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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This is our paver which will be placed at the Australian War Animal Memorial in Pozieres. We are very excited that our Society will be forever linked with this wonderful memorial and all of those wonderful, courageous horses who served in World War 1, and indeed all wars. ... See MoreSee Less

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The Shire Horse Society Australia is supporting a wonderful Australian War Animal Memorial at Pozieres, in France. It has been organised by the Australia War Animals Memorials. We remember all the animals, but especially the horses, who served and died on the Western Front in World War 1.

Everyone is invited to attend the commissioning of this very lovely monument and garden on 21st July in France. Contact our Society for more information.

This is a diagram of the memorial, which has French government approval. The main monument depicts a horse, rising out the mud. The plaques consist of a War Animal Poem, a bronze wreath with purple poppies, and a St Francis plaque.There will also be a grove of purple poppies.
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