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Hook Norton Brewery Shire Horse

Shire Horse Success at Tackley Show

Hook Norton Brewery, now one of only three breweries in the UK with working, delivering Shire Horses proved triumphant this weekend at Tackley Horse Show.

Tackley Horse show, took place last Sunday (24/4/22) with a variety of different horses and ponies competing both ridden, and in-hand.
The Breweries 3 year old gelding, Brigadier competed in the 3 year old and under class, bringing home a respectable 2nd place, before parading in the Best Turned Out class and securing 1st place.

Nicholas Carter, Head Coachman commented ‘It’s been a fantastic start to the show season for us, with these rosettes adding to the collection he previously won at the National Shire Show in March.
Brigadier excelled himself once more and was a fantastic advert for the Brewery, turning many heads. A huge thanks must go to the organiser for a great show.’


Shire Horses remain at critical risk of extinction, with their numbers rapidly declining due to no longer having a use in agricultural work, despite this they do make fantastic riding horses and their popularity is slowly growing year by year.

Hook Norton Brewery has recently achieved the accolade of ‘Shire Horse Society Approved Centre’ status, meeting a rigorous set criteria ensuring their stables confirm to the highest of standards and the knowledgeable team on site are working in unison with the society to support and raise awareness of these magnificent animals.

To keep up with the Breweries two resident Shire horses and Clydesdale, head to their Facebook ‘Hooky Brewery Heavy Horses.’