The Commonwealth Clydesdale Horse Society (W.A. Branch) was founded in 1985 by a small group of dedicated owners and breeders of the Clydesdale Horse. Their aims were two fold. Firstly to continue to ensure the purity of the Clydesdale Breed of horses throughout Western Australia by promoting horses free from hereditary unsoundness.
Secondly to ensure the promotion of the Clydesdale Horse to the public through participation at Field Days, Heritage Festivals and other demonstration days. These events allow the Society to show methods of agriculture farming that were followed in the development of our early days in Western Australia.
Over the past twenty five years, membership of our non-profit organisation has grown and with it, peoples understanding of the important role the Clydesdale horse played in the states history. If you are interested in having the Clydesdales put on a display at your event, please contact the Branch Secretary, email to discuss the matter. As we are a non-profit organisation, we request a donation to the Society to attend the events and to assist our members with transporting their horses.
Down Memory Lane
Parade at the Perth Royal Show in 1934.
Just a snippet from an old 1922 newspaper article:
The first Annual Meeting the Clydesdale Horse Society was held in 1922 according to "The West Australian" newspaper. It was held on Thursday October the 12th in the Perth Royal Show Grounds. The announcement for the year ended in July 31st 1922, some 64 applications had been sent to the Clydesdale Stud Book Volume 1. Last of all, it also stated the financial statement showed a credit balance at the bank of 9 pounds & 19 shillings !!!