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  • 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...
  • Annual Show 2013 Results

      Click on the 'Read More...' button just below for the first of the results from the 2013 show. Thank you to all who entered, and congratualtions to those who won! The weather was fair to middling, with only a couple of very minor showers and some suns...
  • Grand Pudding Tasting Competition

    To be held at The Wessex Heavy Horse Show & Country Fayre The Gillingham and Shaftesbury Turnpike Showground Motcombe, Shaftesbury, Dorset, SP7 9PL On Sunday 29th September 2013 Starting at 9.30am     Like Making Puddings? 1. Mak...
  • It's Showtime!

    Sunday 29th September 2013 Wessex Heavy Horse Show & Country Fayre with the West of England In Hand and Harness Championships (kindly sponsored by Wadworth Brewery) On the Gillingham and Shaftesbury Showground (map) Classes for Foals, Youngstock, Ma...
  • CET (Equine Transport) Course

      The Society is looking into organising a course in the Wessex area for those wishing to obtain the Certificate of Equine Transport.You need this Certificate if you are transporting a horse for sale or for any paid activity, or if you are employed to d...
  • Spring Working: The Day in Pictures

    Sunday 21st April saw a beautiful sunny start to the Wessex Heavy Horse Society's Spring Working day, which stayed dry (though a little cold) throughout. Here is a small sample of the events of the day, in photographs. Just click on the 'Read More...' but...
  • Ploughing Match 2013 Results

    Wessex Heavy Horse Society Annual Ploughing Match 2013 (Held as part of the Spring Working) 1st Martin Kerswell 2nd Malcolm Kerswell 3rd Geoff Arnor Best Gelding: Malcolm Kerswell (1st), Martin Kerswell (2nd), Geoff Arnor (3rd) Best Single Horse: Ge...
  • Spring Working Posters and Fliers

    Posters (image format) and fliers (pdf format, 2 per A4sheet) are available to download and print to help advertise the Wessex Heavy Horse Society's Spring Working: Spring Working 2013 Poster (jpg) Spring Working 2013 Flier (pdf) If you can help by put...
  • Annual Show booking forms posted

    Booking forms for the Annual Show 2013 (September 29th) have been posted in the Events section for Exhibitors, Traders and Charities. These are available in both pdf and Word formats....
  • New Forest Dog Deaths

    As we have members and website visitors in the New Forest area and the south: At least half a dozen dogs have died after having been walked in the Latchmore Brook area of the New Forest, near Fordingbridge. All these dogs cut or injured their legs or paws...
  • Spring Working and Ploughing Match

    The WHHS Spring Working is on April 21st, easily accessible from the A350 at the Hindon turning, and open to the public from 10am. See the Contact Us link on the left for contact details for trade stand space and general enquiries. This year we hope to r...
  • Website Addresses

    The wessesheavyhorsesociety web site address is long and complex to type in, and thus prone to errors and consequently to making it hard to reach the site. I've been adding a variety of new addresses behind the scenes, to help with this and also to help t...
  • Working Horse Trust is looking for a new home

    The Working Horse Trust is a registered charity based in kent, dedicated to the preservation and promotion of the traditional working heavy horse, and run by volunteers. It holds farm open days and a Heavy Horse Show, experience days, training courses and...
  • Spring Working to include Ploughing Match

    Following a terrible year for many shows and outdoor events in 2012 (including our own very soggy Annual Show), it has been decided to combine the Wessex Society's popular, relaxed and friendly Spring Working with the Annual Ploughing Match (which has ...
  • AGM and Annual Dinner 2013

    The Wessex Heavy Horse Society AGM will be held on Saturday 16th February 2013 Starts 7pm promptly to be held at The Olive Bowl Unit 23 Brickfield Business Park, Gillingham, Dorset, SP8 4PX To be followed by the Annual Dinner From 8pm (Order for...
  • Sun shines for the ploughing match

    Brisk and breezy it might have been, but the sunshine was a very welcome change after so many events have been all but washed away this year. The Society's sixth annual match saw a respectable number of entries, with ten competetive entries- nine pairs an...
  • Fun Dog Show at the Ploughing Match

    Saturday 27th October 2012 Horse Ploughing Match and Fun Dog Show Arundell Farm SP7 9LL (Off the A30) Open to the public from 9:30am   Don't forget! The ploughing match is this Saturday! Weather forecast is good, and the site seems to have held u...