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Heavy Horse World Spring issue is now out!

This issue is the 'shows' number, and includes our ever-popular free Heavy Horse Events List which lots of you use to plan your heavy horse year! There's plenty of news, features, profiles and information to keep you busy reading before the season really gets going. Highlights include a brilliant feature by Elspeth Ross and David Lawless on adding driving to riding for the ridden enthusiasts among you; the second part of our Modern Horse-drawn Equipment focus looking at logging and experiences with north American machinery; a profile of a Scottish horse logger who has completed her apprenticeship, and discover how horsepower is helping create a new nature reserve for London.  Plus – meet the noses! Find out where these two come from in our news section.


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  • Heavies from Adventure Clydesdale, Dartmoor, Devon again took part in a race at Exeter Racecourse –showing just how versatile they are!


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  • Shires prepare for their flagship event – the National Shire Horse Show – at their new venue, Staffordshire County Showground. Watch out for HHW editor Diana Zeuner, who will look forward to meeting you as she tours the showground.

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  • For the first time there will be a Ridden Heavy Horse Championship at the Horse of the Year Show on the same day as the Shire Horse of the Year final! Plus, the Heavy Horse Dressage League has been set up for keen dressage competitors – and it’s accessible online.


  • Ridden to driven – find out how to turn your ridden heavy into an even more versatile equine by taking up driving – Elspeth Ross and David Lawless of Waldburg Shires take you through the steps.


  • Meet the cow girl with a passion for horse logging – and discover how Steffi Schaffler is creating a business following her British Horse Loggers apprenticeship.


  • In our Modern Horse-drawn Equipment series, discover more about logging implements, find out about the machines Jonathan Waterer uses on his Devon farm, and discover collaborative ventures which allow everyone to use new machinery developments.


  • And don’t forget to go to Heavy Horse World Shop to see our full range of titles including The Working Horse Manual, Heavy Horses, Goodbye Old Friend, and a host of DVDs including A Beginner’s Guide to Heavy Horses and Plaiting the Heavy Horse for Showing.

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  • 72+ pages packed with information on heavy horses

  • Full colour throughout

  • Big news section

  • Historical features

  • Personality profiles

  • Practical features and tips

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Thimbleby & Shorland has a large consignment of heavy horse farm wagons at their Summer Reading Carriage Sale on Wednesday 4 May – see our advert here, and find out more at our Website page

New DVD!


20 years National Shire Stallion Champions 120wA new DVD featuring the top stallion champions entered in the National Shire Horse Show over the last two decades!  The Shire horse is the largest horse in Great Britain and has served this country for over a hundred years: today there is a strong band of breeders dedicated to ensuring the future of the breed.  The National Show is held annually in March with approximately 200 entries, and this film looks at the stallions entered for the championships for each year from 1995:  the film focuses on the results as judged on the day of the shows - in some cases changes were made to the final result at a later date.  Authoritative commentary is provided by leading Shire breeder Alistair King of Cotebrook Shires, Cheshire.  Produced by Countryside Audio & Visual, who have filmed Shire Horse Shows for decades until this year, the DVD lasts 90 minutes.

Price: £18.00 + £2.50 postage (NTSC/American DVDs also available here)


Heavy Horse World Calendar 2016

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Twelve fantastic colour pictures of heavy horses of all breeds from all over Britain – don’t miss it!


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This issue includes our biggest shows section ever – 25 pages of fantastic photographs, insightful reports and results from events all over the country. They include the Suffolk and British Percheron breed shows as well as top county shows such as Nottinghamshire, Suffolk, Aut 15 Biggest shows section ever 3 350x240Norfolk, Cheshire and the Royal Highland, and smaller events like the Melton Mowbray Show, the West Wales Shire Horse Show and SESHA’s two-day show in the south east.

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Heavy Horse World Spring issue is now out!


  • The Spring 2015 issue is our shows number and looks forward to a busy season this summer with articles and adverts plus Heavy Horse World’s popular annual FREE Events List, listing shows, events and matches up and down the country which feature heavy horses. We have some great photos from ploughing matches held at the end of last year too – here’s one of Robert Sampson ploughing at the Southern Counties Heavy Horse Association’s match last October, taken by HHW editor Diana Zeuner.


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  • Win tickets to the Shire Horse Show – we have ten pairs of adult tickets to give away this issue. The closing date is 9 March, so hurry to get your copy of Heavy Horse World!


  • Tom and Sandy Walne have pulled off a truly remarkable feat – their Suffolk mare has won the Horse & Hound Outstanding Mare Award in the British Breeders Awards run by the British Horse Foundation – read about it in the news section. Co-incidentally we include a feature on the couple, taken from the Suffolk Horse Society’s recent oral history project. We love your stories – keep them coming in!


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  • Catch up with our series for ridden heavy horse enthusiasts, Under Saddle, written by Annie Rose of Cumbrian Heavy Horses – this issue she tackles saddles themselves, a subject we often receive queries about here at HHW. And read our latest profile, on Surrey horseman Daniel Brown, who has developed his love of heavies into a thriving business.


  • John Bryant interviews a veteran Shire enthusiast who will be known to many of our readers, Ces Burton, while Diana Zeuner catches up with the ‘Irish boys’, a group of working horse enthusiasts well known in the counties west of London.


  • William Castle tackles the latest examples of innovation and imitation in American horse-drawn machinery, and David Viner tells the story of the restoration of a Berkshire wagon in the village of Blewbury (pictured). We take a look at choosing the ideal draught horse - from a European perspective, and follow The Lizard Stallions’ successful second year in Cornwall.


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  • We’ve renamed our Letters feature ‘Mailbox’ as these days we get comments and views coming through by email and social media as much as through the post – we love to hear your thoughts on the heavy horse world – send them to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.!


  • Plus, we have our regular features, Heavy Horse Tails,Tomorrow’s Horsemen, and Draught Horse Answers, and lots of news and information about heavies from all over the country.

  • And don’t forget to go to Heavy Horse World Shop(add link here) to see our full range of titles including The Working Horse Manual, Heavy Horses, Goodbye Old Friend, and a host of DVDs including A Beginner’s Guide to Heavy Horses and Plaiting the Heavy Horse for Showing.