Snow Closes Office

Owing to the heavy snow fall and treacherous driving conditions the office is again closed today. Apologies to those trying to call.

Office Closure

Owing to the heavy snow fall and treacherous driving conditions the office is closed today. Apologies to those trying to call.

Revised Office Hours

Due to the current climate, the office will now be closed every Friday until the end of April. Staff are furloughed on a flexible basis and will be working on a rota system Monday – Thursday inclusive. We trust that this will not cause too many problems for our members. Any emails or telephone messages will be answered when the […] Continue Reading

Stallion Approvals – Update

This is an update to our press release of 5th January, and follows a meeting of the Stallion Approval Panel held on 8th January.

National Shire Horse Show 2021 – Cancellation

We are deeply sorry to announce that, given the briefing by the PM late last night,  the National Show is cancelled. The decision to cancel the Show is not taken lightly and we are extremely disappointed, but, in the light of the announcement, we have no choice.  Avoiding the spread of a new variant of the virus is of paramount […] Continue Reading

Stallion Approvals- Cancellation

It is with regret that following the announcement last night by the PM, the Stallion Approvals are cancelled. All stallion and colt owners who had booked in will be contacted by the office today with the full update.  However for summary and clarity for all members; Stallions aged 5 years or over who were due their second and full licensing […] Continue Reading

Council Election 2021

A reminder to those members who are standing for re-election/election to the Shire Horse Society’s Council that the office needs you to send in your CV and photograph as soon as possible please. Thank you.

URGENT – Equine movements on or around 1 January 2021

From Defra: “In the interest of protecting animal welfare, and with the possibility of traffic disruption in Kent after 1st January 2021, Defra would strongly advise equine transporters to consider using vehicles with a combined weight of less than 7.5 tonnes, enabling them to proceed to the Short Straits using the Operation Brock contraflow between J8-9 of the M20. If you […] Continue Reading

Happy New Year!

Well what a year 2020 was, but things can only get better for 2021! The Shire Horse Society sends you all its very best wishes for a very Happy New Year and we hope very much to see as many of you as possible in 2021!

Happy Christmas

🎄Wishing all of our members, supporters and followers a very Happy Christmas. 🎄

***NATIONAL SHOW 2021***

The Show Committee met today and agreed by a majority decision for ONE YEAR ONLY to open entries to family members of judges who are judging one section on the day of the show (i.e. mares) will be able to enter horses in other sections (i.e. stallions, geldings etc).  Please direct queries or questions to the Show Committee using

Christmas & New Year

Christmas & New Year Office Closure The Society’s office will close for the Christmas and New Year holiday on Tuesday 22nd December at 5 pm and will re-open at 9 am on Monday 4th January.