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The Shire Horse Society

The Shire Horse Society is the only charity dedicated to the protection, promotion and improvement of the Shire Horse.

Since 1878 the Shire Horse Society has been working to protect the breed, that was then known as the Old English Breed of Cart Horse. Over the years the Society has worked hard to ensure that the breed continues to grow and to maintain interest in these magnificent horses.

Here you will find detailed information into the history of the Shire, upcoming events and classes, our latest missions, breeding news and much more.

 
 


Have you booked your ticket yet?​

Tickets for the 2024 National Shire Horse Show taking place on the 8th, 9th and 10th March at
​Staffordshire County Showground can be booked now...

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Upcoming Events

 
 

Royal Windsor Horse Show

01 May 2024

Home Park, Windsor Castle, Berkshire, SL4 1QE

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Shires in History

There have been documented examples of the horse being domesticated for over 2,200 years. We know this with equine items such as bits and bridles being found amongst Bronze Age grave goods.

We know from archaeology that horses were used for riding, and pulling chariots and small wagons as opposed to animals such as oxen which were...

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