It is with deepest regret that the above event with its array of classes will not proceed in 2019. The competitive element is very sadly cancelled.

The event will still take place with ploughing, working down and drilling demonstrations. The festival will also feature a demonstration of agriculture through the ages with horse drawn implements alongside vintage and modern machinery. In addition static demonstrations including harnessing up, a mechanics of the horse talk and farrier displays will also feature. Anyone who has entered will have their entries, along with entry fees returned.

The Young Handler Accumulator trophy presentation will take place at North West and Wales Foal Show and Sale on 12th October.

The provisional timetable for the Festival is shown below. 

Saturday 5th October 2019

10.30am – 3.00pm – Horse Ploughing

Demonstrations in the Main Ring – Agriculture through the Ages

11.30am – Parade of Implements

2.00pm – Ladies Cart

3.45pm – Parade of Implements

Stable Area

Demonstrations at 10.30am, 1.00pm, 3.00pm and 4.15pm to include:

Harnessing a Shire Horse for Work

Harnessing a Shire Horse for Show

Championship Decorated Harness on Display

Plaiting Demonstration

Sunday 6th October 2019

10.30 am – 3.00pm – Ploughing, working down and re-seeding

Demonstration in Main Ring as Saturday

Demonstration in Stable Area as Saturday where possible

The organisers reserve the right to amend the timetable without prior notice.

Any queries please direct them to the office at info@shire-horse.org.uk or 01536 771611.