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Patron HRH The Princess Royal

Foal Watch

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22/02/18 Colony Eli - foal - see his photos on slideshow above!

06/03/18 Tas Valley Honor - filly 

19/3/18 Colony Edith - filly - see her photos (Nigel Baker) on slideshow

02/04/18 Holbeache Rocket - colt

07/04/18 Holbeache Roxy - filly

21/04/18 Eyke Elizabeth - filly

21/04/18 Edgehill April Storm - filly

24/04/18 Holbeache Ryan - colt

05/05/18 Holbeache Rory - colt

07/05/18 Besthorpe Peace - colt

12/05/18 Whatton ?? - colt

12/05/18 Holbeache Roman - colt

16/05/18 Holbeache Revel - colt

18/05/18 Whatton ?? - filly

18/05/18 Easton Harry - colt

20/05/18 Holbeache Rolo - colt

21/05/18 Kelsale June - filly

21/05/18 Cookworthy ?? - filly

22/05/18 KnightsField Achilles’ Freyja - filly

27/05/18 Whitton Jim - colt

20/05/18 Tinglestone ?? - filly

28/05/18 Euston Apache Gold - colt

30/05/18 Grane Valley ?? - colt

05/06/18 Gateridge Montgomery - colt

12/06/18 Stockton ?? - filly





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, to receive your Foal Package & be eligible for appropriate grants.

Send a photograph and a few words on how the foal is doing to the SHS Office for sharing here.

Suffolk Horse Society – Semen Collection Project

In autumn 2017 SHS Listed Stallion owners were contacted to ask if they might be willing to allow the SHS to lease their Stallion for collection of semen for freezing, for sales in the future.

Six owners responded positively, and of these five horses were selected to go forward.

One horse was subsequently withdrawn leaving four horses to be collected from in Spring 2018.

To date three have been successfully collected from and their semen frozen (Craikhow Hall Jensen, Thornfield Pendragon, Whatton Albert), with one more to follow in Summer (Eyke Viscount).

One of the horses collected from has been to UK, USA and Australasia Health Standards and one to UK and Australasia Health Standards. The remaining two will be for UK Health Standards.

While the three were at stud for collection, the SHS were delighted that the RBST also funded some additional collections for their Gene Bank Project, to ensure the preservation of the Horse should current breeding initiatives not ultimately prove to be successful.

The SHS intend to continue the collection project for more Stallions in the future to expand the semen available to breeders.

HBLB 2018 Codes of Practice

For immediate release, Wednesday 6 December 2017
Horserace Betting Levy Board Publishes Codes of Practice for 2018
The Horserace Betting Levy Board (HBLB) has published the 40th edition of the Codes of Practice on equine disease, in preparation for the 2018 equine breeding season.

This will be available online only at

The online version may be accessed as a full document or as separate sections. It may be downloaded in pdf format for printing or viewing offline.
The free app, EquiBioSafe, will be updated shortly to reflect the latest amendments to the Codes.

Applying to all breeds of horse and pony, and to both natural mating and AI, the Codes are an essential guide for the prevention and control of equine diseases which represent a potential major threat to equine breeding:
• Contagious equine metritis (CEM)
• Equine viral arteritis (EVA)
• Equine herpesvirus (EHV)
• Equine coital exanthema (ECE)
• Equine infectious anaemia (EIA)
• Dourine
• Guidelines on strangles
• Guidelines on artificial insemination (AI)
For each disease there are sections which describe transmission and clinical signs, as well as advice on prevention, diagnosis and control of infection. The Codes explain the notification requirements that apply for the four diseases that are notifiable by law: CEM, EVA, EIA and dourine.
The Codes of Practice are reviewed annually by an expert Sub Committee of HBLB’s Veterinary Advisory Committee. The Sub Committee includes representatives of:
• Thoroughbred breeders in Britain, Ireland, France, Germany and Italy
• The non-thoroughbred sector
• Defra
• Equine veterinary practitioners
• Scientists expert in infectious disease.
Rob van Pelt, Chairman of the Codes of Practice Sub Committee, said:
“The 2018 version includes a couple of key additions: an explanation of the new arrangements for
managing any CEM outbreak, as agreed between the industry and Defra; and advice to stallion
owners on what to do while the supply of Equip Artervac is suspended.
“One further change is that the British Equine Veterinary Association (BEVA) has taken over
responsibility for administering the Laboratory Registration Scheme. Labs will know this already.
Mare owners should be aware that Mare Certificates will be available to download from
“2017’s outbreak in a training yard of EHV-1 in its neurological form served to remind us of the
importance of vigilance. Sadly one horse died, but the situation could have been far worse if the
right containment practices had not been put in place as quickly as possible.
“This is what the Codes are for. Infectious disease is an ever-present risk and it is in all our interests
to work together and comply with the recommendations in the Codes.”
Further details on recent and current research on equine infectious diseases are available at
For further information please contact Annie Dodd, HBLB Grants Manager, by email at or by direct telephone on 020 7504 4014.

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The SHS Stud Book Volume 94

is now available!

It covers registrations and transfers for the year 2017.

Price: £10 plus £1.25 P&P

Credit cards now being accepted, as well as cash or cheque. 

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Our Stallion A-Z Listing now includes a 5 generation pedigree for each listed stallion. Click on the tree symbol shown on the individual stallion's detail

Horserace Betting Levy Board Publishes Codes of Practice for 2018

The Codes are an essential guide for the prevention and control of equine diseases threatening equine breeding.
The SHS recommends that all Suffolk owners/breeders familiarise themselves with the new code - see our website main panel, in order to read the HBLB's full press release and provided links.

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Attention all Suffolk horse owners.

Is your Equine Passport up to date? It is a UK LEGAL requirement to 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.