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

Regional Field Officer Appointments

Regional Field Officers appointments. Would you like to help the only national charity dedicated to the protection and promotion of the Shire Horse breed? If so, an idea is being considered by the society whereby regional field officers are appointed to assist with local matters and raise awareness. The position will initially be voluntary, paying expenses, but could later lead […] Continue Reading

Shire horse exhibitors’ workshop at Cotebook Shire Horse Centre

JANUARY 2015 Shire horse exhibitors’ workshop held at Cotebook Shire Horse Centre The Shire Horse Society is staging its first ever exhibitors’ workshop to help new-comers master the art of show preparation. Taking place at Cotebrook Shire Horse Centre in Cheshire on Saturday January 17th 2015, the three-hour event is free to Shire Horse Society members. It will introduce novice […] Continue Reading

2014 Society Newsletter Out Now…..

The Team at Shire Farm have been hard at work today preparing to send the Annual newsletter out to the membership. Many thanks also to Philip and Sue for their help today. The newsletter is packed with all the latest information about Society events planed for the future. Have a good read.

National Show…

World’s largest gathering of Shire horses event – date for 2015  The world’s largest gathering of Shire horses will take place on the weekend of March 21st and 22nd 2015, it has been announced. The Shire Horse Society’s Annual Show, which attracts horses from across Europe and spectators from around the globe, is being held indoors at Arena UK, near […] Continue Reading

Society Website now live.

New website to showcase Shire Horse charity A charity which promotes and protects one of the nation’s favourite horse breeds has unveiled a new website to help raise awareness of the animals. The Shire Horse Society has updated its website with a fresh new look and a wealth of information about the horses, which as a breed almost died out […] Continue Reading