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  • Annual General Meeting and Annual Dinner 2017

    The Annual General Meeting of the Wessex Heavy Horse Society will take place on February 11th 2017 Prompt 7pm start at The Olive Bowl 23 Business Park, Gillingham Dorset SP8 4PX Doors open 6:30pm   Committee members who retire in 2017 and ...
  • WHHS Shop

    I'm excited about this! It has taken some time to set up, but the Society now has a secure online store! The very first items available through the shop are Wearable Tickets for the 2016 Annual Show. These are t-shirts and hoodies displaying exclusive He...
  • 2016 Wessex Heavy Horse Show

    Wessex Heavy Horse Show & Country Fayre September 25th 2016 Turnpike Showground * By kind permission of the Gillingham and Shaftesbury Agricultural Society *     Tickets are now available for online purchase.   Schedule and entry form, ...
  • 2016 AGM and Dinner

    Saturday 13th was the 2016 Wessex Heavy Horse Society Annual General Meeting and Dinner. Some familiar faces were absent this year, due to illness or other commitments, and their apologies were made at the meeting. Best wishes to our society President, we...
  • 2016 AGM and Dinner

    The Wessex Heavy Horse Society'sAnnual General MeetingandAnnual DinnerFebruary 13th 2016   AGM 7pm Dinner 8pm Olive Bowl, Gillingham, SP8 4PX   Dinner bookings in advance please Menu and booking form available here.   Doors open at 6:30pm; A...
  • 2015 Wessex Heavy Horse Show

    September 27th 2015 from 9am Gillingham and Shaftesbury Showground, North Dorset   Latest news: Tickets available to book online The Ridden class will be a qualifier for Equifest 2016!   Planning for this year's show began right after the...
  • 2015 Working and Ploughing Match

    Sunday dawned dry but grey, with a cold wind. At least it wasn't raining! We had a good number of horses forward on the day, including five different breeds: Shire, Percheron, Suffolk, Comtois and American Spotted Draft. This year we also had vintage tra...
  • WHHS AGM and Annual Dinner 2015

    A reminder, as the original announcement post hs fallen off the bottom of the front page list: The Wessex Heavy Horse Society Annual General Meeting 2015 is on Valentine's Day, February 14th, starting at 7pm, at the Olive Bowl, Gillingham. The AGM will b...
  • 2015 WHHS Spring Working and Ploughing Match

    The Spring Working and Ploughing Match this year is on Sunday April 26th, gates first open from 10am (publicised start time is 10:30), at our usual venue at Holden's Farm (see the Event Calendar for address and map link). Wessex heavy Horse Society d...
  • Society visit to the Mouland stable

    What a unique experience the 23rd May turned out to be for the members of WHHS when over thirty members and friends all met at David and Crystal Mouland’s home near Fordingbridge. ...
  • 2014 Show: The Day In Pictures

    A selection of photographs through the day taken at the 2014 Wessex Heavy Horse Society Annual Show, including classes, displays, races, and dog show!   Click on 'Read More' below for the full story.   ...
  • Wessex Heavy Horse Show 2014 Results

    The results of the 2014 show are available online here. Click on 'Read More' below.   ...
  • The Wessex Heavy Horse Society Annual Show and Country Fayre 2014

    Sunday September 28th Turnpike Showground, North Dorset (Off the B3081 between Gillingham and Shaftesbury: SP7 9PL) Classes from 9am One of the largest Heavy Horse events in the South West   Mares, Foals, Youngstock, Geldings, Harness, Turn...
  • Grand Pudding Competition!

    At the Wessex Heavy Horse Show, 28th September What is a pudding competition? That's easy! Entering: Make your favourite dessert- make sure there's enough for several servings. You can only get as many votes as there are servings! Make another one, i...
  • Show Schedule Available to Download

    The 2014 Wessex Heavy Horse Show Schedule is available to download in pdf format....
  • Annual Show 2014

    The Wessex Heavy Horse Society Annual Show and Country Fayre to be held on the Gillingham and Shaftesbury Showground Sunday 28th September 2014   Show classes starting at 9am Schedule available to download here   West of England In Hand and Har...
  • Ploughing Match results

    The results from the Wessex annual Horse Ploughing Match held with the Spring Working on Easter Sunday are available online. Click on 'Read More'. ...
  • Harnessing Horses: Open Day for Members and Friends

      David and Crystel Mouland are very kindly opening the gates of their yard near Fordingbridge to all WHHS members and guests on 25 May 2014 for a Harnessing Horses Day. Many of you will have seen David and Crystel's magnificent Canadian Belgian horses ...
  • Heartbleed 'bug'

    Some of you may have come across the recent media hooha over the 'Heartbleed' vulnerability. I would like to assure users of this site that this site is safe. Firstly, the site does not and has never used any of the vulnerable parts of the software. Secon...
  • Spring Working and Ploughing Match

    The 2014 Annual Spring Working and Horse Ploughing Match takes place on Easter Sunday, 20th April! Gates are open from 10am, with free parking. Entry for adults is only £5, and children are free. It is held, once again, at Holdens Farm, East Knoyle, whic...