Shires on Countryfile

Last Sunday’s episode of Countryfile, featuring the first ever Countryfile Live show, is now available on iPlayer. There’s some great exposure for the Shire horse breed, as well as lots of other interesting features. Here’s the link…

National Shire Horse Show – Trade Stand Information

Don’t forget if you book and pay for your trade stand at our National Shire Horse Show in March before 1st November,  2016 you’ll pay just  £175 + VAT for a 3m x 3m space.  Other sizes are available. The earlier you book the better position and we will actively promote you on our social media sites. Please click here […] Continue Reading

New Equine Disease App

Issued: 18 July 2016 New HBLB App helps keep horses safe from infection Horse trainers, owners and breeders now have reliable advice on equine disease control at their fingertips thanks to a new, free App launched by the Horserace Betting Levy Board (HBLB). EquiBioSafe covers all the key elements of contagious disease prevention and control based on the important Codes […] Continue Reading

Horse Passport Regulations

EU REFERENDUM RESULT – Horse Passport Regulations Following a conference call with DEFRA on 15th July 2016, it has been confirmed that: 1. UK is still part of EU and is likely that it will be at least another two years before UK actually leaves EU. Laws will continue to apply until that time. 2. Requirements in the longer term […] Continue Reading

The Early Bird Catches the Worm – Early Booking Offer

2017 National Shire Horse Show Trade Stand Information The Early Bird Catches the Worm – Early Booking Offer The 2017 National Shire Horse Show will take place over the weekend of the 17th, 18th and 19th March at Bingley Hall, Stafford County Showground, Weston Road, Stafford and after a very successful 2016 Show we expect visitor numbers to rise in […] Continue Reading

Shire Horse Show Photographs

If you’re looking for that special photograph of your own Shire horse or perhaps one of your own favourites taken at the 2016 National Show then please do take the time to visit the Society’s Official Show Photographer’s website.  Tracy Muir Photography has a superb selection of stunning photographs taken at the Show.  Photographs can be purchased via the site. […] Continue Reading

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.