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.


ASHS Art Union Raffle

All proceeds from this fundraiser will go to supporting and developing the Society’s Youth Programs such as the Annual National Youth Point Score, Youth Camps and Clinics, the National Youth Exchange Program and Stan’s Stable Kids Club. The Society promotes and supports Youth Members who compete in a wide range of equine disciplines throughout Australia and overseas. The ASHS is constantly developing and improving our programs and initiatives to maximise opportunities for our Youth Members both Nationally and Internationally.



ASHS Stud Book

Compulsory Tests For Genetic Disorders
Some Australian Stock Horses have been identified as carriers of HERDA - Hereditary Equine Regional Dermal Asthenia. It is a severe skin disorder, causing blistering and lesions, leading to secondary infections and early death. HERDA can be traced through Quarter Horse lineage to a mare called Miss Taylor (born in the USA in 1933), the dam of influential Quarter Horse sire, Poco Bueno. Members should research the disorder before breeding. The AQHA requires horses to be tested and results are available on the AQHA database.

On 9th March, the ASHS Board discussed Genetic Disorders and how to manage them - OLWS, HYPP, HERDA, PSSM1, MH, GBED. They agreed, management is paramount. For further information and key points relating to sire registered stallions, progeny of horses testing positive (carrier or affected) and registration of progeny born after 1st August 2020 (must be negative) as adopted by the Board - click here.

Stallion Owners Notice

  • All Sire Registered stallions must be tested for Genetic Disorders by 1st August 2019. Results will be noted on the horse’s registration. 
  • Stallions or colts being Sire Registered will require Genetic Disorder Testing.  Any horse returning a Positive Test (carrier or affected) will be REJECTED for Sire Registration.
  • Stallion owners can test their stallions now, enabling results to be disclosed to mare owners before mating.