Show Date

17th - 19th March 2017

Event Details

2017 National Shire Horse Show
17th-19th March, 2017
Bingley Hall, Stafford County Showground, Stafford. ST18 0BD

The world’s largest gathering of Shire horses takes place in March each year for a celebration of the breed’s unique history and heritage.

Enthusiasts will travel from across Europe to show their horses, with spectators expected to come from all over the world.

The Pedigree Shire horses will be put through their paces over three days of competition- giving horse lovers a unique insight into the gentle giants of the horse world. The National Show is the opportunity to find out more about Shire Horses, see them shown in style- in-hand, ridden and turned out- to support the work of the Shire Horse Society.

The prestigious King George V cup will be awarded to the most impressive stallion on Saturday and a host of other trophies will be handed out over the weekend.

The indoor event is a spectacular weekend of family fun including:

National Championships with around 250 entries expected to compete making it the largest gathering of shires in the world!

Indoor trade stands
Ridden Shire Horse Classes
Agricultural Classes
Grand Parade on Saturday and Sunday

The event starts on Friday at approximately 9.30am* (Saturday and Sunday at 8.00am) and closes at approximately 5.00pm on Friday; 6.00pm on Saturday and 5.00pm on Sunday with a Grand Parade.

Free admission to Shire Horse Society members on presentation of their membership badge (2017 cardboard badge).

*Timings to be confirmed.

Event Website


  • Shire horses
  • Turnouts
  • Ridden Classes
  • Trade stands

Contact Information


01536 771611




Bingley Hall, Stafford County Showground, Stafford, ST18 0BD