Shire Horse Sculpture

We have been sent information about a new sculpture that has been commissioned by Andy Kay. Please see the detail below and photograph of the finished piece. We think it’s fabulous, if you live locally why not take a look in person!? This weary Shire horse is the latest sculpture to grace the Grand Union Canal.  The life-size horse, created […] Continue Reading

Horse of the Year Replacement Qualifier

Press Release from Grandstand Media following the cancellation of the Derbyshire County Show. Grandstand Media Limited would like to notify competitors that regrettably the organisers of the 137th Derbyshire County Show have had to make the hard decision to cancel this year’s event (Sunday 26th June), as a result of the current ground conditions and the weather forecast for the […] Continue Reading

Shire Horse Society President

The Shire Horse Society has welcomed its new President Mr Mark Woodhouse.  Mark is the Chairman of Hall & Woodhouse Ltd in Dorset, an independent family company owned and run by the seventh generation of the Woodhouse family.  The brewery is famous for its Badger Beers. Mr Woodhouse has taken over the reins from Mr Torquil Sligo-Young, who worked hard for […] Continue Reading

Derbyshire County Show

Breaking news… We are very sorry indeed to inform you that the 137th Derbyshire County Show has been cancelled due to the wet conditions at Elvaston showground.  This was due to take place on 26th June, 2016.    

HOYS Welcome Back ‘The Musical Drive of the Heavy Horses’

The Horse of the Year Show are thrilled to welcome back ‘The Musical Drive of the Heavy Horses’. Back by popular demand, the famous Musical Drive will perform an exclusive display specially choreographed for 2016. This noble display is set to strike chords of nostalgia and will be set to stirring traditional music. The horses will be traditionally turned out […] Continue Reading

Show Trailer – Cheshire Show (21st and 22nd June)

The Shire Horse Society’s stand is in attendance at the Cheshire Show (21st-22nd June).  See picture below. We are grateful to our kind volunteers who have offered to help us with the stand at the Show.  The stand is located in the Shire Park so please do drop by and say hello to Harry, Margaret, Anne and Maggie.      

Shires at the BBC’s CountryFile Live!

The Shire Horse Society is delighted to announce its presence at the first ever BBC Countryfile Live! The Society has been invited to provide demonstrations and create a Shire village at the event to be held at Blenheim Palace 4-7th August. A small number of Council members are co-ordinating the event, and have secured some of the very best horsemen […] Continue Reading

Job Opportunity

Posted on behalf of Wimpole Estate. Do you enjoy working with horses? Would you like to join our team and work alongside 6 beautiful Shire horses? This is a fantastic opportunity to join our team at Wimpole in this exciting role. Assistant Horseperson Permanent f/t (37.5 hrs pw) 8.25 per hour Wimpole Estate, Arrington, Royston, Cambridgeshire, SG8 OBW Ends: May […] Continue Reading

Summer Show Volunteers

Calling all members….. We would love to hear from you if you could help us man our Society stand at one of the many Shows around the country that we are attending this summer. The Shows are:- 21-22 May – South Eastern Shire Horse Association Show (Surrey) 1-2 June    – Stafford County Show 21-22 June – Cheshire Show 26 […] Continue Reading

2016 National Show Photographs

Photographs from the 2016 National Show are available to view and purchase via Tracy Muir Photography.