About the Society

The Society was established in 1971 in Scone, New South Wales, which promotes itself as 'the Horse Capital of Australia'. Today the Society is the largest of more than 70 individual horse breed associations in Australia. We enjoy a loyal and growing membership of more than 9,500 individuals and have in excess of 180,000 registered horses.

The Society has 60 Branches throughout Australia and currently one Branch in the United States of America. Our Branches conduct competitions and activities for Members in their area and assist in promoting the breed within the horse industry. The successful performance of the Australian Stock Horse has not only been recognised throughout Australia, but exports to United Kingdom, United States of America, Canada, Africa, New Zealand and Asia have given them worldwide recognition.

The Society conducts a National Show on an annual basis to emphasise, highlight and record the success of the breed in the competition area. To view the National Show page please click here.

The Society aims to preserve and promote the bloodlines of the Australian Stock Horse, recognised for its versatility and superior performance amongst work and leisure breeds. Our Board of Directors endeavours to ensure that the history and identity of the Australian Stock Horse remains clearly identified and for the Australian Stock Horse to continue for many years to come.

Society Patron

His Royal Highness, The Prince of Wales


40th Anniversary Compendium

The Australian Stock Horse Society celebrated its 40th anniversary in 2011. In celebration of this milestone, a special 40th Anniversary Compendium was published and distributed to all Members.

The compendium is a colourful and informative guide to the history of the Australian Stock Horse and The Australian Stock Horse Society.

To view an online version of the 40th Anniversary Compendium, please click here.