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

Working Suffolk of the Year

If you and your horse take part in working activities during the year why not enter the Suffolk Working Horse of the Year Competition?.  Here are the rules as a reminder. 

Points are given for attendance at working events, which must be competitive.
Events where points can be awarded are:-
Working events organized by    a.  A recognised ploughing society.
                                                   b.  Working horse associations
                                                   c.  The Suffolk Ploughing Match
                                                   d.  Suffolk Spectacular
                                                   e.  Suffolk Endurance
                                                   f.   Driving Trials
Points will be awarded as follows:
1st: 20,  2nd: 15,  3rd: 10, 4th: 7.

All other competitors to be awarded 5 points each


1.  Participating owners will be issued with one card per horse.
2.  At each event the type of job the horse was doing and it's placing must be recorded, together with the date and place.
3.  The Judge or Secretary of the event must sign the card.
4.  It is the responsibility of the owner to get the card signed.
5.  Horses must be 4 years old or over.
6.  Horses can be stallions, mares or geldings. 
7.  Horses must be registered in the UK Pedigree Register of the Stud Book. Their registration number must be quoted on the card.
8.  All events must be competitive. 

Entry cards for the 2016 competition must be submitted to the Society's office by 14th October 2016. 

Download application form in WORD or PDF format

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!




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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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