Members, owners and breeders are asked to note the following changes and updates: DNA TESTING Due to the COVID-19 lockdown, the Animal Health Trust DNA testing lab is closed. We have made arrangement for testing to be carried out by Weatherbys Scientific, Ireland, in the interim so that foal registrations can go ahead as normal. Please note that all hair […] Continue Reading

BEVA Advice

The following guidance on how and when to call your vet, farrier etc during the COVID-19 crisis. has been received from BEVA. ‘It is mutually agreed that farriery is considered essential work. We are currently at the beginning of an initial three week lock down period and in the coming weeks we will continue to liaise with them. Whilst we […] 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

Help and support us by buying tickets in this fantastic raffle!

Following the sad cancellation of the National Shire Horse Show 2020, the Society has been bowled over by the support and generosity of its members, traders, sponsors and followers. To help generate some income we are now holding a raffle as suggested by Joanne Exton from The Big Horse Shop. Tickets are on sale now ending at 5 pm on […] Continue Reading

2019 Heavy Horse Camp

What a weekend! The first Shire Horse Society run heavy horse camp took place at Arena UK in Lincolnshire.  It was superb and a massive thank you to everyone who attended; campers, presenters, helpers and office staff. Special thanks to Caroline Eagle who went above and beyond in the run up and the administration of the weekend.  Secondly to Denise […] Continue Reading

Show Hospitality

The Society will stage its three-day 2019 National Shire Horse Show at Bingley Hall, Staffordshire County Showground, Stafford between 22nd-24th March. With so much on offer to see and do at this world famous Shire Horse Show,  visitors can admire these magnificent Shires put through their paces as well as taking part in social events held at the venue too.  […] Continue Reading

Premiums Awarded at the 2018 National Shire Horse Show

2 YO GRANTS Acle Challenger Cumeragh House Silver Bullet Fellthorpe Fascinator Woodhouse Rainman Wrangle Sir George 3 YO PREMIUMS Hillmoor Trump Card Metheringham Upton Ferguson Shirland Ricky Toc Hill Sir George 4 YO PREMIUMS Goose Green’s Tom Finney Landcliffe Charlie Ringston Rueben 5 YO AND OVER PREMIUMS Acle Supreme Hillmoor Double Trouble Melindwr Glas-Y-Dorlan Rookhills Emperor Rookhills Leapley Lad Trem […] Continue Reading

2017 Shire Horse of the Year Championship

The final of the 2017 Shire Horse of the Year Championship took place at the NEC tonight and the Society sends their congratulations to each qualifier. There could only be one winner and congratulations go to Mr L M Fountain’s Woodhouse Miss Dynamite. Full results below. Shire Horse of the Year Championship Results  

Young Handler of the Year

Congratulations to Megan Hoyle on being the Champion handler in the Society’s very first Young Handler Accumulator in 2017!  We hope that you enjoy the Horse of the Year Show today seeing the top Show men in action. Well done to Lucy Blakey who took the reserve spot and wins a year’s membership to the Society for 2018. These two ladies were […] Continue Reading

National Show

We are fast approaching the National Shire Horse Show which will be held indoors from Friday, 17th March through to Sunday, 19th March, 2017 at Bingley Hall, Stafford. Tickets are still available for advanced admission and caravan/camping sales.  Please click here to book online. Annual Dinner tickets are also available by calling the office on Monday 13th March, 2017.  Telephone […] Continue Reading