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

Council Election Update Results

The Society has been informed by the election scrutineers that 30 votes were not added to the final count on 23rd April.  These were sent prior to the closing date and were subsequently missed out owing to a glitch in their system.  CFW Accountants have apologised for their error and have now updated the count summary and the amended the […] Continue Reading

Raffle Winners

Thank you to everyone who purchased tickets in the Shire Horse Society’s raffle. The raffle was drawn at the AGM today (Friday 7th May) and the lucky winners are as follows. 1st Prize of £250: Louise Etches 2nd Prize of £100: Joel Davidson 3rd Prize of £50: Mr & Mrs S Overthrow 4th Prize of £50: Mrs C Grover 5th […] Continue Reading

AGM – Friday 7th May

A polite notice to remind members of the Society that the AGM will be held via Zoom tomorrow morning at 10.30am. If you require the meeting link please can you email the office prior to 5pm today (Thursday). After this time we may not see any requests. The raffle will be drawn after the AGM.

Jamie’s Adventure

Shire Horse Society member, Jamie Alcock is driving two of his Shires from his home in Gloucestershire to Elgin in Morayshire to raise money for Police Care UK and The Fire Fighters Charity. Jamie starts his adventure with Millie and William on 5th June 2021 and the journey will take about eight weeks, and in Jamie’s words ‘give or take […] Continue Reading

Support for Stallions and Colts in 2021

Following discussions by the Stallion Premium Panel and the Editing Committee, it is announced with regret that the Stallion Premium Scheme is temporarily suspended this year. As a result of the cancellation of the 2021 National Show before entries had closed, it was agreed that trying to award Stallion Premiums and Colt Grants as usual would not be possible. However, […] Continue Reading

Mr Richard Jones

The Shire Horse Society has learnt of the sad passing of Mr Richard Jones from Anglesey. Mr Jones bred many Shires under the prefix of Cae Mawr and was well respected by those who knew him. We send our deepest condolences to Mr Jones’ family at this difficult time.

Raffle Ticket Returns

Please can all those members who wish to purchase the raffle tickets sent with the membership mailing return them by Friday 1st May. We are extremely grateful to those who have already sent them back. If anyone else would like to help support the Shire Horse Society you can do so by purchasing tickets via Thank you very much […] Continue Reading

Mr Jan Verhoeven Senior

The Shire Horse Society is sorry to learn of the passing of Jan Verhoeven Senior. We send our sincere condolences to Mr Verhoeven’s family at this sad time.

2020 Stud Book

The 2020 Stud Books have arrived in the office and copies can be purchased via our online shop or by calling the office on 01536 771611. If you are missing the 2019 edition you can order at the same time. Please note all pre-paid orders were posted on Tuesday 20th April. Overseas packages may take longer.