Heritage Stock Horses

Heritage Stock Horses - Recognising traditional bloodlines


The Australian Stock Horse Society is dedicated to preserving the heritage of the breed by recognising Registered Australian Stock Horses that have descended from the same breeds as horses ridden by the Australian Light Horse in WWI and resided in Australia prior to 1945.

How to apply for Heritage Stock Horse Assessment


Applying for HSH Assessment
Any Member may apply to have a horse assessed for Heritage Stock Horse by lodging an Application for HSH Assessment to the Society with the appropriate fee.  Assessment includes all Registered ASH ancestors within three generations.  Please refer to the Society’s Rules and Regulations for eligibility.  Once assessed, Registered Australian Stock Horses will be identified through a suffix as follows:

HSH Heritage Stock Horse
TB 100% Thoroughbred
MBP 100% Modern Breeds (introduced to Australia after 1945)
MB 50-100% Modern Breeds (introduced to Australia after 1945)
ABP 100% Approved Breeds (existing in Australia before 1945)
AB 50-100% Approved Breeds (existing in Australia before 1945)
UBP 100% Unknown Breeding (foaled after 1960)
UB 50-100% Unknown Breeding (foaled after 1960)
LH Limited Heritage (not eligible under any other code)


Prior to submitting an application, we recommend that you review the horse’s details on the Online Stud Book to check that the horse has not been previously assessed.

Automatically Eligible for HSH
Horses are automatically eligible for Heritage Stock Horse if both sire and dam OR a full sibling has been HSH Approved. In which case, the following scenarios applies:

  • BOTH PARENTS being HSH - the Society will automatically update the progeny as HSH with the next batch of Stud Book updates.
  • FULL SIBLING being HSH and one or both parents are not HSH – Members may submit a written request for HSH approval to the Society by including a copy of the Online Stud Book printout indicating HSH for the full sibling.

Heritage Stock Horse Assessment Results

Automatic assessments are follows:

ONE PARENT OTHER PARENT RESULTING PROGENY
HSH HSH, TB HSH
HSH MBP MB
HSH UBP UB
HSH ABP AB
HSH MB, UB LH
HSH AB, LH Needs Assessment
     
TB HSH HSH
TB TB TB
TB MBP MB
TB UBP UB
TB ABP AB
TB MB, UB LH
TB AB, LH Needs Assessment
     
MBP HSH, TB MB
MBP MBP MBP
MBP UBP MB UB
MBP ABP MB AB
MBP MB, AB, UB, LH MB
MB HSH, TB, UB, AB LH
MB MBP, MB MB
MB UBP UB
MB ABP AB
MB LH Needs Assessment (MB or LH)
     
ABP HSH, TB AB
ABP ABP ABP
ABP MBP AB MB
ABP UBP AB UB
ABP MB, AB, UB, LH AB
AB HSH, TB, LH Needs Assessment
AB UB, MB LH
AB MBP MB
AB UBP UB
AB ABP, AB AB
     
UBP HSH, TB UB
UBP UBP UBP
UBP MBP UB MB
UBP ABP UB AB
UBP MB, AB, UB, LH UB
UB HSH, TB, MB, AB LH
UB UBP, UB UB
UB MBP MB
UB ABP AB
UB LH Needs Assessment (UB or LH)
     
LH HSH, TB Needs Assessment
LH MBP MB
LH ABP AB
LH UBP UB
LH MB Needs Assessment (LH or MB)
LH UB Needs Assessment (LH or UB)
LH AB Needs Assessment
LH LH Needs Assessment


Horses without a name suffix have not been assessed. Horses with a sire or dam (with no name suffix) will need to be assessed. An application for assessment may be lodged with the Society, if assessment is required by the owner. Where the resulting progeny on the table above indicates “Needs Assessment”, an application for assessment would need to be lodged with the Society, if assessment is required by the owner.

Automatically NOT Eligible
In BASIC TERMS and for simple assessment by anyone, the following pedigrees are examples of horses that are automatically NOT eligible for HSH status:

  • Any horse with one ancestor within three generations being MBP (100% Modern Breed).
  • Any horse with two ancestors within four generations being MBP (100% Modern Breed).
  • Any horse with one ancestor within two generations being MB (50-100% Modern Breed).
  • Any horse with two ancestors within three generations being MB (50-100% Modern Breed).
  • Any horse with one ancestor within one generation being ABP (100% Approved Breed).
  • Any horse with two ancestors within two generations being ABP (100% Approved Breed).
  • Any horse with two ancestors within one generation being AB (50-100% Approved Breed).
  • Any horse with one ancestor within two generations being UBP (100% Unknown Breed).
  • Any horse with two ancestors within three generations being UBP (100% Unknown Breed).
  • Any horse with one ancestor within one generation being UB (50-100% Unknown Breed).
  • Any horse with two ancestors within two generations being UB (50-100% Unknown Breed).

Assessment Results
This list provides the assessment results for Registered Australian Stock Horses that have been physically assessed. The results for assessments are as follows:

Click here to download HSH Assessments – Names: A - D.
Click here to download HSH Assessments – Names: E - M.
Click here to download HSH Assessments – Names: N - Z.

Horses that have been automatically assessed are not included on this list - you should be able to locate the ancestors that were assessed on the list to enable calculation of descendants.

How to find a Heritage Stock Horse, Sire Registered, Australian Stock Horse Stallion*

Using the Online Stud Book, you may search the Society’s database for stallions that have been Heritage Stock Horse Approved by using the following search fields and data on the Society’s Online Stud Book:

Field Search Criteria
Name: %- HSH
Select if: Animal is a STALLION AND SIRE REGISTERED
Select if: Animal is COMPETITION ELIGIBLE

Leave other fields blank and click the SEARCH button.

*Note: NOT all Sire Registered ASH Stallions have been assessed for Heritage Stock Horse status. Only stallions that have been Approved as Heritage Stock Horse will be listed.