|Address :||Weston Road|
|Address 2 :||Stafford|
|Postcode :||ST18 0BD|
|Price :||In advance from website - Adult: £10, Child £8|
For the third year, hundreds of Shire Horses will be returning to the Staffordshire Showground between the 16th – 18th March.
Attracting around 200 pedigree Shire horses, the weekend promises to be a great few days for both spectators and competitors. The prestigious event is regarded as the largest gathering of Shires anywhere in the world; attracting visitors from around the globe.
Hundreds of horses will be put through their paces in hand, in harness and under saddle. Ensuring a thoroughly entertaining day out for the whole family.
The show, which has been held at a limited number of venues in England over its long history, is believed to be one of the oldest, almost continuous, horse shows in the world, having been held for the first time at the Royal Agricultural Hall in Islington, London, in 1880, when the charity was named the English Cart Horse Society. The iconic Shire breed was in danger of dying out just a few decades ago, and even now fewer than 500 new foals are registered every year by the Shire Horse Society. The charity has been running a Save Our Shires campaign to raise awareness about these gentle giants and numbers have steadily increased, thanks to the dedication of a band of enthusiasts.
|Name :||The Shire Horse Society|
|Telephone :||01536 771611|