New President takes the Reins!

The Shire Horse Society is delighted to announce its new President, Mr John Robinson from Cheshire.    Mr Robinson takes over the Presidency, previously held by Her Royal Highness the Countess of Wessex.  Mr Robinson’s family-run business, Robinsons Brewery in Stockport are great supporters of the Shire horse and the Society.  So much so, they have had Shire horses in their […] Continue Reading

Part Bred Shire Horse Register

The Shire Horse Society is pleased to announce it now has a new Part Bred Shire Horse Register.  This is for horses with one pure bred Shire parent and one parent from another breed, for example a Warmblood or Thoroughbred etc.  For the avoidance of doubt, it does exclude Clydesdales, which remain as part of the current Grading up and […] Continue Reading


Disciplinary Statement


Disciplinary Statement

2023 National Show Dates!

PRESS RELEASE JUNE 2022 World’s largest gathering of Shire horses set to return to Newark next year for national show The Shire Horse Society has revealed that its National Shire Horse Show will return to Newark in 2023 after a successful event at Newark Showground in March this year. The show, which is the world’s largest gathering of Shire horses, […] Continue Reading

Heavy Horse Camp 2023!

Heavy Horse Camp 2023 The Shire Horse Society is delighted to announce the date of next year’s Heavy Horse Camp. Date: 5th-7th May 2023Venue: Arena UK, Grantham, Lincolnshire This popular and friendly event draws in heavy horse enthusiasts from across the UK and is open to all heavy horse breeds. Aimed at those wishing to learn new skills and make […] Continue Reading

Shire Horse Charity Drive

Good luck to Coldcroft Shires who are setting off on their Charity Drive from MOD St Athan near Cardiff today (1st June) with their Shire horses and carriage. Their three week Charity Drive ends at Hampton Court Palace near London and is raising money for Police Care UK, The Royal Air Forces and The Shire Horse Society. We hope the […] Continue Reading

Changes to Animal Health Regulation (AHR) Export Health Certificates (EHC) from 29 April 2022.

Background  Since 15 January 2022 businesses have needed to use the Animal Health Regulation (AHR) Export Health Certificates (EHCs) for goods exported from Great Britain (GB) to the EU or moved to Northern Ireland (NI) if an EHC is required. EHCs used by Authorised Traders to move prohibited and restricted (P&R) goods to NI have been unaffected by these changes.     […] Continue Reading

Heavy Horse Weekend

Approved Centre, Blists Hill Victorian Town Ironbridge are holding their popular Heavy Horse Weekend on 14th & 15th May. It truly is a wonderful day out and Shire Horse Society 2022 members gain complimentary admission at the gate when producing their cardboard membership badge. Come on what’s stopping you? Make a day of it and enjoy the sunshine too. Thank […] Continue Reading

Happy Campers!

The Society sends its very best wishes to all those who have booked on this weekend’s Heavy Horse Camp at Arena UK, Grantham. We hope you enjoy the event and go home full of knowledge gained via our amazing presenters. Grateful thanks go to the Heavy Horse Camp Committee, sponsors and helpers who have worked tirelessly to make the event […] Continue Reading

Heavy Horse Weekend

Approved Centre, Blists Hill Victorian Town (Ironbridge Gorge) is holding their popular ‘heavy horse weekend’ on 14th & 15th May. Hear the sound of hooves ringing out from their cobbled streets! Resident Shire horses, George, Casey and Bernie, will be joined by several other heavy horses who will demonstrate the work of horses in industrial times. Enjoy watching these powerful […] Continue Reading

Stallion Service Book Applications

We are waiting for a few stallion service book applications to arrive in the office. These should be received by the end of April 2022, otherwise double fees will be charged after this date.