Shire horses on show

By: Horse Deals


Shire horses on show
Shire horses on show

The Shire Horse Society Spring Show takes place at the East of England showground, Peterborough on 15-17 March.

More  than 200 Shire horses, all expertly presented and dressed in their traditional glory, will compete in the breed’s the national championship event.

Enthusiasts travel from across Europe to show their horses in the event with spectators expected to come from all over the world. The prestigious King George V Cup will be awarded to the most impressive stallion and a host of other trophies will be handed out over the weekend.

As well as the main highlight, the Shire Horse parades in the Grand Arena, the programme includes ridden Shire Horse competitions, vintage tractors and farm machinery displays, and the largest farriery competition showcasing shoeing of heavy horses in England.

David Ralley-Davies, secretary of the society, said: "Plans for the event are now in full swing and we are confident it is going to be the biggest and best show yet."

"The Spring Show is a fantastic day out for the whole family providing a great insight into this magnificent breed as well as raising awareness of the society’s work."

The Shire Horse Society was founded in 1878 and Her Majesty the Queen is its patron. It is the only charity dedicated to the protection, promotion and improvement of the Shire Horse.

To pre-order discounted tickets tel: 01733 234451 (Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm). For more information visit www.shirehorseshow.co.uk.