Rules of Registration & General Guidelines
The Australian Shire Horse Stud Book exists to encourage the further breeding and promotion of the Shire Horse in Australia by providing a professional, efficient and service friendly stud book registry for Shire Horse owners in Australia. The Stud Book is the Australian custodian of the traditional standards of the Shire Horse breed and of its remarkable heritage.
It is not necessary to be a member of the Shire Horse Society Australia Inc (SHSA) or other Shire Horse organisation in order to register and have an entry in the Australian Shire Horse Stud Book. Shires in the UK, American and Canadian Shire Registries may easily dual register into this Stud Book, and breed into the Stud Book, if they comply with the Rules. DNA results of the parents of foals are accessible between countries.
All horses in every SHSA Stud Book Shire Registry are considered equal for the purposes of showing with the exception of females in the Non-Breeding Registry.
To ensure the proper operation of the Stud Book and to ensure the best possible information management standards, there are a number of rules or guidelines for breeders to follow.
If you have any general questions or comments regarding the stud book, please use our
Stud Book Enquiry Form to contact the SHSA Committee.
Go to the Australian Shire Horse Stud Book.
Go to the Worldwide Shire Horse Stud Book.
View a Sample Registration Certificate.
See below for forms and fees.
Registrar: Deb Buckland
0409 537 588
132 Stewarts Rd
Winkleigh TAS 7275
Shire Horse Society Australia Incor
Account No: 217247