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. Β 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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6 days ago

Shire Horse Society Australia

Shires lineup at the picturesque Otley Show in Yorkshire UK on that lovely English grass. Lots of white feathers. Photo by Carol Stevens. ... See MoreSee Less

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Very exciting! We have now over 5000 followers of our FB page!! For such a rare breed as Shires that is fantastic. Thank you everyone. This pic is of Ian Scarborough at Sydney Royal with his Shire gelding, Muwarra Digger. ... See MoreSee Less

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3 weeks ago

Shire Horse Society Australia

The Shire Horse Society Australia runs a Shire Sporthorse Registry for the progeny of a Shire/light horse cross. Look at these three lovely Bucca Valley Shire Sporthorses at show today! From left πŸ’œ BV Blaze of Glory aka a Joker an NSW Police horse, BV Peter Rabbit, and BV Spiderlilly at the 2019 Police Games at Camden3 Bucca Valley kids out and about today πŸ’œ ... See MoreSee Less

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