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 Australia 1978 and we work to promote and protect this magnificent, 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 upholds the breed standard in Australia by appointing an Official Panel of Judges and by teaching about the breed.

The Shire Horse Society Australia is the custodian of 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


Huge congratulations to Fiona Gordon on winning Supreme Hack of Show at the massive 9 day Australian Stock Horse National Show. Our connection with Fiona is that she very generously donated half a day last year to help our judges and probationary judges set patterns for, and improve their assessment of, Ridden Heavy Horse Classes. Together with Ashley Kelly on her Clydesdale, they did a wonderful job. Fiona won the title out of a class of 400!!! We do like to learn from the best! ... See MoreSee Less

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One last final friendly reminder from our lovely registrar.... all 2015 foals will turn 1 in 9 days. If they aren't registered by August 1st 2016 late fees will apply. ... See MoreSee Less

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