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


 The Suffolk Punch is classed by the Rare Breeds Survival Trust as critically endangered. The Suffolk Horse Society, supported by its members is working hard to improve the survival chances of this beautiful, and oldest, of British draught horses. 

Here is where you come in. Will you join us and help the Suffolk Horse Society help the Suffolk horse?

You can join as a Friend or a Member.  All supporters are sent a welcome pack on first signing-up and twice a year receive The Suffolk Horse Magazine  packed with full colour photographs, event reports, lively articles and information about forthcoming events. At the end of the season, you can join fellow supporters at the Annual Dinner. 

In addition Members have voting rights at the Annual General Meeting, can take advantage of special visits that are arranged from time to time, receive the Society badge with our compliments, and those who are Suffolk horse owners may be eligible for grants.

The most convenient way of paying your annual subscription is by standing order. Please click HERE for a pdf form or HERE for a word document.

Joint Member
Joint Friends
Friend Badge at Special Rate
Corporate Member
Life Membership
Overseas Member
(includes £10.00 for postage)
Overseas Life Membership
(includes £50.00 life postage)

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