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.

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We are very grateful to Mandy Belfield, who alerted us to a clash in the Sydney Royal Horse Timetable with the Ridden Shire Class and the Ridden Heavy Horse Class, plus the Ridden Utility Heavy Horse. We have contacted the Horse Committee and they have very kindly changed the timetable so that these classes no longer clash. As some riders of Shires like to exhibit in all these classes this is wonderful news. Thank you Mandy and many thanks to the Sydney Royal Horse Committee. ... See MoreSee Less
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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.