From the arrival of our first Shire mare in 2008 we’ve committed ourselves to supporting and promoting this magnificent breed. We strive to further our knowledge and skills in showing and breeding premium quality Shires that meet the UK Shire Horse Society breed standard. All foals are handled from birth and occasionally will be for sale to approved homes after weaning. Shandell Park Lucius is our stud stallion and is available for services this season; visitors are always welcome by appointment.
Sugarloaf Shires’ initial acquisition of Shires was to establish a team of six black geldings to distribute their own beer “Shire Ale”. Establishment of that team is an outstanding contribution to the promotion of the Shire breed in Australia. Since setting up that team, Sugarloaf have become far more extensively committed to preserving the Shire breed in Australasia and have acquired breeding stock too.
Shandell Park is a family owned and operated Shire Horse Stud. We have all different styles of Shires and we enjoy doing several disciplines and activities with them which shows their versatility. It gives us great pleasure to compete as the mother – daughter riding combo at many shows. We now have the third generation of our family showing shires at just 9 years old!! We love to share our beautiful animals with people that have the same enthusiasm, and therefore visitors are welcome by appointment.
We are one of Australia’s leading Shire Horse Studs. Our aim is to breed premium quality Shires for the show ring and harness work. Over the years we have imported five mares and two stallions from the United Kingdom as well as frozen semen from top quality UK stallions. The type of Shire we wish to breed is of the modern type which must be structurally correct, stylish and with good action. We occasionally have a quality Shire for sale. Visitors always welcome by appointment.
Sunshine Valley Stud is a small stud operating in York Western Australia, from the first appendix shire mare purchased the stud has acquired further mares and now has 2 stallions. The aim of Sunshine Valley Stud is to breed quality shires that have exceptional temperament and confirmation whilst sharing this amazing animal with others, visitors to the stud are always welcome by appointment.