Press Release – Show Dates

PRESS RELEASE October 2017 World’s largest gathering of Shire horses returns to Staffordshire for third year   The organisers of the world’s largest gathering of Shire horses have announced that the show will once again be staged in Staffordshire.   The 2018 National Shire Horse Show will be held at Staffordshire Showground from 16th to 18th March – and is […] Continue Reading

New Drum Horse – Perseus

Behind the scenes in Knightsbridge the Cavalry have been keeping a big secret.  For many months they’ve been training a new Drum horse for the Household Cavalry Band and next week Her Majesty The Queen and HRH The Prince of Wales will meet him for the first time. Currently known by his stable name Big Red, the first thing that […] Continue Reading

300 Club Winner!

The third 300 Club draw has taken place and the Society sends its congratulations to Mr T J Yates whose ticket was drawn out first. Tickets cost £15 per quarter or £60 for the year and are still available to purchase – you could win up to to £2,250 – if all 300 tickets are sold! Please contact the office […] Continue Reading

2017 Young Handler Trophy Presentation

The presentation of the 2017 Young Handler Accumulator Trophy to Megan Hoyle took place at the North West and Wales Foal Show on Saturday, 14th October. This award was very kindly sponsored by Matthew Burks from Heavy Horse Herald and shows him presenting the trophy to Megan with the Shire Horse Society’s Secretary, Victoria Clayton. Grateful thanks to Matthew for his kind […] Continue Reading

Enjoy Breakfast with Santa!

Shire Horse Society, Approved Centre, Cotebrook Shire Horse Centre invites everyone to enjoy Breakfast with Santa! Santa and his elves will greet you and take you to your table. He will then bring a special gift for each child. Children’s breakfast includes a drink and a present. Adult breakfast includes a hot drink. Choose from Farm reared sausage sandwich, Beans […] Continue Reading

Christmas Market Time!

One of our Approved Centres, Robinsons Brewery Visitors Centre is holding their annual Shire Horse Christmas Market on Saturday, 2nd December. Please do visit them and in the process meet their famous Shire horses, Bobek and Mojo.  

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

2017 Shire Horse of the Year Championship

The final of the 2017 Shire Horse of the Year Championship took place at the NEC tonight and the Society sends their congratulations to each qualifier. There could only be one winner and congratulations go to Mr L M Fountain’s Woodhouse Miss Dynamite. Full results below. Shire Horse of the Year Championship Results  

British Ridden Heavy Horse of the Year Results

Please click below for the Ridden Heavy Horse of the Year results at the 2017 HOYS. Congratulations to Mrs Wendy Toomer-Harlow whose Shire, Horsemans Ace Card ridden by Mrs Helen Cowley was Reserve Champion. Ridden Results    

Young Handler of the Year

Congratulations to Megan Hoyle on being the Champion handler in the Society’s very first Young Handler Accumulator in 2017!  We hope that you enjoy the Horse of the Year Show today seeing the top Show men in action. Well done to Lucy Blakey who took the reserve spot and wins a year’s membership to the Society for 2018. These two ladies were […] Continue Reading

Shire Horse of the Year “Live” Streaming

The Society would like to wish the competitors in the Shire Horse of the Year at the Horse of the Year Show tomorrow the very best of luck. We will be streaming the results live from the International Arena at the NEC via our Facebook page from 6.30pm.

HOYS Qualification – Heckington Show

The qualification for HOYS as gained by Old Croft Honeysuckle at Heckington Show has been void.  Further information is available in the following press release.