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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Shire Horse Society Australia

This is a nice short tv feature on Shires in Wales. It's lovely to see breeders who still care so much after a lifetime of breeding Shires.

BBC Cymru Wales
100 years ago, there were a million shire horses working the land, today there are fewer than 3000.

🆕 Only Foals and Horses
📺 Thursday, 8pm - BBC One Wales and BBC iPlayer
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We can thoroughly recommend this magazine for anyone interested in heavy horses. Heavy Horse World has been a long time supporter of our Society as well. ... See MoreSee Less

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REMINDER: Sydney Royal Entries Close 27TH NOVEMBER

Note from Horse Committee

This is your last chance to enter the
2020 Sydney Royal Horse Show -
Breeds, Hacks, Harness and Riding classes
Please ensure your entries meet the Performance Guidelines and you
check the Judging Timetable and the Horse Competition Schedule
before entering as some changes have been made.

You will receive an email receipt on submission of payment for complete entries.

No late entries accepted after closing date.

Need extra help?
For assistance with your online application for entry, email competitions@rasnsw.com.au or call us on 02 9704 1210.

For Competition specific information, please refer to the Schedule, email horse@rasnsw.com.au or call us on 02 9704 1220.

Office hours are 9am to 5pm, Monday to Friday.
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