From tiny Shetlands to majestic Clydesdales, watch horses compete in a range of events. Enjoy a spectacular stunt-riding show, horse rides, craft activities, a children’s hobby horse arena and more.


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There's lots to enjoy at this year's Heavy Horse Show, including three show arenas, stunt-riding and activities for children. Plus admission includes a visit to our award-winning museum and farm. Early bird tickets are available until Sunday 2 July.

Arena shows

  • Heavy Horse Arena – watch Clydesdales being judged in the ring, including in-hand, ridden and turnout classes.
  • Shetland and Highland Arena – watch a selection of smaller heavy horses compete in a variety of classes.
  • Riders of the Storm – an exhilarating equestrian stunt show.

Other activities

  • Clydesdale horse rides
  • Pony and alpaca meet-and-greet
  • Hobby Horse show jump arena
  • Family crafts
  • Temporary horse-themed tattoos


As well as tasty treats from Shielings Café, you can also sample a burger from Well Hung and Tender or a toastie from the Gourmet Toastie Van.

Header image: Watch horses and ponies in a range of events © Ruth Armstrong Photography.

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Event information


16 Jul 2017


National Museum of Rural Life, East Kilbride, G76 9HR

How much

Early Bird tickets until 2 July

Adult £8 /Concession £7.50
Child (5-15) £5.50
Child (under 5) Free
Family (2 adults, 2 children) £23

National Museums Scotland Members Free

National Trust for Scotland Members: Adult £7.50, Child £5

Full price tickets

Adult £10/Concession £9
Child £6 (under 5s free)
Family (2 adults, 2 children) £27

National Museums Scotland Members free

*Concession entry for National Trust for Scotland Members: Adult £9, Child £5.50

** Concession prices apply to 60+, students and unemployed with ID, disabled people. Carers of disabled people free. A valid NUS or Young Scot card must be shown.

Booking information

Book in person, call 0300 123 6789 or online

Book Early Bird tickets

Find out how to get to the Heavy Horse Show here.

National Museum of Rural Life
Wester Kittochside
Philipshill Road,
East Kilbride,
G76 9HR