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

Horse Business


Would all stallion and mare owners make certain that they read the details of the grants and the conditions under which they may be given as published below.

PLEASE NOTE Grants and premiums are payable only

  • to fully paid-up members of the Suffolk Horse Society.
  • in respect of UK registered Suffolk horses.

Payment of grants and premiums is at the discretion of the Council of the Suffolk Horse Society which reserves the right to withdraw or change the terms of grants offered at any time.


The return date for documentation required for grant calculations in all categories as set out above is 1st October 2017 (15th April for copies of stallion swab certificates). Owners may forfeit their grant if the required paperwork is not received by specified date.

 If registration paperwork is not received until 5th November or later the registration fee of £20 will be levied without exception and a fee of £20 will be charged for issue of the passport. If an animal is registered after the end of the year in which it was born it will need to be inspected by two appointed members of the Society's Panel of Judges and this inspection will be at the owner's expense.


A   The Society will not pay grants in respect of the following close kinship matings:

       - Sire covering daughter / Daughter covered by sire

       - Son covering dam / Dam covered by son

       - Full brother covering full sister / Full sister covered by full brother


B   Where a stud owns more than one stallion and uses more than one stallion to cover the same mare during any one year only the first stallion used will be eligible for the stallion owner covering grant for that year.

The Society is very grateful to the Horserace Betting Levy Board (HBLB) and to all those supporters who help to raise money for the Society, enabling it to offer breeding grants for 2017.

Foal Watch

🌝 Welcome to the World 🌝

19/05/17 New colt - name awaited

18/05/17 Tas Valley Gina

18/05/17 New filly - name awaited

12/05/17 Holbeache Quill

10/05/17 Farnsfield Fay

07/05/17 Newpole Morpheus

07/05/17  Holbeache Quest

04/05/17 Holbeache Quincy

03/5/17 Ballaseyr Mandy

26/04/17 Colony Dorothy

23/04/17   - Ruby

25/04/17 Euston Sir Percival & Euston Sir Galahad

21/04/17 Farnsfield Fluke

09/04/17  Pickworth Violet

08/04/17   Samford Emerald

04/03/17   Tas Valley Hope's Glory

26/01/17  Bluegum Lady Alice

Please don't forget to notify the SHS Office if you have a Suffolk birth, within a week of the birth, for monitoring of the breed and to receive your Foal Package.

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


SUFFOLK SHOW - May 31st & June 1st

SHS display times in the new Horse & Country Ring:

Wednesday at 11.00 & Thursday 14.30 (may be subject to change). 

Site Map

Please check the Suffolk Show website on the day



See the East Anglian Daily Times feature on the making of HISTORY! The first Suffolk Horse to be placed in a SHOW JUMPING CLASS at the Woodbridge Horse Show

Information on fees for Registrations, Transfers etc can now be found under Horse Business, Fees... 

Our Suffolks' were very popular at the SAA School Farm & Country Fair Day, Thursday 20th April 2017

Video - SAA School Farm & Country Fair Day

Our new Education Pack was also launched at the event & proved of great interest to teachers & teaching staff

More about the Education Pack coming soon!


 Affiliated Shows 2017     

Unaffiliated Shows 2017 


Sherborne Castle Country Fair & Rare Breeds Show

29th May 2017

Sherborne Castle, Dorset DT9 5NR

Suffolk Spectacular 2017

Sunday 17th September 2017 at Marks Hall, Coggleshall, Essex CO6 1TG

More details will be in the Summer issue of the Society's magazine and here!


 North Carolina young farmer building a successful farm prefers Suffolks




 Click on the image to report a case of 



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 Ms Kim Austin, Equine Co-ordinator, Tel: 01603 731963 Email:

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