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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There are some slight changes to the procedure for the hair parentage DNA test.
DNA Hair Sample Procedure for new Registrations

1. Contact the Registrar for the kits, stickers and return addressed envelopes. You can store some of these if you want to.

2. After the vet takes the hair sample, and the card and the sticker is filled in etc, post it away in the return addressed envelopes provided.

3. Send the vet sketched identification papers and the new registration form to the Registrar.

4. Pay all due fees. Fees need to be paid before the new registration will be processed.

5. Let the Secretary or the Registrar know by email that you have paid the fees. This is a great help to us as bank funds transfers don’t always tell us what they are for.
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