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



Patron: Her Royal Highness the Princess Royal

Vice-Patron: The Lord Lieutenant of Suffolk 

The Suffolk Horse Society is a registered charity and is managed by a body of Trustees, known as the Council, elected from amongst the members at the Annual General Meeting. Elected members serve for a four year term at the end of which they may seek re-election. The Society has a President who is chosen annually by the AGM and who serves for one year. The President is supported by a President Elect, who is also chosen by the AGM, and who takes on the presidency on an annual rolling basis.

The Officers and Council of the Suffolk Horse Society

President:  Mr Jeff Hallett
President Elect: Miss Sue Wager
Retiring President: Mr Andrew Thompson
Chairman: Mr Andrew Thompson
Vice-Chairman: Dr Chris Bushby
Honorary Treasurer: Dr Chris Bushby
Council Members:
Dr Fred Barrelet
Mrs Gill Buckle
Mr Matthew Bundock

Mr Glenn Cass
Mr Mark Donsworth
Mr John Fleming
Mr Martin Goymour
Mr Stephen Gowing
Mrs Cheryl Grover
Mr Frank Kinge
Mrs Heather Lander
Mr John Latham
Mr Nigel Oakley
Mr George Paul

Mr Jonathan Purse
Mr Paul Smith
Mr Chris Spalding
Mr Neil Syrett
Miss Laura Thompson

Miss Sue Wager
Dr Peter Webbon

Mrs Karen White


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