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.




 Our Latest News


We are very excited to announce the 2018 Shire Horse Society Calendars are now available for purchase!!

At $30 per calendar (plus postage) they are fantastic quality and a wonderful way to promote and support the Shire breed! You can order your calanders through this page or Somone Landry via Facebook. Be quick as number are limited! A sneak peak of the calendar will be available in the coming days!
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We congratulate Helene Scarf on being elected President of the Shire Horse Society Australia for the next two years. Also congratulations to Somone Landry on being elected Treasurer for the next two years. Congratulations to Corinne Hollis on being elected to the committee for the next two years as well. Under our Constitution, half of our committee positions come up for re-election every two years. This ensures some continuity. ... See MoreSee Less

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