The Show has now been cancelled owing to Covid-19.

13th March 2021


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

The National Shire Horse Show will take place on Saturday 13th March 2021.

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
  • Agricultural Classes
  • Grand Parade on Saturday and Sunday
  • Horseshoe-making and shoeing demonstrations
  • VIP Ringside Dining**
  • Annual Dinner (Friday)**

The event starts at 8:30 am and closes at approximately 4:45pm.

The 2021 ring timetable will be available to download here in the autumn.

The following is subject to large gatherings being permitted to enter the Showground.

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 per day

** To be confirmed