Upton Shires and a sighting of one of our stable tour supremos Mr Mike Bingham! The programme is on every night this week so keep your eyes peeled.

FEMALE CHAMPIONSHIP

JUNIOR CHAMPION FEMALE 74 – Hartcliff Imelda – Mr R Bedford RESERVE JUNIOR CHAMPION FEMALE 128 – Skovlys Rosie – Mr C Paulsson BEST GREY FILLY 135 – Skeldon Moor Chantilly Lace – Mr P Woof CHAMPION FEMALE 177 – Fellthorpe Esther Jane – Mr P Bedford RESERVE CHAMPION FEMALE 74 – Hartcliff Imelda – Mr R Bedford

TURNOUT CHAMPIONSHIP

CHAMPION TURNOUT 105 – Poultney Statesman & Shordley Henry Western – Mr J Goodwin RESERVE CHAMPION TURNOUT 223 – Arclid Bronty, Bettws William James, Pantyrhuad Brynmor & Primrose Hill Boy – Youngs Brewery

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