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 Shire Studs

Cai and Emma Thomas have both owned and loved horses for most of their lives.

Several years ago, they bought a Shire cross Clydesdale gelding as a riding horse and before long decided he needed a girlfriend to keep him company. Tullymore Leonie, a Clydesdale mare, arrived two months later.

As is often the case with horses, one was not enough!

Six months, another four mares and a stallion later – and with the help of some very kind and welcoming heavy horse veterans – Darkmoor Shire Horse Stud was born.

Darkmoor is a small stud that is passionate about breeding high quality horses for show, work and play.

We breed primarily for temperament and conformation – our goal is to produce versatile horses that make life long partners in whatever discipline is chosen by their owners.

Our foals are handled from birth and some will be for sale each breeding season.

The stud is located just outside Gundaroo, about an hour from Canberra.

Visitors are welcome by appointment.


If you’d like to know more about Shires in general or our horses please don’t hesitate to get in touch.

You can find us on facebook : - www.facebook.com/darkmoor.shires

If you prefer phone contact – you can reach us on the numbers listed below.

Emma – 0401 693 025

Cai – 0401 476 194

PO BOX 8702


NSW Australia 2620

Bethesda Drum Horses and Shires.


Breeding horses for quality and temperament, to excell under saddle and in harness. Well handled youngstock usually for sale. Enquiries always welcome. Visitors welcome by appointment.




Mick and April Low

03 5464 7375

Located in Maryborough VIC

Ingleside Shire Horse Stud
Ingleside Shire Horse Stud was started by the Kuiper family in 1991 with the purchase of Wishful Pearl, a Shire mare imported to Australia from Wales. Since then, Korrie, Helen, Ineke and Byron have gone on to build the stud into what is now Australia’s most successful Shire breeding enterprise, with horses winning in the show ring in breed, harness and ridden classes.


To contact the Ingleside family team,

Korrie & Helen Kuiper

245 Bridge Street
Thirlmere, NSW 2572, Australia
Ph: 02 4683 1664

Byron Biffin & Ineke Kuiper

Ineke: 0408 669 638
Byron: 0416 599 922


Don't forget to follow us on facebook Look up Ingleside Shires on Facebook (and ‘friend’ is while you are at it!) to see some of the girls enjoying their holiday!