2018 National Show
16th – 18th March, 2018
Bingley Hall, Stafford 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.
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
The event starts on Friday at 8.30am (Saturday and Sunday at 8.00am) and closes at approximately 5.00pm (Friday); 5.15pm (Saturday) and 4.30pm (Sunday) with the Grand Parade (Saturday and Sunday only).
The 2018 ring timetable is available to download here.
Discounted advance tickets can be found by clicking here.
Free admission to Shire Horse Society members on presentation of their membership badge (2018 cardboard badge).
The following companies pay an additional membership to help support the Society. We are grateful for their continued support.