Our Spring 2017 issue leads the way!
The Spring 2017 issue was our 30th anniversary issue! Copies are still available to buy! At this time of year we focus on the shows and events to come – leading with the National Shire Horse Show which was at the Staffordshire County Showground for the second time, on 17-19 March. Along with a wealth of interesting news and features on all aspects of the draught horse world in the UK, we look forward to the season, and include our unique and popular free-to-join HHW Events List. Below is Tracey Muir’s image of the agricultural turnout class underway at last year’s show.
There are some great articles in this issue, including news of the Shire Horse Society’s fifth approved centre, a trip to the coast for the horses at Chiltern Open Air Museum (pictured top), a profile of one of our senior breeders, Philip Moss, and in our Heavy Horse Tails column, relative newcomers, the Callisters’ Hideaway Shires team. Roger Clark begins a new series on sowing and harvesting crops with horses, and Mike and Ellie Paddock reflect on their first year on their working horse farm in Devon.
Annie Rose of Cumbrian Heavy Horses continues our series for ridden heavy horse enthusiasts, this issue with Getting ready for Spring, and common diseases. Here is Sparky having an early spring roll!
Robert Sampson with his four-horse team of Percherons taking part in the Autumn Countryside Show at the Weald & Downland Living Museum, West Sussex.
- How the Percheron came to Britain – the last in our series from William Castle.
- New chapter begins at the Museum of English Rural Life – fantastic objects from the horse era on display.
- Respect – salute to the working horse from horseman and painter Joe Godderidge.
- Babbage stallion painting sells well at auction.