The Shire Horse Society Spring Show
Hundreds of shire horses will head to the East of England Showground in Peterborough in March for the Shire Horse Society’s annual Spring Show.
A record number of entrants have already signed up to the three-day event on March 15, 16 and 17 to compete in what is regarded as the national championships.
Enthusiasts will travel from across Europe to show their horses, with spectators expected to come from all over the world.
Nearly 400 entries have already registered so far which will make it the largest gathering of Shire horses in 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.
The three-day event will also feature demonstrations and competitions, trade stands, vintage tractors and farm machinery displays and the heavy horses farriery competition.
Sponsors for the event include botanical brewers Fentimans and Fullers.
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.
This is the last year the Spring Show will be held at the East of England Showground as the Society prepares to move to a new, purpose-built premise at RockinghamCastle, in Leicestershire, this summer, to run its own administration.
Tickets for the event are now only available on the gate and cost £8 for adults, £5 for children and £6 for senior citizens. Friday entry (half day) costs £5.
For more details about the society go to www.shire-horse.org.uk
Did you know:
* Her Majesty the Queen is patron of the Shire Horse Society
* The Society was founded in 1878
* It is the only charity dedicated to the protection, promotion and improvement of the Shire Horse
For more details about the Shire Horse Society, click here.