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 2017 in date order are as follows:


WOODBRIDGE HORSE SHOW Monday 1st May 2017   (S uffolk 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 Atkins; In Hand, Decorated Harness, Mr J Purse;  Turnout, Confirmation Judge for Ridden Class, Mr V Burkman; Foot, Mrs F Clark; Ridden Horse                                             


SOUTH SUFFOLK SHOW Sunday 14th May 2017

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:  Mr. Peter Bundock



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:   To be confirmed


SUFFOLK SHOW Wednesday 31st May & Thursday 1st June 2017

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

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

Tel: 01473 707115 E-mail:

Judge:   Mrs Sue Durrant


ROYAL NORFOLK SHOW Wednesday 28th & Thursday 29th June 2017

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: Mrs C Grover


TENDRING HUNDRED SHOW Saturday 8th July 2017

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: Mr N Adams


FRAMLINGHAM SHOW Saturday 15th July 2017

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: Mr D Hayter


Orsett Show Saturday 2nd September 2017

Venue: Orsett Showground, Rectory Road, Orsett, Essex RM16 3JU

Contact: Ms Pat Moore    

Telephone: 01268 416549            

Judge:   Mr S Smith

Foal Watch

🌝 Welcome to the World 🌝

23/04/17   - Ruby

25/04/17  new birth x 2 advised, details awaited

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


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


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!


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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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