The South Eastern Shire Horse Association Annual Show

Every year, on the Early May Bank Holiday, East Bysshe Cross Country Course (which is a two minute drive or a ten minute walk from Long Acres) hosts the South Eastern Shire Horse Association Annual Show. Dogs are welcome.

You'll be able to see heavy horses performing traditional working tasks, such as pulling a harrow, dog shows, classic cars and vintage farm machinery. My favourite event is the heavy horse dressage series - it's amazing to see such enormous animals move so gracefully! And I am full of admiration for the riders who control the heavy horses with grace and precision.

If you enjoyed the Heavy Horse Show or are a fan of heavy horses you might also be interested in Hurst Green Shires, where you can ride or drive shire horses for yourself.