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SESHA Heavy Horse & Country Show

Show dates for 2019: Sunday 5th & Monday 6th May 2019.

The SESHA Heavy Horse and Country Show is one of the biggest Heavy and Working Horse shows in the South East, taking place at the East Bysshe Showground, RH7 6LF on the A22. This year’s show is shaping up to be the best yet, with a fully packed programme over 2 days.

Sunday sees the Magnificent Working Heavy Horses demonstrating their skills. See the sheer muscle power of these gentle giants as they harrow the land, using traditional techniques. Their agility will also be put to the test in exciting timed trials, where horses pulling harrows weave through hazards and obstacles to compete to be the fastest.

Monday is showing day, where the horses get dressed up in their finery. The day includes: In-hand, Driven and Ridden Classes. The Mare and Foal Class is always popular with visitors, giving them the chance to see the progression from foals to fully grown horses. The Young Handlers class gives handlers aged 13 to 18 a chance to show off their skills. The Trade and Agricultural turnout includes Brewery Drays, Wagons and Tip Carts. All Class winners will then compete for the Supreme Champion of the Show, followed by a final Grand Parade.

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The South Eastern Shire Horse Association

The South Eastern Shire Horse Association was formed in 1983 by a group of likeminded people to further the knowledge, understanding and love of this fine breed of horse.

The Association encourages and supports competitive endeavour, responsible ownership and breeding, our members are often found at shows with their animals showing in hand, turnout and ridden.

You do not have to be a horse owner to join the association; enthusiasts are welcome for their input and support.

SESHA, covering Surrey, Sussex and Kent, believe in responsible ownership and competition to keep the shire breed and ploughing horses strong and continuing for generations to come.
Visit SESHA in Surrey to learn more about shire breeding, working horse displays, horse competitions, sheepdog display and country stalls. There is a special selection of vintage cars too.

SESHA’s History

Kids and families can enjoy a great day out in Surrey and Sussex with shopping, traditional shire horses, heavy horse displays, miniature horses and terrier racing. See military vehicles and horse competition in Surrey.

Trade Stands

Support the Shire horse, traditional horse breeds and visit our county show in Blindley Heath, Surrey to see the young horse handlers competition, sheepdog display and birds of prey display.

Shire Breeding

Our charity is proud to host the Blindley Heath SESHA Country show in Surrey, near Outwood, with a dog show, terrier dog racing, miniature shetland ponies, horse ploughing, powerful birds of prey and falconry display with vintage vehicles.

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Quick Facts


The South Eastern Shire Horse Association was formed in 1983 by Brian Searle and Graham Bournes.

SESHA’s Future

SESHA greatly appreciates all the strong support in the past and for the future.

SESHA’s Mission

To improve the breed and promote the breeding of Shire Horses.

SESHA’s Partners

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Heavy Horse World logo

The SESHA Heavy Horse & Country Show Sponsors

Main Ring Sponsor 2018 – JM Sealant Contracts Limited

Mr. P. Bower & L. Henderson
Mr. & Mrs. F. Carson
Countryside Restoration Trust
Feldon Dunsmore Solicitors
JM Sealant Contracts Ltd.

Kinghams of Croydon
Mr. W. Langley & Miss M.
Mayes & Scrine Equine Vets
Old Macdonalds Farm

Mr. M. Richardson
Mr. B. Rowling
Mr. G. Sparrow
Weald Insurance Brokers Ltd
Whitehorse Farm Carriages

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South Eastern Shire Horse Association added 4 new photos.Tuesday, February 19th, 2019 at 11:55pm
10 Weeks, 4 Days and 19 hours until the SESHA Heavy Horse & Country Show
5th & 6th May 2019
South Eastern Shire Horse Association
South Eastern Shire Horse Association shared Shire Horse Society's post.Saturday, February 16th, 2019 at 2:21am
*** Novice Ridden Class- National Show ***
A late change to the class rule has been brought in to encourage and help the ridden competitors. Horses of any age that have not been previously shown in ridden classes are able to enter the Novice. The class is therefore open to Horses of any age. Horses already entered should not have won a Ridden Class at County Level. Horses that have geniunely been broken over the winter will now hopefully be able to come forward.
Given this amendment should anyone wish to submit a late entry the office will accept them up to Wednesday 20th February. Likewise, anyone entered in the Open and would like to swap their entry to the Novice are able to do so. The spirit of the class is for genuine Novice Ridden Horses, not those that have campaigned in Ridden classes in previous seasons. We hope that this is seen as further encouragement and support for ridden competitors.