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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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A move for the Shire Show – and what next for greys?

Aut 15 A move for the Shire Show and what next for greys 213x317The National Shire Horse Show is to move to a new venue, only two years after leaving the East of England Showground, Peterborough. Find out why and where it will be held in future. Meanwhile the future of grey Shires is hanging in the balance - one man is trying to help: discover what is being done about it.












Young judge a good omen for versatile breed

Aut 15 Young judge a good omen for versatile breed 350x257Young people are the future for heavy horses – read about Britain’s youngest ever judge, Michael White of Warwickshire, who placed the winners in the British Percheron Horse Society breed show. Here’s a picture of him showing his own mare, Willingham Mary, who took the championship at Ashby Show last year.

Building the Trem-y-Wyddfa stud

Aut 15 Building the Trem y Wyddfa stud 350x263Discover how Welshman WH Griffiths built up one of the Shire breed’s top studs and how Edingale and Grangewood blood helped establish the line. “WH didn’t have a breeding policy as such,” writes Rosemary Cooper. “He bought whatever well-bred horses he liked, to either show successfully or to breed well.” The picture is of 2005 Shire Horse Show champion Trem-y-Wyddfa Mascot, with owner Lew Harrison.


Horses at work in the North East

Aut 15 Horses at work in the North East 350x287Beamish Museum’s new event, Horses at Work in the North East, pulled in over 7,000 visitors over two days to watch 50 horses busy with a wide variety of activities. Part of the museum’s Festival of Transport, it showcased the use of horses in everyday life 100 and 200 years ago. The event is expected to be repeated next year.




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Logging event – and BHL Woodland Management Award

Aut 15 Logging event and BHL Woodland Management Award 209x350Logging took centre stage at a recent event in West Sussex: The Wood Show at the Weald & Downland Open Air Museum, Singleton included logger Frankie Woodgate from Kent and Robert Sampson from the New Forest moving timber felled from the museum’s woodland area. Plus, discover who won this year’s British Horse Loggers’ Woodland Management Award – we profile the candidates and their taxing logging contracts.

Full-on colour as Paul Rackham disperses his collection

Aut 15 Full on colour as Paul Rackham disperses his collection 350x273As a major wagon and cart collection is sold in Norfolk, we bring you news of the beautifully restored vehicles and their history. A vision in yellow and red, Paul Rackham’s carefully collected vehicles attracted high prices as they were bought up by enthusiasts from around Britain. David Viner profiles some of them, from a Norfolk harvest wagon and a market dray to a refuse wagon and a game cart.




Driving horses with a single line – this time in Yorkshire

Aut 15 Driving horses with a single line this time in Yorkshire 350x246It’s a great skill and very few people in the UK today use it, but driving horses with a single line was once common in the Fens – we featured that last issue. Now find out how the practice differed in Yorkshire, where it was also common.




Other features in this issue include. . .

  • Archive project to explore the heritage of the Suffolk Punch

  • The Age of the working horse remembered in new exhibition

  • Drayhorse Shires branches out!

  • Draught Horse Answers – help and advice for owners

  • SESHA Show delights in its variety

  • Under Saddle – our column on riding: this issue – feed and bitting

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  • Mailbox - your views and news - packed with heavy horse interest

  • From this side of the fence: our column on current issues

  • Heavy Horse World Shop – our comprehensive selection of books and DVDs on heavy horse subjects

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