The information contained on a Certificate of Registration is based on details provided to The Australian Stock Horse Society Limited by Members for the purpose of the Society's record keeping. Whilst exercising due care, the Society is unable to guarantee the accuracy or authenticity of such information and cannot accept any responsibility. Any application submitted to the Society remains the property of The Australian Stock Horse Society Limited at all times.
A horse's Certificate of Registration is unable to be sold and remains the property of The Australian Stock Horse Society Limited. The Registration, Transfer or Lease Application does not constitute proof of legal or beneficial ownership of any horse.
The Australian Stock Horse Society Limited lists advertisements provided by advertisers but gives no warranty and makes no representation as to the truth, accuracy or sufficiency of any advertisement or any description, photograph or statement therein. The Australian Stock Horse Society Limited accepts no liability for any loss suffered by any person as a consequence of reliance on any advertisement or other material on this website.
The Society is unable to provide any guarantees as to the suitability of any horse and interested persons must rely on their own enquiries in this regard. People making enquiries in relation to suitability should include: health, soundness, temperament, performance, ability, fertility and the like. With regard to genetic disorders, the Society makes no warranty that any horse is free from any genetic disorders and people must rely upon their own inspections, enquiries and assessments in this regard.
The Australian Stock Horse Society Limited (the Society) is required to comply with the Privacy Act 1988 and the National Privacy Principles in collecting, using, disclosing and disposing of Members' personal information.
Personal information is any information that can be used to identify a person. The types of information the Society collects include Members' names, addresses and other contact details and stud information.
The purposes for which the Society collects such information are as follows:
In completing and returning to the Society any request by the Society for information relating to the Member, a Member will be considered to have consented to the collection of the information and to disclosure of the information for the purposes outlined above. If Members do not consent to such disclosure, formal notice in writing should be given to the Society. In this event, the Society will only use a Member's personal information for the purpose of contacting the member, and any such information will not be disclosed to Branches or Management.
The Society will not disclose a Member's personal information for any other purpose without the Member's specific written consent.
In accordance with the National Privacy Principles, the Society will endeavour to ensure that:
The breed began with the arrival of horses with the First Fleet to Australia in 1788. Originally these were of English Thoroughbred and Spanish stock, then later Arabs and Timor and Welsh Mountain ponies were imported. Horses for the Colony needed strength and stamina to survive the long sea journey and to work in the untamed environment of their new home. Over time, weak horses were culled to breed sturdy, saddle horses required by explorers, stockmen, settlers, bushrangers and troopers. Despite the mixed origins, these horses developed into a strong and handsome type, which was eventually called the Waler after the Colony of New South Wales.
The hardiness of the Walers made them a natural and often preferred mount for the cavalry. Almost 400,000 horses were exported beginning in the 1850s to serve overseas troops. Initially they were used by British troops during the Indian Mutiny; then in South Africa they served in the Boer War and finally they were supplied during World War 1.
At the Opening Ceremony of the 2000 Sydney Olympics the Australian Stock Horse took centre stage and billions of TV viewers learned the remarkable history of this living Icon. The Sydney Olympics fuelled a dream to develop the sport potential for the Australian Stock Horse so that horse lovers in other countries can enjoy 'The breed for every need'.