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

Affiliated Shows

The Suffolk Horse Society has affiliations with horse shows that hold classes where Suffolks can compete under a judge from the Suffolk panel for the challenge trophies awarded at the annual dinner. 

To be eligible for entry to In Hand classes horses must be registered in, or eligible for entry in, the pedigree section of the stud book. Winners of classes at these affiliated shows accumulate points which are used to calculate the award winners each October. The points system gives three for a first place, two for a second place and one for a third place. The champion Suffolk at each affiliated also received a special limited edition rosette.  In addition champions at the affiliated shows are eligible for the Supreme Suffolk Horse Championship, which will be held at the Spectacular in September.   

Entrants in the Young Handler classes at affiliated shows and at the Suffolk Spectacular are eligible for the Jenkins Family Youth Trophy, which is perpetual but in addition there is a commemorative brass for the winner to keep.


The Shows for 2016 in date order are as follows:


WOODBRIDGE HORSE SHOW Monday 2nd May 2016 Suffolk Horse Society Breed Show

Venue:   Suffolk Agricultural Association, Trinity Park, Felixstowe Road, Ipswich, Suffolk IP3 8UH

Contact: Mr Mark Donsworth, Show Director, The Rookery, Saxmundham Road, Framlingham, Woodbridge, Suffolk IP13 9PH.

Tel: 01728 621680 E-mail:

Entries Secretary: Mrs Penny Watts, Framlingham Hall, Framlingham, Suffolk IP13 9JN

Judges: Mr D Hayter Foot & Turnout, Mr G Ward In-hand & Harness                                              


THE NOTTINGHAMSHIRE COUNTY SHOW Saturday 14th & Sunday 15th May 2016

Venue:   The Newark Showground, Lincoln Road, Newark-on-Trent, Nottinghamshire NG24 2NY

Contact: Show Manager Ms Jayne Olney, Newark Showground, Lincoln Road, Newark-on-Trent, Nottinghamshire NG24 2NY

Tel: 01636 705796   E-mail:

Judge:    Mr N Oakley


SOUTH SUFFOLK SHOW Sunday 8th May 2016

Venue:   Ampton Racecourse, Ingham, near Bury St. Edmunds, Suffolk IP31 1HU

Contact: Mr Geoff Bailes, South Suffolk Show, 35 Dalham Road, Moulton, Newmarket, Suffolk CB8 8SB

Tel: 01638 750879 E-mail:

Judge:    To be confirmed.



Venue:   Holbecks Park, Hadleigh, Suffolk IP7 5PE.                                                              

Contact: Mrs Cathy Leney, HFAA, PO Box 1027, Ipswich, Suffolk IP1 9XG

Tel: 07584 568055 E-mail:

Judge:    Mr S Gowing


SUFFOLK SHOW Wednesday 1st & Thursday 2nd June 2016

Venue: Trinity Park, Felixstowe Road, Ipswich, Suffolk IP3 8UH.

Contact: Miss Elizabeth Payne, Livestock Officer, Suffolk Agricultural Association, Trinity Park, Felixstowe Road, Ipswich, Suffolk, IP3 8UH

Tel: 01473 707115 E-mail:

Judge:    Mr P Bundock


EAST ESSEX HEAVY HORSE SHOW Sunday 26th June 2016 -  Cancelled

Venue:    Museum of Power, Hatfield Road, Langford, Maldon, Essex CM9 6QA

Contact: Miss Sue Wager, Saltcote Hall, Goldhanger Road, Heybridge, Maldon, Essex, CM9 7QX

Tel: 077644 87707 E-mail:

Judge:    Mr J Purse


ROYAL NORFOLK SHOW Wednesday 29th & Thursday 30th June 2016

Venue: Norfolk Showground, Dereham Road, Costessey, Norwich NR5 OTT                           

Contact: Ms Kim Austin, Equine Co-ordinator, Royal Norfolk Agricultural Association, Norfolk Showground, Dereham Road, Costessey, Norwich, NR5 0TT 

Tel 01603 731965 E-mail:

Judge: Mr D Hayter


TENDRING HUNDRED SHOW Saturday 9th July 2016

Venue:    Lawford House Park, Bromley Road, Manningtree, Essex CO11 2ND

Contact: Ms Romany Foster, Tendring Hundred Show, The Oaks, Hunters Chase, Ardleigh, Colchester, Essex CO7 7LN.

Tel: 01206 231821 E-mail:

Judge: To be confirmed


EAST OF ENGLAND AGRICULTURAL SOCIETY SHOW at Equifest 17th - 21st August 2016

Venue: East of England Showground

Contact:  Ms Betsy Branyan, Show Secretary, East of England Showground, Peterborough, Cambridge PE2 6XE

Tel: 01733 363500 

Judge: To be confirmed


FRAMLINGHAM SHOW Saturday 16th July 2016

Venue:   Castle Meadow, Framlingham, Suffolk IP13 9BP.

Contact: Show Director Miss Susan Bell, 2 Bluehouse Farm Cottage, Stirrup Lane, Laxfield, Suffolk IP13 8EQ.

Tel: 01394 410113 E-mail:

Judge:   To be confirmed



Venue:   Land Adjacent to Barleylands, Barleylands Road, Billericay, Essex  CM11 2UD.

Contact: Ms Chris Adler, 3 Hughes Road, Orsett Heath, Grays, Essex RM16 4XB

Tel: 07894 279570 E-mail:

Judge: Mrs C Grover

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. 

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