National Shire Show to be Streamed Live for the First Time
The National Shire Show 2022 will be streamed live for the first time thanks to the organisers partnering with leading equestrian sports and lifestyle network, Horse & Country (H&C).
The event will be broadcast live and worldwide on H&C’s streaming service, H&C+, and the action can also be watched on-demand from the following day for those who can’t catch the live stream. Members can watch online or with H&C’s mobile apps, as well as on Roku, Apple TV, Android TV, and Amazon Fire. Full details on how to join can be found at horseandcountry.tv
The partnership between the Shire Horse Society and H&C is a historical moment, as it marks the first time that the National Shire Show has been streamed live.
Secretary of the Shire Horse Society and Show Director Victoria Clayton said:
We are thrilled to announce that H&C will be streaming our National Shire Show live on Saturday 12th and Sunday 13th March. This gives Shire horse fans from around the world the opportunity to watch our show. It also gives members who are competing the chance to look back at their performances in the ring at a later date by using the on-demand option.
The National Shire Show is the world’s largest gathering of Shire horses, so it’s very fitting that the event is being broadcast globally.”
Taking place for the first time at Newark Showground in Nottinghamshire on Saturday 12thMarch and Sunday 13th March, the National Shire Show 2022 features Shire horses being shown in all their glory, in hand, in harness and ridden.
It also features a range of trade and other stands, plus other entertainment, making it a fascinating day out for all the family.
Only a few decades ago, the breed was in danger of dying out. But it has experienced a resurgence in recent years, although it is still on the endangered breed list compiled by the Rare Breeds Survival Trust, with fewer than 300 pedigree Shire horse foals born in the UK every year.
The Shire Horse Society is the only charity dedicated to the protection, promotion and improvement of the Shire horse.
H&C’s membership costs £5.99 per month with no contract, and there’s also an annual option at £59.99. The programming line-up on H&C+ includes live coverage from leading sporting competitions in all equestrian disciplines, as well as training and learning shows, documentaries and entertainment.
For more information about the Shire Horse Society and the show, visit www.shire-horse.org.uk