19th-21st March 2021
Bingley Hall, Staffordshire County Showground, Weston Road, Stafford ST18 0BD
The world’s largest gathering of Shire horses takes place in March each year for a celebration of the breed’s unique history and heritage.
Enthusiasts will travel from across Europe to show their horses, with spectators expected to come from all over the world.
The Pedigree Shire horses will be put through their paces over three days of competition- giving horse lovers a unique insight into the gentle giants of the horse world. The National 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.
The indoor event is a spectacular weekend of family fun including:
- National Championships with around 250 entries expected to compete making it the largest gathering of Shires in the world!
- Indoor trade stands
- Ridden Shire Horse Classes
- Agricultural Classes
- Grand Parade on Saturday and Sunday
- Stable Tours (Saturday and Sunday)
- Horseshoe-making and shoeing demonstrations
- VIP Ringside Dining
- Annual Dinner (Friday)
- Party Night (Saturday)
The event starts on Friday and Saturday at 9:00am and on Sunday at 8:00am and closes at approximately 4:45pm (Friday); 4:00pm (Saturday) and 4:15pm (Sunday) with the Grand Parade (Saturday and Sunday only).
The 2021 ring timetable will be available to download here in the autumn.
2021 Shire Horse Society full members gain free admission by presenting their 2021 badge which will be scanned. Supporter members gain free admission on one day of their choice.
Discounted advance tickets can be found by clicking here.
Adults Any One Day: *£10.00 in advance; *£12.00 on the gate
Child Any One Day (5-13 yrs): *£8.00 in advance; *£10.00 on the gate
Family Ticket (two adults + two children): *£32.00 in advance; *£40.00 on the gate
Children under 13 yrs of age gain complimentary access on Sunday only as long as accompanied by an adult.
Car parking: *£2.00 per car.
*Prices to be confirmed.