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The Bodelwyddan Castle event, on Sunday, August 30, will have one of the largest gatherings of Shire and other heavy horse breeds in Britain.
By the 1880s the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals and various promoters of heavy horse breeds had turned the parades into not only a free show for Liverpudlians, but also a chance to reward the owners of well-kept, healthy horses and encourage higher standards both of equine welfare and breeding.
Once the engine of the North East's farms and a familiar sight pulling delivery wagons through the streets, heavy horse breeds like the Shire, Clydesdale and Suffolk now depend enthusiasts for their survival.