Wimpole's Shire horse project

Wimpole shire horses coming in from the paddock

Our heavy horses have some new stabling that will allow them to be housed together for the first time and provide a better viewing area for our visitors.

If you like to see the Shires at Wimpole you might have noticed there was a limited view of the horses while they stood in their stalls, you used to see their backsides!  The Shire horse team also worked in three other areas of the farm and there was no dedicated area to run daily events and demonstrations for visitors to watch.

What was the plan?

Building works and stabling has provided six new much larger stables, two stalls, a hot water wash box and more chances for people to learn about and meet the Shire horses.

Moving in

With the work now complete the Shires have moved in, are getting used to the larger space with rubber flooring and are enjoying having a hot shower!  

Wimpole Shire horse Jasper in his new Stable
Wimpole Shire horse Jasper in his new Stable
Wimpole Shire horse Jasper in his new Stable

Your chance to come and have a look . . .

You can visit the Shire horses whenever our farm is open and we run special tours, talks and demonstrations throughout the year.

Events include information about how the new stables were built, why they were needed and most importantly you can meet the horses in their fantastic new accommodation. Demonstrations include harnessing and grooming the horses.

Check our events page to find out the next date for your diary.   

Wimpole Shire Horse Project