HEAVY HORSE WORLD magazine is the only leisure publication dedicated to the whole UK heavy horse sector

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Subscriptions can be bought online via our online shop on this website in the following :

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What's in the Magazine

As one of Britain's specialist equestrian magazines, this quarterly serves the buoyant and growing interest in heavy draft horses throughout the country - and is also distributed world-wide to subscribers in 30 countries.

It features the four British breeds – Shire, Clydesdale, Suffolk and British Percheron – as well as British and European breeds overseas and working draft crosses.

Subscribers enjoy:

  • Over 70 pages packed with  information on heavy horses

  • Glorious colour photographs throughout

  • Big new section - keep up to date with the latest from the heavy horse sector

  • Fascinating historical features focusing on the draft horse through the centuries

  • Personality profiles - discover the people who drive the heavy horse world

  • Practical features and tips on all aspects of heavy horse ownership, working and showing Strong emphasis on the working horse – in farming, forestry, market gardening and leisure

  • Big shows and events sections in each issue

  • Annual FREE list of heavy horse events AND regular directories of breed societies, working horse associations, breeders, harness-makers and wheelwrights.

  • Heavy Horse World Shop - our comprehensive selection of books and DVDs on working horses in each issue

  • Heavy Horse World Classified - THE place to go for all your horse, vehicle & harness needs.

Heavy Horse World Magazine annual subscription - £28.00 (UK ) £30.00 (Europe) £32.00 (Rest of the World)


About the Editor

DZ and Neville077 mmHeavy Horse World is published and edited by Diana Zeuner MCIJ, a professional writer and journalist who has been closely involved with heavy horses for over 30 years.

Her interest began with their introduction to the Weald & Downland Open Air Museum, Singleton, West Sussex, where her late husband, Chris Zeuner OBE MA, was the Museum Director. He introduced working horses to demonstrate their importance to rural communities and help interpret the museum’s historic building exhibits. After his sudden and untimely death in 2001 Diana took over the management of the heavy horse stables at the museum until a full-time horseman was appointed.


Heavy Horse World was founded in 1987 and quickly established itself as the ‘trade magazine’ for the heavy horse sector. In 1998 Diana produced and edited the Working Horse Manual, now in its second edition, which incorporates some 24 contributions from heavy horse specialists and is regarded as the best beginner’s guide to the subject in the UK today. In 2004 she wrote Heavy Horses, published by Shire Publications, a concise all-round introduction to heavy horses which is also now in its second edition. Both books can be bought online on this website. 

Diana also edits the bi-monthly magazine for the Association of Independent Museums, its monthly e-news, and a twice-yearly magazine for the Weald & Downland Open Air Museum, for which she also edited Building History, which tells the story of the museum’s development. Her interests include walking, bird-watching, gardening, rural history and heritage, and of course, heavy horses!