Big Raffle Winners!

Grateful thanks are recorded to all those who supported the Shire Horse Society in donating a prize for the Big Raffle and to those who purchased tickets. The list of winners with prizes won and those who kindly donated prizes can be found by clicking the following document. Please support, if able to, those who helped us with the big […] Continue Reading

2021 National Shire Horse Show Dates

Date announced for the National Shire Horse Show 2021 The Shire Horse Society as the organisers of the world famous, National Shire Horse Show have announced the dates of next year’s Show. Staffordshire County Showground’s Bingley Hall will host their indoor event over three-days from Friday, 19th to Sunday 21st March 2021. Please download the following release for more information.


Following the sad cancellation of the National Shire Horse Show 2020, the Society has been bowled over by the support and generosity of its members, traders, sponsors and followers. With prizes from your weight/height in beer to a service of a mare by a prize-winning stallion there are numerous prizes on offer. Please help us by purchasing just one ticket […] Continue Reading

The Big Raffle

It’s so quiet everywhere but we know this is a good thing for us all right now. So if you’ve got a spare five minutes and you fancy sneaking a peek at our big raffle then please head over to If you are able to purchase a ticket at just £5.00 then the Shire Horse Society will be extremely grateful […] Continue Reading


It is with sadness and regret that due to the ongoing Coronavirus pandemic that we have no option but to cancel the Heavy Horse Camp 2020. We had hoped to postpone this to a later date, but in light of the address by the Prime Minister on 23rd March cancellation is the only option. We will be writing to you […] Continue Reading


Following the address by the Prime Minister on 23rd March we confirm that the Shire Horse Society office will close today at the end of business 24th March. Staff will have access to their emails and the office phone will be on divert, but will not be manned throughout the full usual working day.  We will endeavour to do all […] Continue Reading

Help and support us by buying tickets in this fantastic raffle!

Following the sad cancellation of the National Shire Horse Show 2020, the Society has been bowled over by the support and generosity of its members, traders, sponsors and followers. To help generate some income we are now holding a raffle as suggested by Joanne Exton from The Big Horse Shop. Tickets are on sale now ending at 5 pm on […] Continue Reading

Free Entry at Sledmere House!

Sledmere House in Yorkshire, a newly approved Shire Horse Society centre, is re-instating free entry in their gardens and grounds which includes meeting their four Shire horses until further notice. Covering 75 acres, there’s plenty of space for visitors to spread out to stretch their legs, walk their dog (on lead at all times), bring a football and enjoy some […] Continue Reading

Something to cheer us up!

In light of the recent news regarding the cancellation of theNational Shire Horse Show, our friends at Cotebrook Shire Horse Centre are offering half price entry for those who had pre-booked tickets to the Show. Offer valid for entry this weekend (Friday 20th – Sunday 22nd). As always members of the Shire Horse Society receive free entry on to the […] Continue Reading


We are sorry to announce that, given the Government’s announcement on coronavirus late this afternoon, the Show is cancelled. The Government has advised that everyone should avoid social contact and non-essential travel, and avoid gatherings both large and small. The aim of these measures, and the other measures they announced at the same time, is to reduce contact between people […] Continue Reading

The National Shire Horse Show

We have received a heavy volume of calls to the office regarding Coronavirus (COVID-19) and the National Shire Horse Show. Following the announcement last night by the Government that there are to be no cancellation of gatherings or events; the Show WILL go ahead. There will be minor changes at the Show and how it operates, but the build for […] Continue Reading