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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New 2021 Sydney Royal Easter Show dates announced
From the RAS NSW

Dear Exhibitor

To ensure the success of the 2021 Sydney Royal Easter Show (Show),
the Royal Agricultural Society of NSW (RAS) will be changing next year’s Show dates to align with the 2021 NSW Easter school holidays.

The new dates for the 2021 Show are Thursday 1st till Monday 12th April 2021.

Like many of you, the RAS and the Australian events industry has been directly affected by COVID-19, however, as reflected in the incredible messages of support we have received over the past few months, the importance of Australia’s largest annual ticketed event is stronger than ever.

With the new dates providing more flexibility to adhere to social distancing measures and disperse crowds across the 12 days of Show, this is the first of many measures the RAS will implement to ensure next year’s Show is as safe as possible for exhibitors and guests.

Following a temporary closure, the RAS has reopened for business and as we get back on our feet over the next few months, RAS staff will be working reduced hours. For all updates and information regarding the 2021 Sydney Royal Easter Show competition opening and closing dates please monitor the RAS website.

On behalf of the RAS, thank you for your ongoing support and patience.

Kind regards,

Murray Wilton
General Manager, Agriculture &
Sydney Royal Easter Show

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