Kiwi Shires

Southern Most Shire Horse Breeders In The World

Deacons Gate Flint Joins The Team

We are happy to announce the arrival of Deacons Gate Flint. 
He arrived from Queensland, Australia in the middle of a bitterly cold Southland winter and despite having never had to grow a winter coat he acclimated very well and has settled in to the Kiwi life as if he was born to do so. 


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Kiwi Shires First Export

May 2019 saw us send our first home bred horse overseas.

We eagerly await to see her out in the show ring with her

new owners once she has settled in.

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Southland A&P Show 2019

March 2019 saw us enjoying another successful day out with two of our team.

We met loads of people and the horses enjoyed their day away from

home receiving many many cuddles and pats from their adoring fans.


This year we took Southwind Bailey and Kiwis Pretty Penny along.

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Kiwi Shires Sport Horse Breeding Program


We have spent a considerable amount of time seeking out suitable

light horse mares to add to our breeding herd.

These mares will enable us to breed top quality standout Shire Sport Horses.


We added two beaituful mares this last season to our herd and have another

arriving in time for the coming breeding season.


Check out our Marespage to have a look at what we have available.

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** Kiwi Shires in the News **

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**Kiwi Shires has a new home**


We moved to a new 26 acre property in late January.

We are thoroughly enjoying having all our horses at home with

us and not having to travel to a grazing block every day.


We can now offer a foaling down service along with other horse breeding

and grazing services, give us a ring to find out more.

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Dark Knight - Now Available via AI

Dark Knight is now available via fresh chilled semen New Zealand wide.

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First 2014 Foal

Dark Knight & Hermione have done us proud! Hermione has foaled a beautiful healthy filly foal.

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!!Dark Knights First NZ Foal Has Arrived!!

Congratulations to Rachel Dew & Paul Garraway of Northwind Shires, Oxford, New Zealand.

Their Grey Mare Southwind Greybones foaled a gorgous FILLY Foal by Dark Knight on 3rd February 2014. 

Northwind Savanna - 1 week old

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Team Kiwi Shires were out in force at the 2014

Southalnd A & P Show

The Horse & Handler Team before the Grand Parade

L-R Southwind Molly & Rachel Dew, Kiwis Supreme Statesman & Verity, NZ Gypsy

Marylou & Row Underhay, Southwind Supernova and Shania Dew and

Southwind Hermione with Rebecca Jones.

Southwind Hermione took out the Supreme Champion Heavy Horse Exhibit with her handler Rebecca Jones.


Hermione was exhibited in the Ridden Pleasure Horse Classes by Pamela Thompson and was placed 3rd, & 4th in classes of up to 13 in her Paced and Mannered Classes and 4th in Best Presented

Shania Dew exhibited Southwind Supernova in both the Ridden Pleasure Horse Classes and the in hand Heavy Horse section.


He was placed

Reserve Champion Heavy Horse

Champion Gelding

Best Working Heavy Horse

2nd Best Presented Heavy Horse

2nd Walking Heavy Horse

3rd Best Rider

5th Best Presented Pleasure Horse

4th Paced Pleasure Horse

The Real Crowd puller however, was the wee fella "Kiwis Supreme Statesman" known to his mates as Doogie!!

Doogie took it all in his stride and no-one would have known it was his first time away from home.

When the horses were not in the show

arena they were housed in a large marque and

were a big part of the

"Ol MacDonald's Farm Yard Display"


They even had a visit from Invercargill's

very own Mayor Tim Shadbolt!

Here are a few more photos from our big day out.

 Setting up our area in the Marquee

On Our way to the start of the Grand Parade

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**Our First Foal for 2013 has Arrived!!!**

And he is just delightful!


Dam: NZ Gypsy Marylou

Sire: Southwind Garaboldi


Born at 4am on September 11th


He is for sale as a notified Colt.


He is very special as there are no other

Stallions from this sire ONLY MARES.


If you are interested in purchasing him then

don't hesitate to contact us.

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**NEW ZEALANDS NEWEST SHIRE HORSE ARRIVES**

Southern Cross Dark Knight (IMP Australia)


Southern Cross Dark Knight has arrived in New Zealand.


We are extremely excited to be able to offer this gorgous stallion to New Zealand horse breeders.

Check out Our Stallion page for more information about him.