Shires’ Guide to Turnout Rugs

If you’re always checking the weather forecast and feeling confused by all the rugs available, we’re here to help. Find out how to select a suitable rug and check out our latest turnout rug range. What to consider when selecting a rug: When choosing a weight of turnout rug, there are a number of factors... Continue Reading →

Shires Equestrian: Then & Now

With Shires Equestrian celebrating its 50th anniversary this September, we’re taking a trip down memory lane to see how our products have changed over the years. From the beginning, Shires has been dedicated to the needs of their customers. It was listening to their feedback about the incorrect fit of the products he was trading that... Continue Reading →

Shires Equestrian Celebrates 50th Anniversary

Shires Equestrian turns 50 this September. From humble beginnings, the company has evolved into a trusted household brand. Malcolm Ainge, founder of Shires Equestrian, started the company in 1968 with only a small loan of stock to sell at cattle markets and racecourse auctions. Now the company has approximately 1,800 stockists worldwide and recently won... Continue Reading →

Post XC Recovery

As you’re cruising through the finish line of the cross country course, hopefully with a clear round and big grin on your face, it’s time to start thinking about your horse’s recovery.  After working hard around the course, they’ll have worked up a sweat, so the priority is to cool them down and get their... Continue Reading →

Style Spotlight: Riding Tights

Over the last few years, riding tights have surged in popularity, but what is it that makes them so popular with equestrians? With so many variations of riding tights out there, we're here to give you the low-down on these high-waisted wonders, helping you understand their features, how to style them and when to wear... Continue Reading →

Your Guide to Pony Club Camp

It’s summer which means that Pony Club Camp is coming up.  A week in the sunshine with ponies and friends – what could be more fun?!  Get ready to spend plenty of time in the saddle and learn lots too.  Before you go, here’s our advice so you have the best week ever. Preparing for... Continue Reading →

Shires Equestrian Sponsor 4* Event Rider Matthew Wright

Matthew Wright is the latest name in eventing to become a member of Team Shires. The Nottinghamshire-based rider joins fellow event riders Camilla Speirs, Emily Beshear, Selena O’Hanlon and Bonnie Fishburn as part of the team of performance riders who "are passionate about their riding careers and their horses." His previous achievements include a silver... Continue Reading →

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