The forebears of the Australian Stock Horse arrived in Australia on the First Fleet in 1788. They are now considered possibly the world’s most versatile horse, they evolved over time through selective breeding in response to the demands of the environment. The Society was established in 1971 in Scone which promotes itself as "the Horse Capital of Australia" and is now the largest of more than 70 individual horse breed associations in Australia. They enjoy a loyal and growing membership of more than 9000 individuals and have in excess of 150,000 horses registered.
The Society aims to preserve and promote the heritage and bloodline of the Australian Stock Horse, recognised for its versatility and superior performance amongst work and leisure breeds.
If you would like to learn more about the Australian Stock Horse Society take a look around the Museum located at the Society’s Offices in Scone and reflect on the many famous Stockhorses and the history of their breeding. You can also purchase items from the Gift Shop. The Society Office is located at 48 Guernsey Street, Scone and is open Monday till Friday 9am – 5pm.