Shire bliss for horse lovers as date for show looms large

The Peterborough Evening Telegraph - - The Guide -

spec­ta­tors ex­pected to come from all over the world.

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 – which counts the Queen as its pa­tron – is a reg­is­tered char­ity that helps raise much needed funds to sup­port the threat- ened breed.

The Spring Show will see more than 200 shires com­pete in what is re­garded as the na­tional cham­pi­onships.

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 Spring Show really is the best dis­play of Shire horses in the coun­try and an op­por­tu­nity for peo­ple to see the breed in all its glory,” added David.

“The main high­light of the show each year is the Shire horse Pa­rade in the Grand Arena and is an un­miss­able sight for any­one at­tend­ing.”

The three- day event will fea­ture a host of demon­stra­tions and com­pe­ti­tions, vin­tage trac­tors and farm ma­chin­ery dis­plays and the heavy horses far­ri­ery com­pe­ti­tion.

To pre- or­der your dis­counted tick­ets now call 01733 234451 ( Mon­day to Fri­day, 9am to 5pm).

For more de­tails about the so­ci­ety go to www. shire- horse. org. uk

Al­ter­na­tively visit the Spring Show’s web­site at www. shire­horse­show. co. uk

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