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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The WHSA are proud to offer “A history of the development of the Australian Waler Horse Breed” book compiled by Grantley & Velda Chaplin.
$50 each plus $14.50 postage Australia wide.

To purchase please make payment to;
Waler Horse Society of Australia
BSB: 033093
ACC: 950443
Ref: Name
Please send confirmation of payment & postal address to lucyhendersonwhsa@gmail.com

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New Registration requirements

From 1st July 2023, all

incoming registrations must be

accompanied by a DNA sample or DNA

report from Practical Horse Genetics

(Australian Testing Clinic).

WHSA Horses across the Country – ANZAC Day

  • Talara Aranda Gold - Claire Stewart
  • Grassbrook Bronislav

Walers around the country


Only one came back

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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.