The Shire Horse Society Australia, established in 1978, represents Australia's leading Shire Breeders and enthusiasts who work to promote and protect this magnificent and very rare breed. The society is also the Registrar of The Australian Shire Horse Stud Book.




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 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. Our committee upholds the breed standard in Australia by appointing an Official Panel of Judges and education about the breed.

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

We also 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 globally as well.


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The Sydney Royal Easter Show has announced that horse entries will be deferred until after 1st December. No more hint has been given as to whether the show will go ahead.

This is Ingleside Lucky Chance winning the Shire Horse Society Australia Heritage Perpetual Trophy for Best Gelding at Sydney Royal Easter Show in 2016. Owned and exhibited by Sarah Dooley. With the Judge, Louise Beer.
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Our Society is extremely pleased to announce that we have a new Committee member in Alan Mayne. Alan has owned Shires since 2011, owning 11 since then and 8 Shires at present. He has been a long time member of our Society. Alan, and Judy King, traveled all the way from the Adelaide Hills, by car, to attend some of our seminars and clinics at Camden NSW.

Alan and Judy truly love their Shires and have bred some lovely foals. Here is Alan with one of them, Kirkliston Heart of Oak, now standing at stud at the Ingleside Shire Horse Stud. Welcome to our Committee Alan and we look forward to working with you to promote the magnificent Shire in Australia and the world.
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