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

Suffolk Young Handler

The Suffolk Young Handler Championship

The championship for 2017 will again take place at the
Suffolk Foal & Youngstock Show.

Rules and Regulations Qualification
The competition is open to all young handlers aged between 13 and 18 years old, and they will be eligible to qualify at one of the Suffolk Horse Society’s affiliated shows and at the Suffolk Spectacular. One young handler will qualify at each of the shows running a Young Handler class. If the winner has already qualified, qualification will go down the line.

Judges and Judging
The final competition will be judged on the preparation, overall turn out and handling abilities of the young handler. Each entrant will be given two hours to braid and prepare their horse and will then be asked to take the horse into the ring for the class. The judge will be present during this time and points will be awarded for all disciplines.

2017 Suffolk Spectacular!

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The deadline for returns is 1st October 2017.

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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.