Save Our Shires

Shire horses, for all of their dignity, grace and majesty, are a breed under threat. For centuries this loyal horse has served man, fearlessly taking him into war, tirelessly working the land, and transporting him and his goods the length and breadth of this country.

In 2012 the Society introduced its ‘Save our Shires’ campaign. Designed to raise awareness and increase public activity the Society has created its own brand easily recognisable and proving very popular. By joining the Society, making a donation or a purchase you will be helping the Society invest in the future of the breed. We can then continue our work in maintaining high breed standards and registering horses.

There are many ways that you can help the Shire Horse Society


To make a donation by post, please make cheques payable to the Shire Horse Society and send to:

The Shire Horse Society
The Old Dairy
Rockingham Castle
Market Harborough
LE16 8TH


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‘Text Donate’

The Shire Horse Society is pleased to announce a new fund raising facility.

Any person wishing to donate to the Shire Horse Society can now simply text the word “SHIRE” to 70800 from a mobile telephone and £3 is added to their ‘phone bill.  This money will then be used on future Society preservation initiatives.

“Thank you for Helping to preserve the Horse that put the Great in Britain.”

Corporate Donations

Would your company or organisation like to raise money to help Shire Horses? We can provide collecting tins for display in your premises. We can also help and advise if you have any other fundraising ideas.

Please call on 01536 771611 for more information.

Leaving a Legacy

By leaving a legacy to the Shire Horse Society you will be helping us to protect and preserve this majestic breed well into the future. For more information please contact us on 01536 771611. Or click here.

In Memoriam

Many people choose to remember a loved one by asking for donations as an alternative to sending flowers to a funeral. Alternatively you can leave a gift in memory of a loved one, knowing that their memory will allow the Shire horse breed to thrive.

For more information on ways of donating in memory of a loved one, please call 01536 771611.

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