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

Society Annual Awards


The following trophies are presented at the Annual Dinner

The Duphar Cup
for the best Agricultural Turnout Exhibitor at shows during the year

The Oakley Perpetual Trophy
for the best Trade Turnout Exhibitor at shows during the year

The A.E. Taylor/Stanley Mayhew Trophy
for the winner of the Working Carthorse Competition at the Spectacular

The Colony Orchid Cup
for the winner of the Timber Snigging Competition at the Spectacular

The Jane Rutherford Memorial Trophy
for the winner of the balance the beam competition at the Spectacular

The Working Suffolk of the Year Trophy
for the winner of the working Suffolk competition

The Leader Trophy
for the Best Young Handler at the Spectacular

The Young Persons Braiding Shield
for the Best Braider Under the Age of Twenty-one at the Spectacular

The Jenkins Family Youth Trophy & Commemorative Brass
for the best young handler at affiliated shows and the Spectacular

The Braiding Trophy in memory of Cliff Howard and John Purse
for the winner of the Braiding Competition at the Spectacular

The Suffolk Horse Society Award for Achievement
The Robert Peacock Perpetual Trophy  

The Wolton Rose Bowl
for the stallion siring the most foals registered by the date of the dinner

The Brian Cooper Perpetual Trophy
for the best stallion exhibited at shows during the season

The Cherrytrees George Murray
for the best horse exhibited In Hand at shows during the season

The Centenary Perpetual Challenge Cup
for the most successful exhibitor of In Hand horses during the year

The Golden Grandchild Perpetual Trophy
for the best foal at the foal and yearling show

Supreme Champion Trophy
for the winner of the Suffolk supreme championship

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