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.

Our Passion is breeding and showing our horses, and we feel lucky to have some of the best horses in the Shire breed to work with.

 

NEWS FLASH

DEIGHTON ARISTOCRAT SHOW RESULTS AT SPRING SHOW HELD AT ARENA UK!!

OCS SHIRES GREAT START TO THE SHOW SEASON AT NEWARK!!

 

DEIGHTON ARISTOCRAT IN HIS STAND SHOW.

2ND PLACE 4YO STALLION 2014


 

GROVEMERE DOLLY 18.2HH BLACK 4 YO BARREN MARE.

2ND PLACE AT NEWARK 2014.

 




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.

And God took a handful of southerly wind, blew his breath upon it, and created the horse. ~ Bedouin Legend