The Heavy Horse Breeds
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Our Heavy Horses
Within the British Isles, there are 3 Native breeds, these being the Clydesdale, Shire and Suffolk Punch. However, there is a fourth that is highly recognised, that of the Percheron even though this breed was imported many many years ago.
The recognised English Shire Horse dates back to the mid to late 1700s, however, prior to this were the English Draft Horse in and around the 16th Century.
What's on Offer
Member of a club or social group? Join us for a visit! Discounts made for group bookings and lunches/carriage rides can be included in the price. Please get in touch to book your visit.
We are available to provide talks about the centre and heavy horses at external venues. Please get in touch to discuss your requirements.
Short carriage rides run throughout the school holidays; please check the homepage or Facebook for up-to-date information relating to the rides.
Both horses and equipment are available to hire for film and production work. Both our horses and handlers have years of experience with heavy horses and would be happy to discuss your requirements. We also offer Hay Farms' historic setting and spectacular views as a film location.