Suffolk Horse Society The Charity that cares for the Suffolk Punch Founded 1877
Patron HRH The Princess Royal

HH Skills Training Days

Heavy Horse Skills Training Days 2017

The Suffolk Horse Society is again offering its popular heavy horse training days. The days provide a good grounding that enables people to brush up on existing skills or get to grips with new ones. Some of these sessions may be useful for those looking to take part in the Society Probationer Judges Scheme.

Nigel Oakley and Cheryl Grover will conduct the training at Rede Hall Farm near Bury St Edmunds in Suffolk. Both Nigel and Cherry are Trustees of the Suffolk Horse Society with many years' experience of the Suffolk breed and of teaching equine matters.  We limit attendance numbers so that each participant gets individual attention in a friendly, informal atmosphere. 


Tuesday 21st March - Harnessing and Putting To - Agricultural and Trade

Thursday 30th March Driving Singles and Pairs

Tuesday 4th April - Braiding & Preparing a Horse for Showing & Showing Etiquette

Tuesday 11th April - Riding Heavy Horses

Tuesday 18th April-  Stable Management and Feeding (re-scheduled from 14th March)

The cost per person is £75 (including lunch). Minimum age 16. Please book in advance through office

Foal Watch

To be updated shortly for 2017.

If you have a foal born this year, please send a photograph and a few words on how the foal is doing, to the SHS Office for sharing here.

IMPORTANT - Horse Passports

Attention all Suffolk horse owners.

Is your Equine Passport up to date? UK Equine Passport legislation changed on 1st January 2016.  You MUST tell us IMMEDIATELY if

  • your horse has died and you have not returned the passport
  • if you have bought a horse and not arranged for the passport to be endorsed into your name

Trading standards can fine owners in possession of incorrect passports.  Click here to see the Legal Responsibility of Owners.

Get in touch

Tel: 01394-380643

Latest news



In conjunction with our spring magazine article, we have added a button to take you direct to the Equine Grass Sickness Surveillance reporting page. Please help the monitoring of grass sickness with a view to future prevention. Click on the button.


The dates for this show are Wednesday 28th and Thursday 29th June 2017 this is a correction to the details shown in the spring issue of the Suffolk Horse Society magazine.

Contact details for the show are:

Ms Kim Austin, Equine Co-ordinator

Royal Norfolk Agricultural Association, Norfolk Showground

Telephone: 01603 731963 Email:

 The Royal Welsh Spring Festival on 20th & 21st May, is for the first time holding 2 heavy horse classes; in hand class & ridden heavy horse.

Venue: the Royal Welsh Showground, Llanelwedd, Builth Wells, Powys, LD2 3SY

Contact the show at

 Forms for Turnout Grants now available here!

Turnout Grants

Events Calendar UPDATED for 2017!!

Visit our Events, Calendar page for all events dates & details for 2017. 

Heritage Lottery Fund - New Grant