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! We are well positioned to breed top quality show horses, with our extremely good quality selection of broodmares, and carefully selected stallions to compliment our mares conformation and pedigree. 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, and due to the nature of the horse breeding and showing industry we ocassionally have horses for sale.

Our Colt foals may 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. We hope you enjoy the website!!



Gorgeous George Victorious at National Show

George won his 2 year old class with very strong competition, and went on to reserve Junior Champion Stallion of the 2016 National Shire Show!!



OC Honeysuckle was 2nd prize yearling filly in another very competitive class at the 2016 National Shire Show!!





To actively breed Shire Horses with correct confirmation as described in the Shire Horse Society Breed Standard.

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

To help and promote the Shire Horse.

Flaming enthusiasm, backed up by horse sense and persistence, is the quality that most frequently makes for success. ~ Dale Carnegie