Cotebrook shire horses enter World’s largest shire horse event

Cotebrook Shire Horse Centre will be taking three of its shire horses to this year’s National Championships where they will compete against horses from all over the country.

The event is being held at the Arena UK Showground, Allington near Grantham at the end of the March and is set to once again be the world’s largest shire horse show.

The championships are hosted by The Shire Horse Society, the only charity dedicated to the protection, promotion and improvement of this magnificent breed.

Ben More, who competed in last year’s show, will represent Cotebrook along with fillies Carrie and Brandy.

The event has proven to be very successful for Cotebrook as they have been awarded several National Championships and their Super Premium Stallion, Moorfield Edward, has frequently won the Progeny Cup for fathering the most winners at the show.

Alistair and Janet King, who run Cotebrook Shire Horse Centre near Tarporley, will be showing the horses over the two day event which attracts thousands of visitors and hundreds of Shires, expertly presented and dressed in their traditional glory.

“The show is always lively and exciting to take part in. It is a spectacular weekend of family entertainment with so many magnificent Shires being paraded around and is a great day out for animal lovers,” said Janet “The day can be educational as visitors can expect to learn about the Shires, their breeders and the hard work which goes into preserving this historic breed.”

The gates are set to open on Saturday, March 22 at 8am and will end at 4:15pm on Sunday, March 23 following a Grand Parade.

Discounted tickets are available for the show at Cotebrook Shire Horse Centre

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