Meet Bobek the Shire horse at Stafford Farmers’ Market

Visit Stafford Farmers’ Market on Saturday, 10th March to find out more about the world’s largest gathering of Shire horses A special visitor will be joining shoppers on Saturday 10th March at Stafford Farmers’ Market only a week before hundreds of Shires will be arriving at Staffordshire Showground. The stunning Shire horse will be accompanied by a Robinsons Brewery dray […] Continue Reading

Mr Mervyn Smith

It is with great sadness that the Shire Horse Society announces the passing of Mr Mervyn Smith of Penlan Shires.   Mr Smith received the 35 Year Long Service Award in 2007 after breeding and showing Shire horses for many years and was a keen supporter of the Shire Horse Society. The public funeral will take place at St. Michael’s Church, Penbryn […] Continue Reading

140th Anniversary

Public invited to help celebrate as world’s largest gathering of Shire horses returns to Staffordshire The world’s largest gathering of Shire horses returns to Staffordshire from 16th to 18th March – and people from throughout the Midlands are being invited to join organiser the Shire Horse Society as the charity celebrates its 140th anniversary. Around 250 pedigree Shires from across […] Continue Reading

Membership Renewal

Members, please renew your membership of the Shire Horse Society as soon as possible, as we’re planning to send out badges, Annual Report & Accounts, AGM notice etc very soon. With the National Shire Horse Show just a few weeks away this will help us enormously. Both renewals and new memberships can be via our website or by phoning the […] Continue Reading

National Shire Horse Show – Travel Information

Useful Visitor Information We have been made aware that both the Stafford Horse Trials (all weekend) and the Stafford Half-Marathon (Sunday, 18th March, 2018) will be taking place between 10am and 12.30pm at the same time as our National Show at Stafford. Please note the Stafford Horse Trials runs in the adjacent fields over the weekend and the half-marathon race will be held on […] Continue Reading

Entries Closing Soon….

Please note that horse entries for the National Shire Horse Show close this Friday, 26th January.  Please can you ensure that entries are received on or before this date. Thank you.

Mr Roy W Bird, MBE

The Society confirms that the funeral for Mr Bird will take place at 11am on Thursday 15th February at Peterborough Cathedral. This will be followed by a private service of Committal at Peterborough Crematorium. Afterwards, all are welcome at the East of England Showground where a celebration of Mr Bird’s life will follow.

Mr G Sessions

The Society is sad to report that Mr George Sessions passed away on Monday 15th January. Our sincere condolences go to the Sessions Family at this time.

2018 Membership Renewal

Thank you to those members who have already renewed their membership for 2018. The next mailing will be sent in mid-February to all 2018 paid-up members of the Society.  Your badge(s) will be included in this and will gain you access to the National Shire Horse Show in March. If you haven’t renewed and would like to then we politely […] Continue Reading


Don’t forget to tune in to BBC 1 today to watch the Farmers Country Showdown at 15:45.  Filming took place at Edenbridge Show in the summer and you will see our wonderful breed featured on the Show.  Enjoy!

The 300 Club for just £25 per annum

The 300 Club is a private quarterly lottery and is open to all members, family, friends and work colleagues and costs just £25 per annum per ticket. The 300 Club is simplicity in itself to join and every participant gets the chance to win in the quarterly draws.  Members of the 300 Club must be over 16 years old to […] Continue Reading