Movement of Equines

From Defra Time is running out. Now that we’ve left the EU, there will be new requirements for moving equines from 01 Jan 2021. With only three weeks to go, act now: Guidance Export horses and ponies from 1 January 2021

National Shire Horse Show Update

National Shire Horse Show 2021 Following recent developments and meticulous planning, the Show Committee met this morning via Zoom and have agreed that the Society still plans to host the National Shire Horse Show in 2021.  The show will however be held only on one day and will take place on Saturday 13th March 2021 at Newark Showground and it […] Continue Reading

Newly Appointed Approved Centres

We are delighted to announce that Blists Hill Victorian Town in Shropshire and Dyfed Shire Horse Centre have been added to the Society’s Approved Centre list. Shire Horse Society members gain complimentary admission to these centres and we will bring you news and offers from them soon.

Mr Tim Breeze

The Shire Horse Society is sorry to hear of the passing of Mr Tim Breeze. Mr Breeze was a member of the Society and bred several Shires under the prefix Arron’s. The Society sends its deepest condolences to Mr Breeze’s family at this time.

Smile Amazon!

Amazon Smile is part of Amazon’s charitable giving activity, where it donates a small percentage (0.5%) of each eligible purchase made to the buyer’s selected charity. Please support The Shire Horse Society by shopping at So when you shop at, Amazon will donate to The Shire Horse Society. Further information can be found here. Please support us every time you shop. […] Continue Reading

2021 Photographic Competition

SHIRE HORSE UK & OVERSEAS PHOTOGRAPHIC COMPETITION 2021 How to enter The competition calls for images to be submitted at a minimum size of 300dpi, so it is recommended that entrants use a camera that takes shots of 6 megapixels or above. ENTRY IS FREE. Three pictures can be submitted for each entry.  Only hard copies (any size) will be […] Continue Reading

Shire wins Supreme Championship

Congratulations to the Heavy Horse Herald magazine for organising a super online show in aid of Macmillan Cancer Support. The show attracted over 300 entries from the US, Canada, Australia and across Europe, as well as all corners of the UK. A team of 15 world renowned judges placed the horses by photograph. The supreme championship went to Skovlys Rosie, […] Continue Reading

Mr David Goulden

The Society is sorry to report the passing of David Goulden of the Skelton and Prickett Hill prefix. David was a great supporter of the breed, a former Judge, Council member and member for over 50 years. Thoughts are with family and friends.


The Society has been approached by a second year PhD student at the University of Reading to ask our members to help with her research. The student’s dissertation focuses on the role heavy horse enthusiasts play in safeguarding native heavy horse breeds here in the UK. The three main breeds she is using as a case study are the Shire, […] Continue Reading

Mr John Ward

The Society is deeply saddened to report the passing of its most respected former Field Officer, Mr John Ward. John passed peacefully on 22nd September 2020. We send our most sincere and heartfelt condolences to the Ward Family and close friends of John. A wonderful ambassador for the breed, John was a much loved and well known character both at […] Continue Reading

National Shire Horse Show 2021

The Society is currently working towards the delivery of the National Shire Horse Show in 2021.  The show was very sadly cancelled in 2020 due to COVID-19 and as such, the Society is keen to avoid a similar scenario. Therefore, the Society can announce that the show for 2021 will move to a new venue and will be outdoors.  The […] Continue Reading