The Australian Stock Horse Society

The Australian Stock Horse Society was established in 1971 in Scone, New South Wales with the aim of preserving and promoting the bloodlines of the Australian Stock Horse, recognised for its versatility and superior performance amongst work and leisure breeds. Today the Society is Australia's largest equine recreational and pleasure association, with a loyal and growing membership of more than 9,500 individuals and in excess of 180,000 registered horses in the Stud Book.

Banner Photo Credit (L-R): Leo McGuire, Julie Wilson, Geoff Bateman, Narelle Wockner.

Stud Book – White Paper

BREEDING APPENDIX - Vision, Integrity & Principles
Currently the Board are reviewing ways of improving the integrity of the Society’s Stud Book. Part of these discussions include a vision to introduce a Breeding Appendix for mares and stallions.  Below is a link to an explanation of what a Breeding Appendix would mean for the Society and its Members.  The Breeding Appendix has not been implemented. The Board are currently discussing suggested changes with members in open forums to gauge the potential impact from a wider audience. The Breeding Appendix would be presented to members at the 2018 AGM.

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HERITAGE STOCK HORSE - Progress & Process
Recognising Traditional Breeds - 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 breeds that resided in Australia prior to 1945.

  • With over 190,000 horses - only 45,000 (24%) have been assessed.
  • In reviewing assessed horses, approximately 65% are HSH.
  • Members may submit an application at any time, fee - $25.00

Whilst the Society promotes that horses are automatically assessed, with our current computer system this is a separate process to registration and is not automatically programmed. At this point in time, the Heritage Stock Horse breed percentages are not integrated with the horse’s registration data and Heritage Stock Horse assessments remain a manual process in many ways. For this reason, the Society’s capabilities are limited.

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