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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Sydney Royal Entries are open!

We encourage all our members to enter Australia's biggest and most prestigious Shire Horse show. The SHSA Registrar is always happy to help expedite registration changes to facilitate entry, so don't hesitate to get in touch if you need any assistance.

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Ingleside Lucky Chance with Sarah Dooley. Shires can do anything! ... See MoreSee Less

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Congratulations to Helene Scarf and Somone Landry who has been elected unopposed, President and Treasurer of our Society for the next two years. We checked out overseas registrations and we are doing very well for such a rare breed in Australia. Thank you again to our Registrar extraordinaire Deb Buckland!! Our spectacular certificate. ... See MoreSee Less

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