The Waler, the Australian War Horse, legendary for their feats of endurance and courage in the desert campaigns and later in France with the Australian Light Horse has gone on to forge their place in the modern day Australian competition and pleasure equine scene.

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Walers around the country

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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.

High Point Score Competition

WHSA’s High Point Score Competition will be running from July 1st 2020 to June 30th 2021 (with prizes) for the full 12 month competition.

2021 High Point Score Award forms are now available here

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

Read more on the Waler in this collection of media articles.