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


Many of our newer members may not know that some years ago our Society featured on the ABC afterschool program called Creature Feature. It was filmed at our President's property, with the help of our Vice President Ineke Kuiper and good friend Amanda Taylor. It was good promotion and a lot of fun.

www.youtube.com/watch?v=4YCl4Ap4wlASHSA stars on ABC's Creature Feature - Showing the Shire Horse
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August 1st is the official Horses' Birthday. It's also when late fees kick in for this season's foal registrations because all horses officialy turn one year old on 1st August. If your foal is not registered yet contact Deb Buckland to get your DNA kit, or fill in your paperwork for the Non Breeding Shires, and pay the fees, before 1st August to avoid the late fees and save money. All the forms and details are on our web site: shirehorsesociety.com.au. ... See MoreSee Less

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Our mission is to make the registration of Shires as cheap and accessible as possible. To this end we have not increased our registration fees for 11 years now and we are not increasing them for the next year either. Our membership fee is a very reasonable $30 and it won't be increasing either. Committee decision. We should add that we do not charge at all for a prefix registration, a stallion service certificate or a transfer of a colt to the Non-Breeding Gelding Registry if he has been gelded. ... See MoreSee Less

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