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 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 approximately 8,500 individuals and have in excess of 200,000 horses with the Society.
The Society has 60 Branches throughout Australia and currently one Branch in the United States of America, and one Branch in New Zealand. 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 the 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.
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.
After the First World War, despite the recognition Australian Horses had won and, although the Waler was known as a distinctive type, there was no Stud Book or Registry. Mechanisation of primary industries reduced the need for working horses and it was not until the 1960s that an interest in horses was revived due to the increasing leisure time available to society.
Mr Alex Braid, of Wellington, invited Mr John Kenneth Mackay, from Dungog, to chair the Inaugural Meeting on the 28th April 1971 at the Cole Dudgeon Hall, Sydney. Mr Herbert Griffith, of Scone, and Alex Braid gathered together a group of enthusiasts to discuss the formation of the Society at the Inaugural meeting. Ken Mackay's opening address spoke of the Waler as in the Boer War and the 1914 - 1918 war as well as Stock Horses in general.
On the 15th June 1971, a General Meeting was called at the Tamworth RSL Club to launch The Australian Stock Horse Society. At last our home-bred horses were given the recognition and formal organisation they deserved.