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


This is a lovely moving short video fly over of the Australian War Animal Memorial, which our Society supported and the Windmill Rising Sun Insignia Cemetery of Australian diggers from World War 1. www.youtube.com/watch?v=ciqNMumWmKAMore at:- www.skphotoscom.co.uk ... See MoreSee Less

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The Australian War Animal Memorial in Pozieres France. We are so proud that two of those pavers were donated by the Shire Horse Society Australia with the words on them "In memory of the horses who served" and "Shire Horse Society Australia." respectively. Very moving. It was established last year and our Society also donated a purple rose to be planted and a wreath for the ceremony. if you are ever in the area of the Australian battlefields in France, it is well worth a visit. ... See MoreSee Less

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Change to Registration Procedure
Due to changes in Racing Australia, we can now offer an easier service for DNA parentage testing and registrations. You can order a number of DNA kits at any time from our Registrar, Deb Buckland, without payment and keep them on hand until a vet comes to your place for whatever reason. At a time that suits, ask your vet to complete all the requirements, and then send the DNA samples AND all the paperwork to the Registrar in one go, and pay the required fees. You do not need to do any more, or send t he DNA sample to another body. Our Registrar will do the rest and then send you the registration certificate.
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