National Shire Horse Show 

11th and 12th March 2023


Newark Showground, Lincoln Road, Winthorpe, Newark, Nottinghamshire, NG24 2NY

The National Shire Horse Show will take place on Saturday 11th and Sunday 12th March 2023.

First class starts at 9:00am

The National Shire Horse Show 2022

Enthusiasts will show their horses, with spectators expected to come from far and wide.

The pedigree Shire horses will be put through their paces over two days of competition- giving horse lovers a unique insight into the gentle giants of the horse world. The National Shire Horse Show is the opportunity to find out more about Shire horses, see them shown in style- in-hand, ridden and turned out- to support the work of the Shire Horse Society.

The prestigious King George V cup will be awarded to the most impressive stallion on Saturday and a host of other trophies will be handed out over the weekend.


This outdoor event is a spectacular weekend of family fun including:

  • National Championships  
  • Trade stands
  • In-hand Classes
  • Turnout Classes
  • Ridden Shire Horse Classes
  • Farriery Display
  • Grand Parade 
  • Vintage Tractor Demonstrations
  • VIP Dining
  • Annual Dinner (Friday)
  • Party Night (Saturday)

The event starts at 8.30 am and closes at approximately 5.00pm.

The 2023 ring timetable will be available to download here.

2023 Shire Horse Society full members gain free admission by presenting their 2023 badge which will be scanned.  Supporter members gain free admission on one day of their choice.  

Discounted advance tickets can be found here  

Adults Any One Day:  from £10.00 (early bird) in advance rising to £14.00 on the gate

Child Any One Day (5-13 yrs): from £8.00 (early bird) in advance; £12.00 on the gate

Family Ticket (two adults + two children):  from £36.00 (early bird) in advance to £44.00 on the gate

Children under 13 yrs of age gain complimentary access on Sunday only as long as accompanied by an adult.


Car parking: from £2.00 in advance rising to £3.00 per car per day