Countryfile Live Raffle Winners

Countryfile Live Raffle The lucky winners of a pair of tickets each to the 2018 National Shire Horse Show at Stafford were Ms Vanessa Ferraro-Wood and Mrs Judith Hemsworth.  Congratulations to them both and grateful thanks to all those who purchased tickets at the event in support of the Shire Horse Society.

Trade Stand Applications Now Open!

Trade Stand applications are now open for the 2018 National Show at Bingley Hall, Stafford.  Early bird rates are available prior to 1st November. Details can be found be clicking

Golden Oldies Week!

  Golden Oldie’s Week – 11th to 15th September, 2017 For one whole week in September Cotebrook Shire Horse Centre will be offering discounts for over 60’s every day! This includes half-price admission, a meal deal – buy one get one free Soup and Sandwich, 10% discount in the gift shop and exclusive talks. Join Alistair at 2pm each day […] Continue Reading

Countryfile Live on Television

Don’t miss the Countryfile summer special filmed exclusively at BBC Countryfile Live! The summer special was filmed over the weekend of #countryfilelive in the grounds of Oxfordshire’s Blenheim Estate. Please tune in this Sunday, BBC One at 6:05pm to watch as we’re hoping that the Shire Horse Society’s Demonstration Team and their fabulous Shires will feature.  If you visited the event and enjoyed […] Continue Reading

Working Horse Festival – Discount Tickets

The Shire Horse Society Working Festival 2017 at Osberton Horse Trials: September 30 – October 1 The Shire Horse Society will be staging its first working horse festival displaying the talents of the breed which put the Great into Britain.  Ploughing competitions, implement displays and competitive turnout classes will all take place over the weekend of 30 September to 1st […] Continue Reading

Countryfile Live

The Shire Horse Society’s Secretary, Victoria Clayton extended her grateful thanks to the wonderful team of horsemen and women who made the Countryfile Live event a resounding success for a second consecutive year.  Victoria reported that each and everyone of the 55 strong team played their part and made sure that the 25 horses were immaculate in both their turnout […] Continue Reading

Hartcliff Rhianna

The Society is very saddened to learn of the passing of the wonderful mare Hartcliff Rhianna.  A former National Show champion, two time winner of the senior mare class, multiple Horse of the Year Show qualifiers and four time county Show champion this term.  A very sad loss to the breed and a devastating loss of a friend to her […] Continue Reading

Bakewell Show

Bakewell Show will go ahead today for in-hand classes only.  Classes will start at a revised time of 2:00pm and will take place in the main ring.  All exhibits must be ready by 1:30pm as they will be escorted down to the ring.   All animals will remain at the ring until judging has finished and escorted back.  All lorries […] Continue Reading

School Holiday Boredom?

Are you looking for things to do with the children over the summer holidays? A visit to one of the many Approved Shire Horse Centres around the country will guarantee a good day out. You can meet Shire horses and in some cases other animals can be seen too.  Some even have a cafe for that all important cuppa and […] Continue Reading

Life Membership Scheme

The Shire Horse Society has launched a new payment scheme for those wishing to take up Life Membership of the Society.  This scheme applies to members who are under 40 years of age. Life Membership can be paid over a four-year period.  Membership will not be classed as life until all four payments are made and these must be in […] 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