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.

 Our Latest News

Reminder to Members: Memberships for 2019 are due this month. $30 membership fee. Provides a listing in the "Shire Breeders" part of our web site, cheaper registrations, access to our user friendly online Shire Stud Book and more. No need to send a form. You can do a funds transfer and let us know if your details have changed. Thank you for your past support. New members are welcome to support the Shire Horse and our Society. Just email us your details and the fee is $30. Bank details are: BSB: 032691 Acc: 217247. ... See MoreSee Less

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The Judge for the Shire Classes at the Sydney Royal Easter Show has been announced and he is Mr Ross Honsberger from the USA. Mr Honsberger is also judging the Non-Traditional Harness Classes, The Schmidt Arena Working Classes, and the Percherons. We congratulate Mr Honsberger on his appointment.

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