Shire Horse Society visits the Household Cavalry

We were delighted and proud to share our knowledge and skills about presenting Shires with the Household Cavalry. The visit involved a trip to the Knightsbridge barracks. Shire Horse Society secretary David Ralley-Davies explains: “We were invited to talk to the troop about the best means of caring for the feathers on their drum horses and give them some ideas […] Continue Reading

Regional Field Officer Appointments

Regional Field Officers appointments. Would you like to help the only national charity dedicated to the protection and promotion of the Shire Horse breed? If so, an idea is being considered by the society whereby regional field officers are appointed to assist with local matters and raise awareness. The position will initially be voluntary, paying expenses, but could later lead […] Continue Reading

Shire horse exhibitors’ workshop at Cotebook Shire Horse Centre

JANUARY 2015 Shire horse exhibitors’ workshop held at Cotebook Shire Horse Centre The Shire Horse Society is staging its first ever exhibitors’ workshop to help new-comers master the art of show preparation. Taking place at Cotebrook Shire Horse Centre in Cheshire on Saturday January 17th 2015, the three-hour event is free to Shire Horse Society members. It will introduce novice […] Continue Reading

2015 Royal Welsh Show 20th – 23rd July.

Society Notice / Update. Additional HOYS Qualifying Class announcement. Please note this Show is in addition to those already listed on page 22 of the 2014 Society review. The 2015 Royal Welsh Show 20 -23 July will be a qualifier for the Shire Horse of the Year Show in 2015 The role of the modern Royal Welsh Show is a […] Continue Reading

2014 Society Newsletter Out Now…..

The Team at Shire Farm have been hard at work today preparing to send the Annual newsletter out to the membership. Many thanks also to Philip and Sue for their help today. The newsletter is packed with all the latest information about Society events planed for the future. Have a good read.

National Show…

World’s largest gathering of Shire horses event – date for 2015  The world’s largest gathering of Shire horses will take place on the weekend of March 21st and 22nd 2015, it has been announced. The Shire Horse Society’s Annual Show, which attracts horses from across Europe and spectators from around the globe, is being held indoors at Arena UK, near […] Continue Reading

Society Website now live.

New website to showcase Shire Horse charity A charity which promotes and protects one of the nation’s favourite horse breeds has unveiled a new website to help raise awareness of the animals. The Shire Horse Society has updated its website with a fresh new look and a wealth of information about the horses, which as a breed almost died out […] Continue Reading

The Society Member’s Show

The Shire Horse Society Show Committee wish to take the opportunity to clarify one or two questions that have come to their attention recently concerning the Society Show. The 2014 National Shire Horse Society Show will return to a two day format on Saturday 22nd and Sunday 23rd March, 2014. The emphasis of the Show remains to provide members with […] Continue Reading

Shire Horse Society captivated at the first ever Shire horse flat race

The Shire Horse Society is calling on the public to realise the potential of the threatened breed after the success of the first ever Shire horse race at the weekend. The Society, which is the only charity dedicated to the protection and promotion of the breed,  says the Shire is as versatile as any horse but its future depends on […] Continue Reading

New Direction for Rare Breed

Shire horses will compete in a world first when they appear as never before at Lingfield Park this weekend. Saturday’s annual Countryside Raceday will see professional jump jockeys and horses from the neighbouring Hurst Green Shires compete in the The ShowerKing Flying Feathers Maiden Stakes (For Shires) over two furlongs in a bid to raise awareness of the threatened breed […] Continue Reading

Society going places with move to Rockingham Castle, Market Harborough

The Shire Horse Society has announced major plans to move into new purpose built premises by the summer. The Society, which is currently based at the East of England Showground in Peterborough, will move to Shire Farm, part of the RockinghamCastle and estate in Market Harborough, Leicestershire, later this year. David Ralley-Davies, Secretary of the Shire Horse Society, said: “Following […] Continue Reading

Shires Shine at Spring Show

The world’s largest gathering of Shire Horses took place in Peterborough at the weekend. Thousands of supporters from around the world turned out to watch unique demonstrations and displays of power at the Shire Horse Society’s Annual Spring Show. The Show, which is held at the East of England Showground, is the main event in the Shire Horse calendar and […] Continue Reading