The Midlands Heavy Horse Association

Our History

The Midlands Heavy Horse Association was formed in April 1993 when a group of people met at the Bass Brewery in Burton on Trent.  It was realised by Terry Keegan and John Nicholson that there was need for such an association in the Midlands.  Such an organisation would provide opportunities for heavy horse owners to work the horse in a more relaxed atmosphere than was previously possible.  It would provide a centre point for social get togethers with like-minded people to exchange views and advice. This sort of organisation is of particular benefit to newcomers in the skills of handling the heavy/working horse which is not always the gentle giant that it has been portrayed as!

Now in our thirtieth year, as an Association we still take an active interest in the development of young people, they being the next generation of horsemen and women.  We hold an regular experience days and working weekends which youngsters are welcome to join and have a go at handling these magnificent creatures.


MHHA are grateful to the following people who have generously allowed us to use their photographs on this website:

Les Key

Kevin Wright

Peter Minshaw

Paula Day Photography

Emma Lowe Horse Photography