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


Our Society is proud to be sponsoring the Shire Classes at the CCHS WA State Championship Show on 2nd and 3rd June, 2018 in Western Australia. We are providing a garland for the Champion and a SHS heritage silver spoon for the highest placed Shire which is registered in The Australian Shire Horse Stud Book, and whose exhibtior is a member of the SHSA. There is a full program of Ridden and Harness Classes at this show as well as the breed classes. ... See MoreSee Less

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Our Society would like to thank Amos Vaughn, of Vaughn's Hay Supplies for his generosity in sponsoring three Shire classes at this year's Sydney Royal Easter Show. Amos has sponsored other events that we have run and we really appreciate it. ... See MoreSee Less

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