Countryfile Live

Blenheim Palace, Oxfordshire – 3-6 August 2017 Two weeks to go until BBC Countryfile Live at Blenheim Palace!  We can’t wait to get there and promote our wonderful breed. Tickets are available via and using code ‘SHIRE’ will get you a discount, we hope to see plenty of you there.  We will update Facebook and Twitter during our week on site. Here’s a […] Continue Reading

Shire Horse Show and Open Day

Derbyshire Shire Horse Association Shire Horse Show and Open Day Farnah House Farm, Duffield. DE56 4AQ Sunday 6th August starts 11am Judge: Mr L N Harrision Free entry to all classes Foal classes are open to paid up members only all other classes open. Membership: £5 per year. Class 1 Gelding Class 2 Barren mare Class 3 Two year old […] Continue Reading

Max, Monty and Archie are off on holiday!

One of the Shire Horse Society’s approved centres, Wadsworth Brewery invites you to join them on Friday 4th August to see Max, Monty and Archie enjoy their pint of ale before they go on holiday! The Shires will be outside the Wadworth Brewery Visitor Centre in Devizes, Wiltshire from 11:30am – 12 noon before making their way to their field […] Continue Reading

Shires on Television

Amazing Animal Births – ITV Monday 17th July, 2017 Cotebrook Shire Horse Centre will appear on ITV’s Amazing Animal Births.  The show which showcases the births of all kinds of wonderful animals will feature the birth of the young shire horse colt Cotebrook Sgurr Alasdair. Sgurr Alasdair was sired by the late great Stallion Moorfield Edward who fathered more than […] Continue Reading

Booked Your Holiday?

  Forest Holidays are offering Shire Horse Society members 15% off their holidays throughout July and August, 2017. Please visit their website here and use the code SHIRE15 to receive 15% off.      

Working Horse Festival – Discounted Tickets

Discounted tickets to the Working Horse Festival on 30th September and 1st October are now available to all Shire Horse Members and enthusiasts!  See the flyer below, just enter code SHF1 and receive a 30% discount!  Tickets available via  

Shire Horse Society visits Approved Centre

The Society’s staff enjoyed a super day at one of its Approved Centres- Cotebrook Shire Horse Centre in Cheshire.  They experienced a fabulous tour by Alistair and Janet King, seeing some of their National Show Champions and possibly future champions at play. Grateful thanks to Alistair and Janet for their generous hospitality and for making them feel welcome and most importantly […] Continue Reading

Derby County Show

The Society’s trade stand will be at the Derby County Show this coming Sunday, 26th June.  Please do come and say hello as we always look forward to meeting both old and new members. The location details of the new showground can be found here:  

Young Handler’s Trophy

We are delighted to announce that Matthew Burks (former Spring Show Young Handler Champion and co-editor of the Heavy Horse Herald magazine) is kindly providing a perpetual trophy for the winner of the Society’s new Young Handler Accumulator Championship. We hope that the trophy will carry the names of some great show men and women of the future!

Young Handler Accumulator

The Society has launched a new initiative to encourage and to continue to build on the great work being done around the country for our Young Handlers.  An accumulator will be run at all affiliated shows where a Young Handler class takes place. Points will be awarded to the top five, with points awarded as follows:- 1st-5 points, 2nd-4 points, […] Continue Reading

300 Club

300 Club (Next draw June) The 300 club is our in house lottery, of which, half of the money in the prize pot goes to the winner. The first draw of the Shire Horse Society’s 300 Club took place in March and one lucky gentleman won a staggering £375.00 for just a £15.00 stake!   Draws take place quarterly and […] Continue Reading