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

Grants

SUFFOLK HORSE SOCIETY GRANTS FOR 2016

The Society is very grateful to the Horserace Betting Levy Board (HBLB) and to all those supporters who help to raise money for the Society, enabling it to offer breeding grants for 2016. 

Would all stallion and mare owners make certainthat they read the details of the grants and the conditions under which they may be given as published below. PLEASE NOTE Grants and premiums are payable only to fully paid-up members of the Suffolk Horse Society. Grants and premiums are payable only in respect of UK registered Suffolk horses. Payment of grants and premiums is at the discretion of the Council of the Suffolk Horse Society which reserves the right to withdraw or change the terms of grants offered at any time.

*Health Reward Grant

£200.00 per stallion towards veterinary costs incurred to obtain swabs for submission to an HBLB approved laboratory for their bacteriological culture as recommended by the HBLB Codes of Practice. Contact the Society if you intend to apply. One grant per stallion per year. 

Condition: 1. A copy of the in-date HBLB laboratory certificate valid for 2016 must be lodged with the Society by 15th April 2016

£50.00 per mare towards veterinary costs incurred in swabbing. One grant per mare per year.

Condition: 1. A copy of the in-date HBLB laboratory certificate valid for 2016 must be lodged with

                        the Society before 1st October 2016

 

*Covering Grant

£110.00 for the stallion owner in respect of each registered Suffolk mare covered by his or her licensed, registered, CEM tested stallion. OR £55 for licensed, registered stallions not CEM tested.

Conditions:1. Stallion owners must complete an annual covering record sheet and return this to the

Society by 1st October 2016.  (Record sheets will be sent out by the Society at the

beginning of September 2016).

  1. Stallion owners must provide mare owners with a covering certificate for each mare covered. Covering certificates are mandatory under EU legislation. The covering certificate must be retained by the mare owner as it will need to be submitted to the Society when any resulting foal is registered.
  2.   Studs whose stallions have each covered the same mare during the year are eligible for only one grant in respect of that mare.

 

£105.00 for the owner of each registered Suffolk and CEM tested mare covered by a licensed, registered Suffolk stallion or inseminated with frozen or chilled semen from a licensed, registered Suffolk stallion. Contact the Society’s office for AI details. OR £55 for registered Suffolk mares not tested for CEM.

Condition: 1. Only one grant payable per mare per year.

 

*Listing Grant

£150.00 for placing a licensed, registered, CEM tested stallion on the list of stallions standing at stud. OR £75 for licensed, registered stallions not CEM tested

Condition:  1.Stallion owners to provide the Society with an up-to-date photograph of their stallion for

                    publication in the Suffolk Horse Magazine and promotion on the Society’s website.

 

*Stallion Breed Promotion Recognition Award - NEW

£100 for each registered, licensed, CEM tested stallion competing in a class at ONE of the following

affiliated shows, Woodbridge Show, Suffolk Show or Royal Norfolk Show. OR £50 for registered,

licensed stallions not CEM tested.

Condition: 1. Only one grant payable per stallion per year.

  

*Stallion Breed Promotion Recognition Award Travelling Grant - NEW

£1 per mile outbound, excluding the first 60 miles, for each stallion competing in a class at ONE of the

following affiliated shows, Woodbridge Show, Suffolk Show or Royal Norfolk Show.

Condition: 1. Only one grant payable per stallion per year.

Condition: 2. Owners wishing to claim a stallion breed promotion recognition award travel grant must write to the Society specifying the name and date of the show and the distance travelled. Claims must be received by 1st October 2016 at the latest

                           

*Reporting Grant

£40.00 for the stallion owner for each reported birth of a foal sired by his or her stallion.

Conditions:1. The owner of the dam of each foal must report the birth of the live foal to the Suffolk

Horse Society within seven days of it occurring.

  1. Grants will be paid to the stallion owner for each live foal, foal born dead, or aborted visible foetus and will also be paid if a mare dies and is shown to be in foal by a veterinary surgeon's post mortem report. Each of these events, however, must be reported to the Society's office within seven days.

 

*Travelling Grant

Available to mare owners for expenses incurred in travelling long distances to a suitable stallion. Payable at 50p per mile, excluding the first 50 miles out and back, with the horse on board. The travelling grant is predicated upon the journey, not the mare. Therefore the mileage calculation is the same regardless of the number of mares being moved.

Condition 1. Owners wishing to claim a mare travel grant must write to the Society with details of

                   the mileage incurred.  Claims must be received by 1st October 2016 at the latest.

 

Available to stallion owners for expenses incurred in travelling to a mare. Payable at £2 per mile for licensed, registered, CEM tested stallions and applies to the outbound journey only. OR £1 per mile for licensed, registered stallions not CEM tested. One visit per mare.  

Condition 1. Owners wishing to claim a stallion travel grant must write to the Society specifying the

                   date of the journey, the name and registration number of the mare, the owner of the mare

                   and the distance travelled.  Claims must be received by 1st October 2016 at the latest

                           

*Foal Registration Grant Package

£200.00 for mare owners for registering foals before 1st October 2016. This sum to cover the cost of the blood sample and a tetanus inoculation and as a reward for registration.

PLUS an equine passport will be supplied free of charge.  (Please note under EU legislation all horses in the UK require an equine passport. A foal must have a passport within six months of its birth or by 31st December of the year of its birth whichever is later.)

PLUS the registration fee of £20.00 will be waived.

 

Conditions:1.The owner of the dam of each foal must report the birth of the foal to the Suffolk Horse

                   Society within seven days of it occurring or the grant may be forfeit.

2)On receipt of the report of each live birth the office will send a registration form to the mare owner for completion by a veterinary surgeon. The completed form must be returned to the office before 1st October 2016 and will be incorporated into the equine passport. 

       3. The owner of the dam of each foal must provide the Society with a covering

       certificate for each foal to be registered. Covering certificates are mandatory under

       EU legislation. 

  1. The foal must be micro-chipped. (Please note under EU legislation micro-chipping is mandatory for all horses issued with a new passport after 30th June 2009.) 
  2.   Owners of foals forward for registration must submit a blood sample, which will be held by the Animal Health Trust at Newmarket. Details will be provided with the registration forms.

           

The Society does not wish to dictate to owners but strongly advises that all horses are immunised against tetanus. It strongly recommends that all foals be given tetanus anti-toxin shortly after birth to provide initial protection before a full immunization programme can begin at around 6 months of age.

The foal registration grant for 2015 has been increased from the 2014 level of £180 in the hope that owners will use the extra grant income to offset against cost of the tetanus antitoxin.    

 

*Licensing Grant

Licensing requires an examination of the candidate stallion by an inspection team comprising a veterinary surgeon and two Society inspectors.

£200.00 payable to the owner of a colt that reaches a minimum of two years old, is presented for inspection for stallion and achieves license.

Condition: 1. Animals achieving licence must be offered for service for a minimum of 6 months

                    from the licence issue date.

 

þ*ost Mortem Grant

£200.00 for mare owners to contribute towards the cost of a post mortem of still borns. Check with the Society for more details.

Condition:       1. Professional Report of Post Mortem findings to be lodged with the Society

 

*Discretionary Fertility Grant

Owners of mares that have failed to conceive or had difficulty conceiving for the last two years may apply for financial assistance for examination to identify problems.  The terms of this grant are that the mare is examined at a centre specialising in horse fertility to be agreed in advance with the Suffolk Horse Society. Each application for such assistance will be considered by the Society’s Breeding Committee.

   

EXCLUSIONS

A   The Society will not pay grants in respect of the following close kinship matings:

      - Sire covering daughter / Daughter covered by sire

       - Son covering dam / Dam covered by son

       - Full brother covering full sister / Full sister covered by full brother

 

B   Where a stud owns more than one stallion and uses more than one stallion to cover the same mare during any one year only the first stallion used will be eligible for the stallion owner covering grant for that year.

  

LATE DOCUMENTS

The return date for documentation required for grant calculationsin all categoriesas set out above is 1st October 2016 (15th April for copies of stallion swab certificates). Owners may forfeit their grant if the required paperwork is not received by specified date. 

If registration paperwork is not received until 5th November or later the registration fee of £20 will be levied without exception and a fee of £20 will be charged for issue of the passport. If an animal is registered after the end of the year in which it was born it will need to be inspected by two appointed members of the Society's Panel of Judges and this inspection will be at the owner's expense.

 


 

TURNOUT GRANTS

The Society offers a grants of £25 per horse to members entering turnouts at shows on the list below. To claim this grant all you have to do is fill in a claim form and submit it to the office before 1st October 2015.  We can't pay the turnout grant unless we receive the form.  We are sure that several members missed out on their grants in 2014.  Don't miss out this year. Why not ask for a claim form NOW and keep it with your show box so that you can fill it in throughout the season and get it back to the office in good time. 

Turnout Grants apply to the following affiliate shows

East Essex Heavy Horse Show, Essex Heavy Horse and Country Show,  Nottinghamshire Show,  Royal Norfolk Show, Suffolk Show,  Tendring Hundred Show, and Woodbridge Horse Show.

Additional Shows

London Harness Horse Parade  Easter Monday 6th  April 2015   
Venue:  South of England Centre, Ardingly, West Sussex RH17 6TL
Contact: Mrs JE Shearman, Oakley Farm, Merstham, Surrey RH1 3QN  Tel: 01737 646132  

Devon County Show 21st  to 23rd  May 2015                                      
Venue: Westpoint Showground, Exeter, Devon
Contact: Mrs O Allen, Devon County Agricultural Association, Westpoint, Clyst St Mary, Exeter, Devon EX5 1DJ  Tel: 01392 446000

New Forest & Hampshire County Show 28th - 30th July 2015  
Venue: The Showground, New Park, Brockenhurst
Contact: Ms B Beales, New Forest Agricultural Show Society, The Showground, New Park, Brockenhurst, Hampshire  SO42 7QH Tel: 01590 622400

Royal County of Berkshire Show 19th & 20th September 2015
Venue:   Newbury Showground, Thatcham, Berkshire
Contact: Ms C Bates, Newbury & District Agricultural Society, Newbury Showground, Priors Court, Hermitage, Thatcham, Berkshire RG18 9QZ  Tel: 01635 247111

Royal Cornwall Show Thursday 4th to Saturday 6th June 2015
Venue:
Royal Cornwall Showground, Whitecross, Wadebridge, Cornwall PL27 7JE
Contact: Ms Myra Langdon, Livestock and Membership Administrator 01208 814489 or email info@RoyalCornwall.co.uk


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
Email:  sec@suffolkhorsesociety.org.uk

Latest news

Update

GRASS SICKNESS  

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.


ROYAL NORFOLK SHOW - PLEASE NOTE 

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: kim.austin@rnaa.org.uk


 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 http://www.rwas.wales/


 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