National Event ‘ploughing on’ in October

The British National Ploughing Championships & Country Festival will be celebrating its 70th anniversary when the event will be held on 9th and 10th October 2021 at Mindrum, Northumberland. This National two day event is ‘ploughing on’ after being forced to cancel last year due to coronavirus.  It will bring together champion ploughmen and women from all over the country […] Continue Reading

New EHCs from 21 August 2021

The EU is making changes to its laws, which means it is necessary to make updates to Export Health Certificates (EHCs) and Notes for Guidance used to export goods to the EU. If you are a GB trader, who exports certain animals, germinal products and products of animal origin, these changes will affect you. GB traders exporting their goods to the […] Continue Reading

The Farmers’ Country Showdown is calling..

BBC1’s The Farmers’ Country Showdown is back for another series and filming with farming families this summer. Are you planning to exhibit at the Heckington Show and interested in taking part in their programme? Heckington Show – 24th July If so, please get in contact via the email address below with a few initial details and the best number to contact you […] Continue Reading

HOYS Qualifier Event

We are looking for more entries for the Shire Horse Society’s Horse of the Year Show qualifying event at Rutland Showground on Sunday 11th July. Full details together with schedule/entry and stable booking forms can be found here Please send your entries prior to 1st July. Thank you.

Calling all Shire Horse Show Exhibitors!

BBC1’s The Farmers’ Country Showdown is back for another series and filming with farming families this summer. Are you planning to exhibit at any of the following 2021 shows and interested in taking part in a programme? Mid Devon Show – 24th July Heckington Show – 24th July Royal Cheshire Show – 31st July Mid-Somerset Show – 15th August If […] Continue Reading

Today’s the Day!

We would like to send good luck wishes to Shire Horse Society member, Jamie Alcock from Coldcroft Shires who starts his eight week fundraising adventure today. Jamie is driving his Shire horses William and Millie from his home in Gloucestershire to Morayshire (around 650 miles) to raise money for two important charities Police Care UK and The Fire Fighters Charity. If you would like to […] Continue Reading

Heavy Horse Camp 2021

Wow what a weekend! The 2021 Heavy Horse Camp is over and all participants graduated! 👩‍🎓 Thank you to each and everyone of you who attended the camp to learn about our wonderful heavy horses and develop new skills. We hope that you enjoyed it as much as we did! The Shire Horse Society would like to thank our sponsors, Whistlefish and Kevin […] Continue Reading

Amazon Smile!

Would you like to help make a difference to our charity? If the answer is yes, when shopping at Amazon via their app and with no extra cost to you please simply follow the instructions below to select The Shire Horse Society as your charity and activate AmazonSmile in the app. Amazon will donate a portion of your eligible mobile […] Continue Reading

Mrs Esther Oliver

The Shire Horse Society sends its deepest condolences to the family of Mrs Esther Oliver who has sadly passed away. Mrs Oliver was a valued member of the Shire Horse Society and alongside her late husband, the breeder of the reigning Shire Horse of the Year and National Shire Horse Show Champion, Fellthorpe Esther Jane. Mrs Oliver bred many Shires […] Continue Reading

New Addition to Shire Horse Stable

The Shire Horse Society is delighted to announce that Yorkshire’s Cannon Hall Farm near Barnsley has been awarded their prestigious ‘Approved Visitor Centre’ status.  Cannon Hall Farm a family run attraction sits in the beautiful Pennine foothills and offers visitors the opportunity to meet and learn about Shire horses and other animals.  With a wide range of activities for everyone […] Continue Reading

Mr Peter Robinson LLB

The Society has learnt of the very sad news that Life Member, Past President and Honorary Treasurer of the Shire Horse Society, Mr Peter Robinson, LLB has passed away. Mr Robinson was Joint Life President and retired Chairman of Frederic Robinson’s Brewery, one the few breweries who still have working Shires in their brewery. The Society sends its deepest condolences […] Continue Reading