National Shire Horse Show 

12th and 13th March 2022


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

The National Shire Horse Show will take place on Saturday 12th and Sunday 13th March 2022.

First class starts at 9:30am

Photo credit:  Carol Stevens Photography

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 on Saturday and Sunday
  • Horseshoe-making and shoeing demonstrations
  • Vintage Tractor Demonstrations
  • VIP Dining
  • Annual Dinner (Friday)

The event starts at 9.30 am and closes at approximately 4:15pm.

The 2022 ring timetable will be available to download here.

2022 Shire Horse Society full members gain free admission by presenting their 2022 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:  £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 per day