The Shire Horse Centre
The Norfolk Shire Horse Centre is a visitor attraction in West Runton. Established in 1982, the centre brings together a collection of different breeds of draught horses Some originated in this country, others are European breeds. The shire horses are complemented by a number of breeds of ponies native to the UK, and some have foals which are also on display. The centre has assembled a unique collection of equine animals. On the site there is also a collection of pre-war horse-drawn machinery, including a mowing machine, binders, a toppler, wagons, and carts. The centre also offers shire-horse pulled rides. There is also a stable and riding school where basic riding is taught and the dozen or so horses and ponies are worked throughout the year. There is also a covered riding school. Trekking is arranged through some of the local countryside on the North Norfolk coast, through National Trust property, Forestry Commission pine woods and open undulating farmland with sea views.
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