Equestrian, Agricultural & Amenity Contractors

Paddock Maintenance Specialists


    About Us

    Equestrian, Agricultural & Amenity Contractors

    During our third year of trading we have expanded our range of services in line with our clients’ needs and to cope with the vagaries of the Great British weather.

    Our core activity of Paddock Maintenance remains at the heart of Shire Country Services but with increase demand from across the North and the desire to make the most of our equipment and skills we have diversified our services to cater for the Equestrian, Agricultural and Amenity sectors.

    This includes clients from a wide variety of backgrounds including to name but a few, caravan and holiday parks, schools, councils, private homes, farm business and across industry.

    Although varying in type and size, they all have one in thing in common, a desire to receive first class customer care coupled with timely, efficient and affordable services delivered by polite and professional operators.

    We are completing a second phase of investment in order to expand our resources and put an additional team on the road, including another tractor, trailer and the extra equipment required to operate alongside it.

    We have also recently adopted a live customer contact and management system to provide efficient communication, job management and project delivery. All customer and job details are logged and managed to ensure we meet or exceed client expectations right from the initial contact and visit stage through to completion, regardless of how large or small the job may be.

    As well as our services throughout summer, we also work through winter to provide other seasonal products and services including our high quality hardwood logs, delivered throughout the area and snow clearances and gritting, either by contract or on a call as required basis.

    The Log Company


    The Log Company  is now a huge part of the business. It supplies of the finest quality kiln dried, hardwood and softwood logs. We offer consistent high quality, the convenience of online ordering, a friendly and efficient delivery service and the best possible value.

    All our logs are sustainably sourced, suitable for stoves and open fires, average less than 20% moisture content and are delivered for free across most of North Yorkshire, County Durham, Tyne & Wear and the Tees Valley. We also deliver outside this area for as little as £12.50 per bag using our reliable and cost effective distribution partners. Simply enter your postcode after choosing your products to see our best prices.

    The Background

    Throughout our beautiful home counties of North Yorkshire and Durham there are an ever growing number of properties with the benefit of land, equestrian establishments and more traditional smaller agricultural enterprises with an on-going requirement to make the most of their assets.

    As an inevitable result of the push for lower costs of production in farming and increased efficiency in agricultural contracting, the size of machinery used and seasonal pressures placed on these businesses has increased substantially over recent years. Unfortunately size of traditional pasture fields hasn’t!

    As such, those who relied on the good nature of a neighbouring farmer with a small tractor, or being able to draft in a nearby contractor have found it harder than ever to keep their property in optimum condition in an affordable, timely and sympathetic manner. Shire Country Services aims to do just this and more.
    We use modern, compact and powerful machinery which when running on turf tyres leaves minimal ruts or tread marks in even the wettest of conditions. The tractors are transported to each location on trailers towed by 4×4 pickups.

    Small paddocks or fields, overhanging trees and narrow gateways are easily accommodated and through using modern machinery and skilled operators this doesn’t have to be at the expense of output either.

    Years of experience in the professional equine industry, coupled with good farming pedigrees enables us to understand the requirements of our customers, offer sound and sensible advice and carry out tasks in a professional manner.

    Having identified an opportunity to offer an extensive range of services on a very mobile basis we are able to meet and exceed the expectations of Equestrian, Agricultural and Amenity clients alike.


    "Ed did a very good job thanks. Our paddocks look great, we're really pleased. "

    Sarah W

    "Thanks for your good work. We are very pleased with the results. "

    Judy W