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