Walers Around the Country:

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Outback to Arena sponsors , Glen Gardiner and James Saddlery , try HERE for more information:



Only one came back:


Just one horse out of approximately 130,000 sent away to the First World War returned to Australia. According to Professor Ernest Scott, author of the volume of the official history dealing with the Australian home front, the sole exception was said to have been “the charger of General Bridges”, a horse known as Sandy.

Follow the link to find out more about Sandy.

WHSA Annual General Meeting Weekend:

The WHSA AGM Weekend is July 15/16 2017, in NSW. It will be held  at “Brubri” in the function hall converted from the farms’ original Draught Horse barn at Manilla, New South Wales, & hosted by Grassbrook Walers, which is an easy 40 minute drive from the Tamworth Airport, where rental vehicles are available.  Contact hosts for Airport pickup availability.

The meetings are for financial members to attend (so please join & take part) however the next day is open for interested parties to see Walers or meet other Waler owners. Please contact either the Society on mail@walerhorse for relevant forms, or check out the Downloads page.

There is room for members and prospective members to bring their horses, should you want a classification performed by attending classifiers for registration. Please note, financial membership is required for your horse to be classified on this weekend, and your forms should be sent to the Secretary and Studbook Keeper well in advance to ensure the Administration side of things is complete.

Please ensure you RSVP or email for catering & don’t hesitate to contact the hosts if you wish to swag it, for horse accomodation details, or further directions.

Extensive accommodation can be found in Tamworth, and following are the local options.

Accomodation details for Manilla:

Ambleside B&B

Manilla Motel:

Rivergums Caravan Park:

Manilla Hotels with Accommodation:

The Imperial Hotel: 

The Post Office Hotel

The Royal Hotel


Bi-monthly Newsletter

A benefit of all Membership (Including Associate Members) is receiving a bi-monthly national newsletter.  Available in full colour on email, and for postal copies, black and white with colour cover page.  Please allocate preference on your application form. It’s a small magazine designed to keep the membership up to date with happenings all over the country.

Walers In the Media:


Follow the link above (the logo) to read about the WHSA’s  2016 showing of two educated horses at Equitana for sale Tender.