2020 National Shire Horse Show

20th – 22nd March 2020


Bingley Hall, Staffordshire County Showground, Weston Road, Stafford ST18 0BD

The world’s largest gathering of Shire horses takes place in March each year for a celebration of the breed’s unique history and heritage.


Carts in ring - 2026 Show

Enthusiasts will travel from across Europe to show their horses, with spectators expected to come from all over the world.

The Pedigree Shire horses will be put through their paces over three days of competition- giving horse lovers a unique insight into the gentle giants of the horse world. The National Show is the opportunity to find out more about Shire Horses, see them shown in style- in-hand, ridden and turned out- to support the work of the Shire Horse Society.

The prestigious King George V cup will be awarded to the most impressive stallion on Saturday and a host of other trophies will be handed out over the weekend.


The indoor event is a spectacular weekend of family fun including:

  • National Championships with around 250 entries expected to compete making it the largest gathering of shires in the world!
  • Indoor trade stands
  • Ridden Shire Horse Classes
  • Agricultural Classes
  • Grand Parade on Saturday and Sunday
  • Stable Tours (Saturday and Sunday)

The event starts on Friday at 9:00am (Saturday and Sunday at 8:30am) and closes at approximately 5.00pm (Friday); 6pm (Saturday) and 5pm (Sunday) with the Grand Parade (Saturday and Sunday only).

The 2020 ring timetable will be available to download here in due course.

2020 Shire Horse Society members gain free admission by presenting their 2019 badge which will be scanned.

Discounted advance tickets can be found by clicking here.

Adults Any One Day:  £10.00 in advance; £12.00 on the gate

Child Any One Day (5-13 yrs): £8.00 in advance; £10.00 on the gate

Family Ticket (two adults + two children):  £32.00 in advance; £40.00 on the gate

Car parking: £2.00 per car.