2016 Council Election Results

Shire Horse Society 2016 Council Election Results At the Annual General Meeting held at Kettering Park Hotel & Spa on Wednesday, 11th May, 2016 the following were duly elected to the Council. Mr T J Yates Mr G Robinson Mr J Worthington Mr W Bedford Mr G T Ward Mr L N Harrison Mr F M Richardson Mr W E […] Continue Reading

March Press Release

March 2016 History to be made at world’s largest gathering of Shire horses in Staffordshire in March History will be made at this year’s Shire Horse Society National Show when, for the first time, British heavy horses will be able to qualify for a golden ticket to a ridden class at the prestigious Horse of the Year Show. Riding heavy […] Continue Reading

Press Release

PRESS RELEASE JANUARY 2016 New venue, new format for Shire Horse Society National Show 2016 The world’s largest gathering of Shire horses returns for 2016 with a new venue and a new format. The Shire Horse Society’s National Show 2016 will be run over three days, instead of two, and will be staged at Staffordshire County Showground from 18th to […] Continue Reading

Passport Notice update.

Society Notice. Passport layout Changes…please note the deadline for 2015 foal registrations is 30th November, thereafter double fees apply. Please be aware that in order to clear any backlog new registrations will not be accepted after Wednesday 9th December for 2015 born foals in the current format. This is because a new passport layout is being introduced from 1st January […] Continue Reading

Horse of the Year Show Qualifiers 2016 – 2018.

SHIRE HORSE OF THE YEAR QUALIFIERS 2016 – 2018 Plus. Plus. Plus. Cheshire County Derbyshire County 2016 2017 2018 Edenbridge & Oxted Ashbourne Bakewell Ashbourne Great Eccleston Lincolnshire Newark Heckington Great Yorkshire Essex Suffolk Essex Nantwich South Wales Royal Welsh South Wales National Shire Show (x2) Anglesey Denbigh & Flintshire Anglesey Newport Devon County Bath & West Three Counties Royal […] Continue Reading

Photographic Competition.

SHIRE HORSE EUROPEAN PHOTOGRAPHIC COMPETITION 2016  How to enter: The competition calls for images to be submitted at a minimum size of 300ppi, so it is recommended that entrants use a camera that takes shots of 6 megapixels or above. ENTRY IS FREE. 5 Pictures can be submitted for each entry.  Only hard copies will be accepted with your full […] Continue Reading


PRESS RELEASE AUGUST 2015 Shire Horse Society stages second annual open day at Shire Farm, Rockingham Castle Twelve months after attracting hundreds of people to its first ever open day, the Shire Horse Society is preparing to throw open its gates once again. Visitors to this year’s event on 13th September at Shire Farm, Rockingham Castle, will have the chance […] Continue Reading

2015 Society Council Elections.

Voting papers are now online and stored under the Forms and Downloads section along with a list of Candidates. If Members may download the voting slip or wait for a hard copy to be sent next week. Good luck to all candidates.  

2015 National Show Press Release

MARCH 2015   Shire Horse Society National Show attracts thousands   More than 5,000 visitors attended the Shire Horse Society’s National Show – the largest gathering of Shires in the world. With almost 300 entries from across the UK and Europe, the event was held over two days at Arena UK, Allington near Grantham. The King George V Champion Challenge […] Continue Reading

Show Raffle Prizes announced…

Tickets – £5.00 book of five, available at the Show. 1st Prize – Weekend stay in a London Hotel 2nd Prize – Family Day Pass to Alton Towers 3rd Prize – H.O.Y.S – VIP Backstage Tour & 2 Daytime Performance Tickets 4th Prize – £150 Holiday Voucher Other prizes include A day at the races for two people at one […] Continue Reading

Master Class in Show Ring Techniques and Etiquette

Our second exhibitors workshop which forms part 2 of the show preparation workshop has now been confirmed for Saturday 7th March from 10.00 until 1.00. This will be held at Arena UK, nr Grantham as a warm up exercise as to what will be expected in the show ring on the big day! Spaces are limited so please confirm your […] Continue Reading

Shire Horse Society visits the Household Cavalry

We were delighted and proud to share our knowledge and skills about presenting Shires with the Household Cavalry. The visit involved a trip to the Knightsbridge barracks. Shire Horse Society secretary David Ralley-Davies explains: “We were invited to talk to the troop about the best means of caring for the feathers on their drum horses and give them some ideas […] Continue Reading