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. http://www.shire-horse.org.uk/2017-schedule-entry-form/

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.

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

Mr Roy W Bird, MBE

The Society is very deeply saddened to learn of the passing of our former Secretary, Mr Roy Bird MBE.   Mr Bird will be remembered with the greatest of respect.  Our most sincere condolences go to his family at this time.

2017 Stud Book

Pre-order the Society Stud Book, ready for collection only at the Spring Show.  Take advantage of this pre-order offer at £15 per Stud Book, by completing this order form and returning to the office before 5th March 2018.  After this date, the price will rise to £20 per Stud Book. Please fill in the order form CLEARLY and include provision […] Continue Reading

Photographic Competition – Entries Close Soon!

The entries for the 2018 Photographic Competition close on 31st January, 2018.    Please get your entries in soon! 2018 Shire Horse UK & Overseas Photographic Competition How to enter The competition calls for images to be submitted at a minimum size of 300 dpi, so it is recommended that entrants use a camera that takes shots of six megapixels […] Continue Reading

2018 Official Calendar

The Society’s Official 2018 Calendar is now on sale via our shop for just seven pounds plus postage.   Each month provides a new picture of our fabulous breed the Shire horse.  If you prefer to call the office on 01536 771611 with your order please do so from Tuesday, 2nd January, 2018. Happy New Year to you all.