Shire Horse Charity Drive

Good luck to Coldcroft Shires who are setting off on their Charity Drive from MOD St Athan near Cardiff today (1st June) with their Shire horses and carriage. Their three week Charity Drive ends at Hampton Court Palace near London and is raising money for Police Care UK, The Royal Air Forces and The Shire Horse Society. We hope the […] Continue Reading

Sponsorship Opportunity

Do you know of any individuals/businesses who may be interested in offering some sponsorship to help our charity stage the 2022 National Shire Horse Show? This fantastic show will be held on 12th and 13th March at Newark Showground just off the A1 in Nottinghamshire. If you can help us please contact the office on 01536 771611 or email […] Continue Reading

Shire Horse of the Year Results

What a tremendous day it has been at the Horse of the Year Show. With two spectacular finals featuring our magnificent Shire horse breed, the results are now in for the Shire Horse of the Year. Judge, Mr Richard Green officiated and awarded first prize to Mr L M Fountain’s Woodhouse Phenomenon. If you would like to see more Shire […] Continue Reading

Ridden Heavy Horse Final 2021

The McNeil Family British Ridden Heavy Horse of the Year Final Sunday 10th October – NEC, Birmingham Eight Shire horses will line up in the final of the Ridden Heavy Horse of the Year, along with five Clydesdales and one Suffolk. The champion in 2019, was Shire horse, Melindwr Lady Olwen who has once again qualified for the final. The […] Continue Reading

Jamie’s Adventure

Shire Horse Society member, Jamie Alcock is driving two of his Shires from his home in Gloucestershire to Elgin in Morayshire to raise money for Police Care UK and The Fire Fighters Charity. Jamie starts his adventure with Millie and William on 5th June 2021 and the journey will take about eight weeks, and in Jamie’s words ‘give or take […] Continue Reading

Young Handler Accumulator Competition

When the pandemic hit us all hard in 2020, all shows were unfortunately cancelled but we are pleased to see a trickle of summer shows affiliating to the Society for 2021. These are small and positive steps and in turn the Society will be supporting these shows by running the ‘SHS Young Handler’s Accumulator Award’ at those holding young handler classes.   The […] Continue Reading

Member’s Spring/Summer Newsletter 2020

Owing to Covid-19 and the restraints placed on the Society’s office, the Society’s Spring/Summer newsletter will be sent to all 2020 members by e-mail only. If you think the office may not have your e-mail address please send this with your name, address and membership number (if known) to Please note on this occasion this newsletter will not be […] Continue Reading

Big Raffle Raises Funds for Society

With less than four days to the start of the 2020 National Shire Horse Show, organisers, The Shire Horse Society were thwarted in their endeavour to stage the event owing to the Covid-19 pandemic. Prior to this day, with each Downing Street briefing the Society’s officials grew increasingly concerned about the possibility of the Show being cancelled. Finally on Monday […] Continue Reading