Blood Testing Press Release

The following press release regarding blood testing at the 2017 National Show has been released.    

Countryfile Live

BBC Countryfile Live returns on 3-6 August 2017 to bring you the best of Britain’s countryside. Watch an exclusive Countryfile theatre show featuring the presenters.  Enjoy displays of animals and livestock in our many arenas.  Explore the Wildlife Zone, Adam’s Farm, the woodland area and the waterside with your kids, where they can learn, climb, kayak and tick off things […] Continue Reading

Blaston Show

Blaston Show in Leicestershire will be holding a new in-hand class for heavy horses at their Show which will be held on 25th June, 2017.  The schedule can be downloaded from their website The Show hopes to attract some new exhibitors with a view to including more heavy horse classes at the 2018 Show. Thank you.


Heineken in Holland are looking for two Shire geldings, both black with four white legs and white noses and must be trained in front of a wagon. If you have or know of any suitable horses please can you contact Gerrie Niesing on +31 (0)6 102 048  74 or email

National Show – Champion Gelding

The Society is disappointed to announce that following blood sampling at the National Shire Horse Show, the Champion Gelding, Bradworth Joshua, has been disqualified. The Championship has therefore been retrospectively awarded to WA & M King with Cotebrook Ben Alder.  We would like to congratulate the King Family on taking the Junior and Overall Titles in the Stallions, Mares and […] Continue Reading

Working the Land

The farm that time forgot: Land owner and Shire Horse Society member, Mr Jonathan Waterer has shunned modern technology in favour of traditional farming methods using horses.  A great story and one that promotes the Shire on a national scale. Please read the full feature by clicking the link below.

Happy Birthday

The Shire Horse Society sends greetings to our Patron, Her Majesty The Queen for a very Happy 91st Birthday.    

Wanted Grey Shire

One of the Society’s members in Austria is looking to purchase a grey Shire.  If you have for sale either a grey mare, grey yearling or grey filly then please can you send full details to Anita Hawle at Thank you.

300 Club Winner

***300 Club*** We are delighted to announce that the first winner of the 300 club is……….. Mr Peter Roberts!  A cheque for £375 is on its way to you! Congratulations! Remember, anyone can join our fund raising initiative, the details and forms are on our website The more that enter, the more money there is in the prize pot!  Good […] Continue Reading

Rutland County Show

Heavy Horses are back at Rutland County Show (Sunday 4th June) this year for the first time in a number of years. Please consider supporting the show, all the details including the schedule and entry forms can be found on the show website:

2014 Stud Book Re-Print

We are looking at ordering a re-print of the 2014 Stud Book. This will be based purely on the number of confirmed orders received. The cost will be in the region of £36.00 plus postage. If interested please call the office on 01536 771611 or email as soon as possible. Thanks.

2017 Royal Welsh Show

The Royal Welsh Show will have turnout classes and an agricultural class at their 2017 Show. The flyer is attached for further information. Please do support them. Thank you.   Royal Welsh Show website can be found by clicking here.