Shire Horses at Wimpole
The Shire horse is a farming rare breed which is categorised as ‘at risk’ on the rare breed register, which means that there are less than 1,500 breeding females left in the world.
Here at Wimpole we are very much working towards keeping this magnificent breed alive.
We have five Shire horses at Wimpole who are used for carriage rides, experience days and ridden work, such as musical ride displays.
The horses spend their days either out in the field, working or on display at the farm so that visitors get a chance to say hello. We also have plans to expand their work into agricultural jobs such as harrowing and ploughing.
We are currently recruiting for volunteers with equine experience to assist with our Shires on Fridays or Sundays. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org for further information