Meet & Greet

Two magnificent Shire horses with dray will visit Stafford Farmers’ Market on Saturday 14 March at 10.30am & 12.30pm to help promote our big show at Bingley Hall, Staffordshire County Showground. If you’re in the area please pop along and see Steve with Casey and Bernie. Discounted tickets available to purchase online at #nationalshirehorseshow #shirehorses #staffordmarket #shirehorsesociety

Raffle Prizes

To raise funds for the Shire Horse Society we will hold a raffle and auction at the Annual Dinner at Stafford (first day of National Shire Horse Show) on Friday 20th March. If you’re attending the Show on Friday and can offer a raffle prize please hand it to the staff on the Society’s stand located in the entrance. All […] Continue Reading

National Shire Horse Show

We have received a heavy volume of calls to the office regarding Coronavirus (COVID-19) and the National Show. At the present time we plan to go ahead and are operating as normal, the Government has not placed any restrictions on events and we hope that this remains.  We encourage all visitors to the show to practice good personal hygiene and […] Continue Reading

Mr Tom Brownlow

The Shire Horse Society is sorry to learn of the passing of Tom Brownlow. Mr Brownlow lived in Cambridgeshire and bred many Shires under the prefix “Gorefield.” The Society sends its sincere condolences to Mr Brownlow’s family.

Show Preparation for Sam

Delighted to see in today’s Sunday Telegraph, Wadworth Brewery’s Shire horse, Sam being prepared for the National Shire Horse Show by Callum, Jenny and Hannah. What a super picture of you all and we can’t wait to see Sam in the ring (20-22 March) at Bingley Hall, Stafford. Discounted tickets available via #wadworthbrewery#nationalshirehorseshow#teamshire#shirehorsesociety#staffordshirecountyshowground#whatsoninstafford#workingshires#breweryhorses Photo credit: Russell Sach

Shire horses trot to Stafford Farmers’ Market to promote National Shire Horse Show

Two special visitors will be attending Stafford Farmers’ Market on Saturday 14th March to help promote the world’s largest gathering of Shire horses, which takes place at Staffordshire Showground a few days later. Shire horses Casey and Bernie will be taking part in a meet and greet with shoppers between 10.30am and 12.30pm – with their handlers explaining more about […] Continue Reading

Council Elections

Voting closes on Friday 6th March 2020. All forms should be sent either via email or post to CFW Accountants as listed on the form. Please do use your vote. Thank you.


Horse exhibitors have you booked your shavings? These MUST be pre-ordered and paid for prior to the Show. Cost per bale is £7.60 including VAT and please note straw is not to be used. Please be aware there will be NO shavings available to purchase at the event so don’t delay and book today to reserve. Bookings must be made […] Continue Reading

Important Announcement for Horse Exhibitors entered at the National Show

**** NATIONAL SHOW 2020- HOYS QUALIFYING CLASSES**** Following conversations with the Horse of the Year Show, the Society confirms that it will be running a qualifying class on Saturday for Stallions and a qualifying class on Sunday for the Females. These classes will need to be entered by all those wishing to compete, the amended schedule is available on the […] Continue Reading

Mother’s Day Treat

Treat your mum on Mother’s Day at the National Shire Horse Show This year, the Sunday of our National Shire Horse Show coincides with Mother’s Day on 22nd March. Why not treat your mum to show tickets or maybe upgrade with a VIP experience? If your mum is a horse lover, she’ll be thrilled with her gift. The ticket price […] Continue Reading

Free Admission for Children on final day of National Shire Horse Show

Organisers of the world’s largest gathering of Shire horses are offering free admission to children on the final day of the show. The event – which takes place indoors at Bingley Hall, Staffordshire Showground, from 20th to 22nd March – is a fascinating and fun day out for all the family. Watch as the gentle giants of the horse world […] Continue Reading

Heavy Horse Research

The Society is keen to learn more and more about our wonderful breed and as such we look forward to welcoming Katie Buncombe to the Show.  Katie is currently undertaking the first and biggest piece of research into heavy horses as part of her equine masters degree at Edinburgh University.  This is the first ever study to determine the resting […] Continue Reading