Shire Horse Society announces ‘official’ HOYS qualifier event

The smallest county in the country, Rutland, will see the Shire Horse Society host their ‘official’ Shire Horse of the Year Show qualifiers. The Shire Horse Society are pleased to announce that they are re-scheduling these qualifier classes following the cancellation of its National Shire Horse Show in conjunction and by kind permission of the Rutland Food and Farming Festival […] Continue Reading

Bank Holiday Treat!

Blists Hill Victorian Town has recently joined the Shire Horse Society’s Approved Centre list. They will be celebrating the long Bank Holiday weekend in early May with a step back in time to see how heavy horses were the backbone of rural life. You can see harnessing demonstrations, horse-mane plaiting and traditional vehicles being pulled. Shire Horse Society members gain […] Continue Reading

Council Election – Closing date for voting forms

Further to our Facebook and website posts dated 2nd April we just wanted to remind our members that the revised deadline to receive your voting papers is now Friday 23rd April. Forms should either be emailed or posted to CFW Accountants as listed on the bottom of the voting form and not sent to the Shire Horse Society’s office. Any […] Continue Reading

HRH, The Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh

The Shire Horse Society sends its deepest condolences to its Patron, Her Majesty The Queen on the passing of His Royal Highness, The Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh. Our thoughts are with Her Majesty The Queen and her family at this time.

Hook Norton Brewery Shire Horses back delivering beer

The Oxfordshire roads around Hook Norton will once again ring out to the sound of the heavy footfall of the Shire horse this week as the brewery re-starts its horse-drawn deliveries on Wednesday 7 April 2021.  Due to the various lockdown restrictions, it has been almost two years since Commander and Lucas visited the local pubs in the area, delivering […] Continue Reading

Dates announced for 2022 National Shire Horse Show

PRESS RELEASE April 2021 Dates announced for 2022 National Shire Horse Show The organisers of the world’s largest gathering of Shire horses have announced the date of next year’s event. The National Shire Horse Show will take place outdoors at Newark Showground over the weekend of Saturday, 19th and Sunday, 20th March 2022. With Covid-19 still firmly at the fore […] Continue Reading

Council Election – Voting Form

It has been brought to the Shire Horse Society’s attention by one member that there is a minor printing error on the Council Election form voting.   Although listed correctly with the candidate’s photograph, name and CV in the Annual Report & Accounts, Mr D Roberts from Devon is listed on the voting form incorrectly as Mrs D Roberts from Devon.  […] Continue Reading

SPS Borders and Boundaries GB-EU Exports & GB-NI movements

Introduction of Animal Health Regulations There are changes to EU law from 21 April 2021 that will affect traders who move certain live animals, germinal products and products of animal origin to Northern Ireland, or who export them to the EU. All EU Export Health Certificates (EHCs) need to be updated to reflect the new rules, but this will be […] Continue Reading

Council Election

Due to delays beyond our control the voting date has been extended to Friday 23rd April 2021.


The Horse of the Year Show have today released the qualifying shows for their event which runs between 6th-10th October 2021.  The eagle eyed amongst you will note that the National Shire Horse Show is listed for all THREE of the qualifiers it usually hosts, those being a stallion qualifier, a mare qualifier and a ridden qualifier.  The Society will not be rescheduling […] Continue Reading

Young Handler Accumulator Competition

When the pandemic hit us all hard in 2020, all shows were unfortunately cancelled but we are pleased to see a trickle of summer shows affiliating to the Society for 2021. These are small and positive steps and in turn the Society will be supporting these shows by running the ‘SHS Young Handler’s Accumulator Award’ at those holding young handler classes.   The […] Continue Reading

Cash Prize Raffle!

Here’s a chance for you to win a stupendous cash first prize of £250! At just £2.00 each, the more tickets you buy, the better chance you have of winning! A first prize of £250 is on offer with additional prizes of 2nd: £100; 3rd, 4th and 5th prizes of £50 each The raffle is raising funds for the Shire […] Continue Reading