Always held on the first Sunday in August, the Essex Shire Horse Association's heavy horse show is a day out not to be missed.  
Relocated in 2021 to the Beechwood Equestrian Centre in Rettendon, the show usually includes arena displays of:
  • Stunning heavy horses in hand
  • Ground-shaking harness turnouts
  • Beautiful decorated harness 
  • Elegant ridden classes
  • Quick-stepping light horses in harness
  • Fast and furious dog agility 
  • Countryside activities
Outside of the arena, there are refreshment stands, trade stands and demonstration areas where you can see heavy horses being shod or plaited up for a show class.