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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1 week ago

Stephanie McFadyen

Hello, and thanks for letting me join. Just a general question, do Shire horses look taller than they do long? I thought my boy who is rising 7, had stopped growing, but this morning (picture below) it looked like his bum had come up over his withers. Just wanting to know how much more growth may be in him? ... See MoreSee Less

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Shire foals are so cute! ... See MoreSee Less

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Our wonderful Shire Sporthorse Registry Certificate. ... See MoreSee Less

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