Acton Scott's Shire Horses

by Sarah Jane Green in Acton Scott, England, United Kingdom

We did it
On 4th April 2019 we successfully raised £3,500 with 110 supporters in 56 days

To fund a new pair of working shire horses to enable Charlie and Joe to retire

by Sarah Jane Green in Acton Scott, England, United Kingdom

Charlie and Joe are our iconic Shire Horses here at Acton Scott Historic Working Farm.  Charlie in particular is approaching his retirement and we are looking to add a new pair of working horses to our stables.  Charlie is a wonderful horse who regularly has visitors grooming him, sitting on him or riding behind him on one of our carts.  For the heavier farm work he works in a pair with our younger horse called Joe.  Together they do all the work done by a modern tractor ie. ploughing right the way through to harvesting.

The Shire Horses are the museums unique selling point and by far our most popular attraction.  Visitors can really get to know the horses and enjoy regular visits or one of our heavy horse courses.

The money we raise will enable us to find a matched pair of working shire horses that already have some of the skills we need here at the farm.  They will have a wonderful new home on our Victorian Farm and have plenty of attention from our waggoner Simon as well as the rest of the staff and visitors.  Without our horses we could not grow our crops in order to feed the rest of our animals and tend the land.


This project offers rewards in return for your donation.

£250 or more

2 of 5 claimed

£250 Reward

A guided visit to Acton Scott Historic Working Farm including meeting our horses, spending time with our waggoner learning about our horses and the valuable work they do. A cart ride pulled by Charlie our current shire horse, plus lunch in our school house cafe with a bottle of prosecco. 1 donation = family visit, 2 adults and up to 3 children.

£10 or more

£10 Reward

A certificate thanking you for your donation.

£20 or more

£20 Reward

Certificate thanking you for your donation followed up with a photograph of our new horses once they are on site.

£50 or more

£50 Reward

Complimentary family ticket to visit Acton Scott Historic Working Farm, plus certificate and photograph as above. A family ticket is classed as 2 adults and up to 3 children

£100 or more

£100 Reward

Complimentary family season ticket, plus photograph and certificate as above. Family season ticket covers 2 adults and up to 3 children

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