Mrs Joan Gardner

We have been notified this morning of the sad passing of one of our supporters, Mrs Joan Gardner from Lancashire. Mrs Gardner and her late husband Mr David Gardner bred Shires under the Shearbrook prefix. The Shire Horse Society sends its deepest condolences to Mrs Gardner’s family.

Foal Registrations

Do you have a foal to register? Please don’t forget to get your foal registration applications in promptly. To assist the office please order registration pack(s) by either calling the office on 01536 771611 or email with the number required. We will send the pack(s) to you with full instructions and fee to be paid. Any questions don’t hesitate […] Continue Reading

Looking for things to do with the children this summer?

Why not take a trip to one of the many Shire Horse Society Approved Centres around the country to see Shires at work and play. Please visit the following link to see where these are located. #cotebrookshirehorsecentre #robinsonsbreweryvisitorcentre #tiarescue#ashendchildrensfarm #operationcentaur#wadworthbreweryvisitorcentre #shires #wheretotakethekids#summerholidayactivities #shirehorsesociety #teamshire

We’ve Moved!

Please note the Shire Horse Society has a new address and future correspondence should be sent to The Old Dairy, Rockingham Castle, Market Harborough, Leicestershire, LE16 8TH. The telephone number remains the same 01536 771611. Please address any enquiries to

Anglesey Show

Statement from Anglesey Show After careful consideration and consultation with professionals regarding the Equine Flu, the Anglesey Agricultural Society have considered a range of options and we regret to inform you that we have decided to cancel all Horse Sections at this year’s Show. The primary reason for taking this decision is the welfare of the animals and a recent […] Continue Reading

The Rare Breeds of the Year Show

The Rare Breeds of the Year Show will be held at Arena UK, Allington Lane, Allington, Grantham, Lincolnshire, NG32 2EF on Saturday 5th October, 2019. Show Director: Richard James 07785 717 399 Show Secretary: Mrs Dawn Hicketts, Haydon Farm Cottages, Sutton Parva, Tytherington, Wiltshire, BA12 7AF Email: Telephone: 01985 840717 Please see Show Schedule and Entry Form […] Continue Reading


The Society’s Demonstration Team were in action at Bakewell’s 200 Years of Farm to Plate event on Sunday 30th June, 2019. The team will be in action at the following events should you wish to come and see it live. Countryfile Live – Castle Howard, North Yorkshire (15-18 August) Romiley Young Farmers Show – Stockport, Cheshire (1 September) Sandringham Game […] Continue Reading

Demonstration Team in Action!

Thank you to a very wonderful team who undertook the demonstration on behalf of the Shire Horse Society at the Three Counties Show. The Society is grateful to you all. Photos by Kev Wright Photography.

Derbyshire Shire Horse Association’s Show Day

The Derbyshire Shire Horse Association are putting on a Show Day on the 4th August 2019. The event is to be held at Farnah House Farm, Wirksworth Road, Duffield, DE56 4AQ. Showing starts at 11:00am and there is attendance money offered for all horses put forward.  Their chosen charity this year is the local Air Ambulance who will also be […] Continue Reading

Young Judges Competition 2019

The Society is delighted to confirm that it will again be running a Young Judges Competition in 2019. The success of last year’s event and the dedication shown by our regional Societies and members was a delight to see.  A significant amount of time and effort was invested in getting the judges of the future well acquainted with judging etiquette, […] Continue Reading

Shire Horse Sign

Quality Shire Horse Sign Material: Steel plate and powder coated in black Size:  Approximate dimensions:  26” height x 28” width Wording/Fixings: Buyer personalises own sign and adds fixings to suit their own requirements. Cost:  £78.00 plus VAT Order Details:  Available to purchase from the Shire Horse Society’s office on 01536 771611 or email Delivery:  Collection/delivery to be arranged with […] Continue Reading