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

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

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

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

Shire horses shine at Olympic Opening Ceremony

All eyes were on Britain’s native Shire horses on Friday when more than a billion people from around the world tuned in to watch the 2012 Olympic Opening Ceremony. Five Shire horses from Drayhorse Shires in Kent took centre stage during the opening sequence of Danny Boyle’s breathtaking ceremony – Isle of Wonder. The Shires appeared pulling two omnibuses and […] Continue Reading