Ingleside Shire Horse Stud » Riding and driving


Shires are becoming very popular for riding and many Ingleside horses are broken to both ride and drive.

Shires make great mounts, and with their quiet nature are particularly suited to new riders or those lacking in confidence.  Of course, they are equally great for an experienced rider just looking for a horse to enjoy!

Ineke has had great success in Shire ridden classes, winning this class at Sydney Royal a number of times on different horses: our stud stallions Ingleside Might’n’Power and Oakridge Speculator; mares Ingleside Anastasia and Ingleside Harmony; and gelding Ingleside Tuxedo.

Shires have a long history as ridden horses – for hundreds of years they were used to supply cavalry horses for the English army, and are decended from the ‘Great Horse’ or the ‘War-Horse’ as far back as the 15th Century.

Many Royal and Agricultural Shows are now offering ridden Shire or ridden Heavy Horse classes, offering another great opportunity to show your Shire.

Byron and Ineke break and train their own horses, and also break in a number of outside horses, often bred by Ingleside.  Go to Services we offer for more information on our breaking services.


Ineke has been a keen driver for the past 20 years, and has had many successes in both working and show turnout classes.  As a teenager Ineke was very involved in the NSW Working Heavy Horse Association and the Australia Draught Horse Society.  During this time she spent a lot of time learning about driving from experienced horsemen and was soon competing successfully against them.

More recently, Ineke and Byron have been involved in show turnout classes with both Shires and Clydesdales, and have been very successful in this field.

Ineke and Byron with Clydesdale gelding Aarunga Max

Ineke and Byron with Clydesdale gelding Aarunga Classic Lad

Shire stallion Oakridge Speculator

Ineke and Byron with Oakridge Speculator

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Thank you so much to Kazz and the team at Heavy Horse Heaven for offering to find our beloved old girl Rhiannon a retirement home.

She has always been the most wonderful mare and there were many tears shed by us today when we delivered her to HHH.

Since our move to Bredbo Rhainnon has found it very difficult here, especially in the winter where we regularly experience temperatures down to (and below) -10. We did not want to put her through another of our harsh winters at her advanced age.

We look forward to seeing her able to enjoy her twilight years in a more forgiving environment and hope she can bring joy and happiness to a new adoptive family.

She is, of course, always welcome back if it doesn't work out 💖

We knew that in looking for a new home she couldn't be in better hands than with the HHH team.The gates opened this morning and this mega sweet older lady came dancing in.

Welcome Rhiannon. 24 years and the most beautiful gentle darling you could meet.

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