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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Tribute to the Shire

Where in this wide world can man find nobility without pride, friendship without envy or beauty without vanity? Here, where grace is laced with muscle, and strength by gentleness confined.

He serves without servility, he has fought without enmity.

There is nothing so powerful, nothing less violent, there is nothing so quick, nothing more patient.

England’s past has been borne on his back. All our history is his industry. We are his heirs, he our inheritance.

Written by Ronald Duncan specially for the Horse of the Year Show in the UK 1950.
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Due to the very severe and widespread drought the SHSA has been working hard to provide its members with some Drought Relief. As a result the SHSA is waiving the registration fee for ALL foals born in the 2018/19 season (ie between 1st August 2018 and 1st August 2019)! This relief is strictly for the registration fee pertaining to these foals. DNA testing fees, late fees, transfer fees etc are still payable. We are currently reviewing records of those who have paid in order to facilitate a reimbursement. However, if you have already paid, please get in touch via PM and we will expedite your refund. The SHSA committee are committed to keeping all fees as low as possible, including our membership fee at just $30.
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