Covid 19 Guidelines
To All Members registered as owning stallions or mares which could be used for breeding
The Rare Breeds Survival Trust (RBST), in collaboration with the Suffolk Horse Society (SHS), has done good work with DEFRA and other Government Agencies and has now produced its Advice to Breeders and Breed Societies, a copy of which is available to download:
Covid-19 Protocol for Breeders of Suffolk Horses scan (PDF) Covid-19 RBST Advice to Breeders (PDF)
Following this advice I have, on behalf of the SHS, drafted a Protocol for Breeders of Suffolk Horses. It is based upon the protocol drawn up by the Thoroughbred Breeders Association (TBA) which they issued in March and we know that it is working effectively and hundreds of Thoroughbred mares are being transported to stallions for covering.
In addition to the Protocol, it is necessary for the driver of the horsebox to carry a Transportation Document. A template for the preparation of this document is below. To make it easier for you to complete this document, we also enclose a blank form with spaces for you to fill in (Annex B). As you are likely to need to issue several copies of this form, one for each journey, I suggest that you take enough copies of this form to cover your needs.
This Transportation Document should be shown to anyone who questions the validity of your transportation.
If you have any queries about all of this, please send an email to me firstname.lastname@example.org
Good luck with your breeding in 2020.
Following the recent Suffolk Horse Society Ballot we can confirm the following
Re- elected Council Members:
New Council Members:
Suffolk Horse Society AGM
We are hoping to hold our AGM at Trinity Park on Saturday 18th July. We will be observing social distancing provided that the Government regulations will allow.
Palace House – 16th August
At this stage we still hope to have a parade of Suffolk Horses
Suffolk Horse Spectacular – 13th September
A decision will be taken at the end of June and all members will be informed.
Foals! Foals! Foals!
It's our favourite time of the year at the Suffolk Horse Society, with notifications coming in thick and fast about the new foals arriving.
Please check our Facebook page facebook.com/Suffolkhorsesociety for the most recent updates, and our Foal Watch page on the website suffolkhorsesociety.org.uk/horse-business/foal-watch/
On the 1st of May, the total stands at 15 foals on the ground - 9 of which are colts, and 6 are fillies. (The figure on the Foal Page is slightly below this as we wait for permission to announce names)
If you are a breeder, please don't forget to notify us as soon as possible of all foalings, so that we can send you out your registration form.
Suffolk Horse Magazine
Keep your eyes peeled for your Suffolk Horse magazine popping through your letterbox soon, if you are an SHS Member.
You will find 2 books of raffle tickets enclosed for our Spring Draw, with the chance to win £300. There are some great articles inside, including the 2020 Stallion Listing, and news and photographs from many of last year's shows.
If you haven't received your magazine, or would like extra raffle tickets, please call the office on 01394 380643.
Suffolk Horse Spectacular
13th September 2020
Now you have your 2020 calendars, its time to mark the date for this year's Suffolk Horse Spectucular!
It will be taking place at Marks Hall in Coggeshall, Essex again, as last year was such a success, and we hope to repeat that this year!
We will be having the usual wonderful display of Suffolks in various disciplines, as well as other attractions such as dog agility, farriery demonstrations, timber snigging, and archery. Put Sunday 13th September in your diary now.