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

- Equine Passports: Complaints

Suffolk Horse Society Complaints & Appeals
Relating to the Society’s Responsibilities as a Passport Provider
The Suffolk Horse Society strives for a high standard in its responsibilities as a passport provider but there may be occasions when something goes wrong. When that happens, we would encourage you to tell us about your comments or complaints so we can put things right. Complaints may be made verbally in the first instance by telephoning the Society’s office but should be followed up in writing, either by letter or e-mail.  Your name and contact details must be included.

Complaints Procedure

  • We will provide written acknowledgement of the complaint.
  • We will confirm how the complaint will be dealt with, by whom and within in what timeframe. Complaints will normally be considered by the Breeding Committee, which is a Committee of the elected Council of Trustees.
  • We will investigate the complaint and provide written confirmation of the outcome of the complaint.
  • If the complaint cannot be resolved in the short-term a letter will be sent to you within eight weeks of the original complaint, clearly explaining why we have been unable to resolve the matter.
  • Records of any complaints received will be kept by the Society for two years from the date of the initial communication and will be made available for inspection if necessary. The records will include the name of the complainant, the substance of the complaint and the actions taken in resolution.

Appeal Procedure
If the complainant is not satisfied with the suggested solution/process, he or she may appeal in writing to the Society detailing the cause of dissatisfaction

  • We will provide written acknowledgement of the appeal.
  • The appeal will then be considered by the Executive Committee of the Council, which will agree a course of action.

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