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Showing Shire Horses

Showing a Shire horse is a captivating experience that allows the true beauty and magnificence of this breed to be showcased. The process begins with meticulous grooming, ensuring that the horse's coat is clean and shiny. The Shire's impressive size and strength are emphasized by presenting them in hand, displaying their elegant and powerful conformation.

In the show ring, exhibiting the horse's movement and grace becomes the focal point. This is done through carefully orchestrated walk and trot sequences, highlighting the Shire horse's smooth and rhythmic stride. The handler's skillful presentation and the horse's natural poise combine to create a captivating sight for spectators. The overall goal of showing a Shire horse is not only to present a stunning creature but to also educate and inspire others about this remarkable breed.


Shows affiliated to the Shire Horse Society in 2024 are featured below...
 

May 2025

Fri 2 May  to 4 May 2025
Heavy Horse Camp
 

March 2025

Fri 7 Mar  to 9 Mar 2025
2025 National Shire Horse Show
 

September 2024

Sat 14 Sep  to 14 Sep 2024
Penistone Agricultural Show
 HOYS Qualifier 2024
Sat 14 Sep  to 14 Sep 2024
National Dutch Shire Show
Wed 11 Sep  to 12 Sep 2024
Westmorland County Show
Sat 7 Sep  to 8 Sep 2024
Dorset County Show
 

August 2024

Tue 27 Aug  to 27 Aug 2024
Kilnsey Show & Sports
Mon 26 Aug  to 26 Aug 2024
Hope Show
Sun 25 Aug  to 26 Aug 2024
Edenbridge & Oxted Agricultural Show
Sat 24 Aug  to 24 Aug 2024
Wensleydale Show
Thu 22 Aug  to 22 Aug 2024
Melplash Show
Wed 21 Aug  to 21 Aug 2024
Egton Show
Wed 21 Aug  to 21 Aug 2024
Merioneth County Show
Sun 18 Aug  to 18 Aug 2024
Mid-Somerset Show
Sat 17 Aug  to 17 Aug 2024
Ashbourne Show
Sat 17 Aug  to 17 Aug 2024
Minsterley Show
Sat 17 Aug  to 17 Aug 2024
Bedwellty Agricultural Society Show
Sat 17 Aug  to 17 Aug 2024
Gargrave Show
Thu 15 Aug  to 15 Aug 2024
Chagford Show
Tue 13 Aug  to 13 Aug 2024
Anglesey County Show
Sat 10 Aug  to 10 Aug 2024
Manifold Valley Agrictural Show
Sat 10 Aug  to 11 Aug 2024
Chertsey Agricultural Show
Sat 10 Aug  to 10 Aug 2024
Halifax Show
Thu 8 Aug  to 8 Aug 2024
Okehampton Show
Wed 7 Aug  to 7 Aug 2024
Thornton Le Dale Show
Wed 7 Aug  to 7 Aug 2024
Nevern Show
Sun 4 Aug  to 4 Aug 2024
Sykehouse Show
Sun 4 Aug  to 4 Aug 2024
Derbyshire Shire Horse Association Show Day
Sun 4 Aug  to 4 Aug 2024
Essex Heavy Horse Show
 HOYS Qualifier 2024
Sat 3 Aug  to 3 Aug 2024
Emley Show
Sat 3 Aug  to 3 Aug 2024
Garstang Show
Sat 3 Aug  to 3 Aug 2024
Tenbury Countryside Show
Sat 3 Aug  to 3 Aug 2024
Oswestry Show
Sat 3 Aug  to 3 Aug 2024
Brecon County Show
Thu 1 Aug  to 1 Aug 2024
Honiton Agricultural Show
Thu 1 Aug  to 1 Aug 2024
Burwarton Show
 

July 2024

Wed 31 Jul  to 31 Jul 2024
Nantwich Show
Tue 30 Jul  to 1 Aug 2024
New Forest & Hampshire County Show
 2024 HOYS Qualifier
Mon 29 Jul  to 29 Jul 2024
Woolsery and District Agricultural Show
Sun 28 Jul  to 28 Jul 2024
West Wales Shire Horse Show
Sun 28 Jul  to 28 Jul 2024
Bavarian Shire Show
Sat 27 Jul  to 27 Jul 2024
Leek and District Show
Sat 27 Jul  to 27 Jul 2024
Mid-Devon Show
Sat 27 Jul  to 28 Jul 2024
Heckington Show
Mon 22 Jul  to 25 Jul 2024
Royal Welsh Show
 HOYS 2024
Sun 21 Jul  to 21 Jul 2024
Weeton Show
Wed 17 Jul  to 17 Jul 2024
Driffield Show
 HOYS Qualifier 2024
Sun 14 Jul  to 14 Jul 2024
Bakewell County Festival
Sun 14 Jul  to 14 Jul 2024
Spilsby Show
Sun 14 Jul  to 14 Jul 2024
Ashby Show
Sun 14 Jul  to 14 Jul 2024
Cranleigh Farming & Food Festival
Sat 13 Jul  to 13 Jul 2024
Great Eccleston Show
 HOYS 2024
Sat 13 Jul  to 13 Jul 2024
Newport Show (Shropshire)
 HOYS 2024
Sat 13 Jul  to 13 Jul 2024
Harthill Heavy Horse Show
Tue 9 Jul  to 11 Jul 2024
Great Yorkshire Show
 HOYS QUALIFIER 2024
Sat 6 Jul  to 6 Jul 2024
South Wales Shire Show
Sat 6 Jul  to 7 Jul 2024
Winterton Show
Sat 6 Jul  to 6 Jul 2024
Lampeter Agricultural Society Show
 

June 2024

Sun 30 Jun  to 30 Jun 2024
Bury and District Agricultural Show
Sun 30 Jun  to 30 Jun 2024
Malton Show
Sat 29 Jun  to 29 Jun 2024
Sioe Llanrwst Show
Wed 26 Jun  to 27 Jun 2024
Royal Norfolk
 2024 HOYS Qualifier
Sun 23 Jun  to 23 Jun 2024
Derbyshire County Show
 HOYS Qualifier 2024
Wed 19 Jun  to 20 Jun 2024
Lincolnshire Show
Tue 18 Jun  to 19 Jun 2024
The Royal Cheshire County Show
Fri 14 Jun  to 16 Jun 2024
Royal Three Counties Show
 HOYS Qualifier 2024
Sat 8 Jun  to 8 Jun 2024
Aberystwyth & Ceredigion County Show
Thu 6 Jun  to 8 Jun 2024
Royal Cornwall Show
Sun 2 Jun  to 2 Jun 2024
Rutland County Show
 

May 2024

Thu 30 May  to 1 Jun 2024
Royal Bath & West Show
 HOYS Qualifier 2024
Wed 29 May  to 30 May 2024
Suffolk Show
Wed 29 May  to 30 May 2024
Staffordshire County Show
Mon 27 May  to 27 May 2024
The Cheshire Horse Show
Sat 25 May  to 25 May 2024
Shropshire County Show
 2024 HOYS Qualifier
Sat 18 May  to 18 May 2024
Otley Show
Thu 16 May  to 18 May 2024
Devon County Show
Sat 11 May  to 11 May 2024
Nottinghamshire County Show
Wed 1 May  to 5 May 2024
Royal Windsor Horse Show
 

March 2024

Fri 8 Mar  to 10 Mar 2024
National Shire Horse Show
 2024 HOYS Qualifiers
 

September 2023

Sun 24 Sep  to 24 Sep 2023
Nidderdale Show
Sat 23 Sep  to 23 Sep 2023
Midland Shire Foal Show and Sale
 

July 2023

Sun 30 Jul  to 30 Jul 2023
Northern Heavy Horse Society
Sat 8 Jul  to 8 Jul 2023
Tendring Show

 

Images used are from our general library and do not represent the associated show. E&oE 18/07/2024

 

 

 
 

 

 

 

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