Old Croft Shire Stud specialises in breeding and showing Shire horses, the "Great Horse" that can trace its ancestry back to the time of William the Conqueror. Set in the Heart of the Fens, Old Croft Shire Stud endeavour to breed and produce top quality Shire horses. We are breeders that show our own stock and aim to produce the next generation of show winners! Occassionally we will buy in a horse to keep fresh bloodlines but generally we are able to breed, with our extremely good quality selection of broodmares, some great show animals. Conformation, size, and temperament are all factors we take into account- not just the pedigree! We like horses that are pleasing to the eye and have docile temperaments, a trait the "gentle giants" are known for.

We have sold many horses abroad and in the UK in recent years, meeting the customers needs is one of our main goals, and due to the nature of the horse breeding and showing industry we ocassionally have horses for sale.

Our Colt foals will generally be offered for sale at weaning time (late summer). However if you are interested in any of the horses we have please feel free to enquire. We have a vast network of contacts and are willing to help every customer try to find the horse of their dreams even if we don't have one suitable, we may know of one so please feel free to send us an email noting what you are looking for. We do encourage people to enquire early in the breeding season if they are interested in foals or mares in foal.

Our Passion is breeding and showing our horses, and we realise how lucky we are to be able to do this with some of the best horses in the Shire breed.

 

NEWS FLASH

OCS SHIRES GREAT RESULTS AT PETERBOROUGH SHIRE SHOW 2013!!

OC CHARISMA HAS WON THE 2YO FILLY CLASS AND GONE ON TO TAKE RESERVE JUNIOR CHAMPION FEMALE, AND DEIGHTON ARISTOCRAT HAS WON THE 3YO STALLION CLASS AT THE NATIONAL SHOW

 

OC CHARISMA 1ST PRIZE 2YO FILLY AND RESERVE JUNIOR CHAMPION


 

DEIGHTON ARISTOCRAT 1ST PRIZE 3YO STALLION

 




To actively breed Shire Horses with the right temperament and conformation to show competitively.

To show quality Shire horses that have the desired conformation, and necessary power to compete in show classes.

To help and promote the Shire Horse.

A horse! A horse! My kingdom for a horse! ~ William Shakespeare