Welcome to the home of Shire Horses in Australia!


The Shire Horse is the English heavy draught horse breed.  It is the biggest horse in the world and has a long, well-documented history dating from when its ancestors were used by knights in battle hundreds of years ago.

The Shire Horse Society Australia was established in 1978 and represents Australia's leading shire breeders and enthusiasts who work to promote and protect this magnificent and very rare breed.

The Society promotes the breeding and showing of Shire Horses. The Shire Horse is an extremely versatile horse and we promote its use as a driving, riding and pleasure horse.

The Society's committee upholds the breed standard in Australia by appointing an Official Panel of Judges and by teaching about the breed.

The Shire Horse Society Australia runs The Australian Shire Horse Stud Book, the Shire Shire Horse Registry and the Shire Sporthorse Registry.

The Society provides services to its members and those interested in owning a Shire. We would love for you to join us in our mission to promote the future of the great Shire Horse both in Australia and also in the wider world.




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The Shire Horse Society Australia is very proud and humbled to be a supporter of The Australian War Animal Memorial which will be opened in Pozieres France in July this year. Our Paver and Purple Rose are "In Memory of the Horses that Served."
These special commemorative badges have been made for the occasion.

New Purple poppy war animal pin/badge is out. Available from SBA Precious Metals- Melbourne- contact them for details. These have been especially made to honour the war animal memorial opening at Pozieres, France this 21 July. There are two versions of the presentation package one Australian and one designed for UK, NZ and USA. The badge remains the same. The pin consists of our AWAMO purple poppy with leaf-A horse shoe and dog paw inside.
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Photo Competition 2012

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Congratulations to all exhibitors at the Sydney Royal Easter Show! This is the premiere Shire Show in Australia and it was a great showcase of our amazing breed.

Results

Shire Colt, under 2yrs.

1 MR BYRON BIFFIN & MS INEKE KUIPER BREDBO NSW 2626
INGLESIDE INVINCIBLE

CLASS: 467 - Shire Stallion, 4yrs & over

1 MR PETER MC KEON DARNUM VIC 3122
SOUTHERN CROSS APOLLO

2 MR CAI THOMAS & MRS EMMA THOMAS GUNDAROO NSW 2620
DARKMOOR DA VINCI

3 MR DARYN POST LAKE BATHURST NSW 2580
TOORA OBERON STAR

CHAMPION AND RESERVE CHAMPION SHIRE STALLION OR COLT

Champion
MR PETER MC KEON DARNUM VIC 3122
SOUTHERN CROSS APOLLO

Reserve Champion
MR CAI THOMAS & MRS EMMA THOMAS GUNDAROO NSW 2620
DARKMOOR DA VINCI

Shire Filly, under 2yrs.

1 MS SOMONE LANDRY PHEASANTS NEST NSW 2574
INGLESIDE ALICIA

2 MR CAI THOMAS & MRS EMMA THOMAS GUNDAROO NSW 2620
DARKMOOR CHARLOTTE

3 MR CAI THOMAS & MRS EMMA THOMAS GUNDAROO NSW 2620
DARKMOOR ELIZABETH

Shire Filly, 2yrs & under 4yrs.

1 MR BYRON BIFFIN & MS INEKE KUIPER BREDBO NSW 2626
INGLESIDE AMERICA

2 MR BYRON BIFFIN & MS INEKE KUIPER BREDBO NSW 2626
INGLESIDE HANNAH

CLASS: 471 - Shire Mare, 4yrs & over.

1 MR COLIN LORD NOWRA NSW 2541
TULLYMORE EUGENIA

2 MRS HELENE SCARF BARRENGARRY NSW 2577
LUSCOMBE JOY

3 MR CAI THOMAS & MRS EMMA THOMAS GUNDAROO NSW 2620
TULLYMORE LADY MARGARET

CHAMPION AND RESERVE CHAMPION SHIRE MARE OR FILLY

Champion
MR BYRON BIFFIN & MS INEKE KUIPER BREDBO NSW 2626
INGLESIDE AMERICA

Reserve Champion
MR COLIN LORD NOWRA NSW 2541
TULLYMORE EUGENIA

SUPREME CHAMPION SHIRE & The Shire Horse Society Australia Perpetual Trophy in memory of Kathryn McKay and Greg Hosa, for the Supreme Champion Shire.
Winner
MR PETER MC KEON DARNUM VIC 3122
SOUTHERN CROSS APOLLO

Shire Gelding, 3yrs & under.

1 MR BYRON BIFFIN & MS INEKE KUIPER BREDBO NSW 2626
INGLESIDE TUXEDO

2 MISS RACHEL MORGAN PITT TOWN NSW 2756
SHANDELL PARK ELI

3 MRS HELENE SCARF BARRENGARRY NSW 2577
CEDARS STORMY GEORGE

Shire Gelding, 4yrs & over.

1 MR COLIN LORD NOWRA NSW 2541
TULLYMORE SIR WIILIAM

2 MISS SARAH DOOLEY THIRLMERE NSW 2572
INGLESIDE LUCKY CHANCE

3 BLAKELEY FAMILY YASS NSW 2582
SOUTHERN CROSS NICKOLAS

4 MS SAM WEIR GOULBURN NSW 2580
SOUTHERN CROSS CALEDONIAN DRAGON

BEST SHIRE GELDING & The Shire Horse Society Australia Perpetual Trophy for Best Shire Gelding.
Winner - MR BYRON BIFFIN & MS INEKE KUIPER BREDBO NSW 2626
INGLESIDE TUXEDO

Ridden Shire Stallion, Mare or Gelding, any age.

1 MR BYRON BIFFIN & MS INEKE KUIPER BREDBO NSW 2626
INGLESIDE TUXEDO

2 MR DARYN POST LAKE BATHURST NSW 2580
TOORA OBERON STAR

3 MISS SARAH DOOLEY THIRLMERE NSW 2572
INGLESIDE LUCKY CHANCE

4 BLAKELEY FAMILY YASS NSW 2582
SOUTHERN CROSS NICKOLAS

5 MS LOUISE BROWN & MR NOEL BROWN GRESFORD NSW 2311
TULLYMORE SIR EDWARD
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