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 and is the epitome and centre stone of our long and great traditional English Heritage. The horse has been amazingly versatile over time, initially starting as a war horse for the Knights then becoming more suited to heavy farm work and powering the agricultural and industrial businesses that forged the way for Great Britain to prosper in the 19th & 20th Centuries. From a humble cart horse the Shire has developed and changed drastically through selective breeding, and while there are still definite distinctions in "type" between traditional Shires and Modern Shires, many are now used for showing and have a very modern conformation much akin to their ancestral cousins the Clydesdales, which have added very silky feather and good movement to the breed among other desirable attributes of the modern day.
Set in the Heart of the Fens, Old Croft Shire Stud endeavour to breed and produce top quality Shire horses. We are well positioned to breed top quality show horses, with our carefully selected stallions to compliment our powerful true to type mares. Top quality conformation, powerful size, and amiable temperaments are all factors we take into account- as well as a top pedigree of course! We like horses that are full of character and represent what a Shire Horse is truly known for- their power and majesty.
We have sold many horses abroad and in the UK in recent years, meeting the customers needs is one of our main goals. We enjoy meeting new people from all around the world, and we will make the customer feel welcome with a good experience in buying a Shire horse. We are happy to help with export paperwork, arranging vettings and arranging transport.
Our Colt foals may be offered for sale at weaning time which is late summer/Autumn. 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 are lucky to have some of the best horses in the Shire breed to work with. We hope you enjoy the website and see us in the Show ring near you soon!!
NEWS FLASH- WEANING TIME!!
OC ELEGANCE- BLACK FILLY FOAL BY DEIGHTON ARISTOCRAT (5 MONTHS IN PICTURE)
OC SERGIO- BLACK COLT FOAL BY MOORFIELD EDWARD (4 MONTHS IN PICTURE)