2018 Council Elections

Please note that anyone wishing to be included in the 2018 Council Elections, including current members of Council who wish to stand for re-election, the office will require your nominations, a photograph and a brief CV of no more than 100 words by Wednesday, 3rd January 2018. For the avoidance of doubt, any new applicants must be proposed and seconded by Shire […] Continue Reading

Shoeing Standards

The Society has produced a new set of shoeing standards.  Following a review of the shoeing regulations, the Council directed the Editing Committee to produce an update and to make them a set of standards.  The standards are now in operation and for the avoidance of doubt will be in operation at the Spring Show and affiliated Shows from 2018. […] Continue Reading

Calling all Young Drivers!

The Novice driver class at the National Shire Horse Show is open to anyone over the age of 13 years. The Show is being staged indoors at Bingley Hall, Stafford between 16th and 18th March, 2018. A schedule is available to download below.  

Derbyshire Shire Horse Association hands over donation to palliative care unit

Derbyshire Shire Horse Association has presented £500 to the Nightingale Macmillan Unit, a specialist palliative care unit at the Royal Derby Hospital, following the group’s annual open day. The money was raised from admission fees, raffle tickets, a tombola and sponsorship from local companies – and was handed over during a ceremony at Croots Farm Shop. Staged at Farnah House […] Continue Reading

Christmas Cards & 2018 Official Calendar

The Shire Horse Society is offering for sale Christmas cards in packs of ten and their 2018 Official Shire Horse Society calendar which is packed with superb pictures of our wonderful breed. The calendar makes a great Christmas present and comes with an envelope too. Purchases can be made via the online shop or or if you prefer by telephoning the […] Continue Reading

‘Celebrate Christmas at Cotebrook’

Our friends at Cotebrook Shire Horse Centre are offering the opportunity to join them at their ‘Celebrate Christmas at Cotebrook with a festive afternoon tea.’ This includes FREE entry to see their 16 Shire Horses and British Wildlife before or after your afternoon tea.  Prices are £19.95 for two or £29.95 for three people. The offer is available, Monday to […] Continue Reading

‘Win a Shire’

Every horse mad parent’s nightmare is their child begging them for a horse.   Well look no further because the Shire Horse Society and Robinson’s Brewery have joined forces to offer one lucky young person the opportunity to follow their dream of having access to a Shire and all for free! This competition offers the winner a Shire horse for a […] Continue Reading

New Stable Tours

Stable tours staged at world’s largest gathering of Shire horses Visitors to the world’s largest gathering of Shire horses will be able to get up close to the gentle giants of the horse world in a series of special stable tours. The Shire Horse Society, which is staging the three-day National Shire Horse Show in March 2018 at Bingley Hall, […] Continue Reading

Mr Graham Ward

The Shire Horse Society is very sorry to learn of the passing of one of the breed’s most loyal servants.   Mr Graham Ward passed peacefully today after a short illness. Graham was a very kind man and a stalwart of the breed.  The Decoy prefix produced some wonderful animals including National Champions and Graham was one of the longest serving […] Continue Reading

Mr Cyril Eddy

It is with great sadness that the Society has learnt of Mr Cyril Eddy’s passing. Mr Eddy loved his horses and ploughed all around the country and at one time had four generations ploughing at the same match. The Society sends its deepest condolences to Mr Robert Eddy and his family at this time.

Discounted Show Tickets!

Join us for the world’s largest gathering of Shire horses at the National Shire Horse Show. The event attracts around 250 pedigree Shire horses, which are put through their paces in hand, in harness and ridden. Fun for all the family, with displays, stalls and the chance to find out more about this magnificent breed. Discounted tickets for the 2018 […] Continue Reading

Young Handler ‘Win a Horse’ 2018

Would you like the opportunity to have the use of your own horse for a year, free of charge?  If so this is the competition for you! The Shire Horse Society have teamed up with their great friends at Robinsons Brewery Ltd and their Shire Horse team to provide one very lucky winner a Shire Horse for a year! The […] Continue Reading