Suffolk Horse Society The Charity that cares for the Suffolk Punch Founded 1877
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Would all stallion and mare owners make certain that 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.
  • 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.


The return date for documentation required for grant calculations in all categories as set out above is 1st October 2017 (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.


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.

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 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.