The National Shire Show is back for another year

The National Shire Show which includes the Southern Highlands Heavy Horse Show is back for another year.

The 2019 Show, at the Moss Vale Showgrounds, was a stand-out with over 50 heavy horses strutting their stuff in the rings. Over 350 people braved the chilling conditions to come and see these magnificent horses working, walking and even taking part in dressage.

The public were also able to visit the stable areas and see the horses getting ready for their events.

This year we are shortening the Show to one day in recognition of current circumstances. However, the program is still full of the great events from last year and we will be encouraging the public to come down to the stabling yards and see these gentle giants up close and personal!

The President of the Shire Horse Breeders Association, Cai Thomas, said 'We believe strongly in this Show and we don't want to let exhibitors, members or the public down.

"However, we can't ignore the impact the fires and drought have had on the Southern Highlands and other communities," Ms Thomas said.

"We know many of the exhibitors are currently hand feeding their horses. A one-day show allows them to minimise the time away from their farms but still allows them to bring their horses to Moss Vale."

The shortened program will still include standard led and ridden classes as well as dressage, harness and fun activities like the pumpkin snatch.

The Concours d'Elegance will be held over lunch so, if you love gorgeous outfits, this is a must-see.

We also want to acknowledge the fantastic work of the RFS and volunteers, so we are donating all the gate takings to the RFS.

  • Date: 23 February 2020
  • Venue: Moss Vale Showgrounds
  • The program is available on the SHBA website at
  • For further information please contact Christine Ellis on 0435 963 260

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This story Moss Vale's ninth National Shire Show ready for February first appeared on Southern Highland News.