News

2021 Stallion Listing Available

The latest version of the Stallion Listing Booklet is now available to download.

Stallion Listing Booklet 2021 (PDF)

With photographs, pedigrees etc for all 22 available stallions, this is a really useful resource for all mare owners. 


Also 2021 SPARKS reports for all mares are available. Please contact the office at sec@suffolkhorsesociety.org.uk if you own a mare, with her full pedigree name, to receive a copy of her SPARKS report.

Christmas Work Hours

The Suffolk Horse Society offices will be closed for Christmas between 23rd December and 3rd January. 

Emails will be checked periodically, but you may not get a response during this time.

If you have an urgent enquiry please use one of the following emergency phone numbers:  07764487707  /  07970636060

SHS Webinar - Dr Fred Barrelet will give a talk about Foal and Youngstock Management

We are really pleased to announce that after the success of our last webinar, we have another one planned. On Monday 19th October, Dr Fred Barrelet will give a talk about management of older foals and preventative healthcare. There will be a Q&A session following the talk.

First foal born using sexed semen

The Suffolk Horse Society are proud to have been a part of an innovative new project, resulting in the first ever birth of a healthy filly foal from sexed semen.

The future of the Suffolk Horse breed depends on having enough filly foals to keep the breed going, and last year there were 19 colt foals born with only 15 filly foals, in the whole of the UK. Now a filly foal has been born, following an innovative approach using sex sorted sperm to determine the gender. It’s the first time in the world that this technique has been used to support the survival of rare breeds.

With fewer than 72 female Suffolk Punches remaining in the UK of breeding age, every female born is vital to the survival of this endangered and iconic British horse.

Stud Book Now Available

New Stud Book available now. Please call the office on 01394 380643 to buy your copy. £10 + £2 p&p

ANNOUNCEMENT FROM CHAIRMAN

"After consulting with all members of the Council, the Executive Committee has, reluctantly, decided that it will not be possible to hold the AGM this year.  This is due to Government restrictions on the holding of meetings which have not been relaxed to the extent that we had hoped.

In place of the AGM we shall hold a meeting of the Council via Zoom on Tuesday 14th July at 6.00 pm.  We shall conduct the formal business normally done at the AGM followed by the business which is normally conducted at the meeting immediately following the AGM.  Trustees will also have the opportunity to raise other business at the end of this meeting.

Regrettably, for similar reasons, it has been decided not to hold the Spectacular this year, nor to put on a display of Suffolk horses at Palace House, Newmarket, in August.

Read more...

Accounts for 2019

A copy of our 2019 Accounts is available to download here. 

Suffolk Horse Society Council Members update


Following the recent Suffolk Horse Society Ballot we can confirm the following
 
Re- elected Council Members:
Glenn Cass
John Fleming
Sue Wager
 
New Council Members:
Jayne Groom
Charles Cooke
Gail Sprake

Springtime at SHS

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.

Spring 2020 Magazine

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.

Save The Date

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.

Virtual Medal Challenge 2020

IT'S NOT TOO LATE TO ENTER!! You still have a few days in January to complete your challenge, so sign up today. Email info@suffolkhorsesociety.org.uk or call the office on 01394 460621 to sign up. It's only £12.99 to enter and you will win a medal if you reach your target.

Nigel Oakley "on the sofa" with Lesley Dolphin

This week, Nigel Oakley was the guest on Lesley Dolphin's sofa, on BBC Radio Suffolk, talking about the work he does with Suffolk Horses.

Listen to the interview here

Show Results Available

The results from all shows affiliated with the Suffolk Horse Society are now available to download as a PDF booklet.


If you would like to be sent a hard copy of the Show Results, please send an A4 sized stamped addressed envelope to Suffolk Horse Soceity, Suite 8, Britannia House, Base Business Park, Rendlesham Suffolk IP12 2UT.


2019 Annual Awards Dinner

Saturday 30th NOVEMBER 2019

7.30PM - Late

See More Details about the dinner and download a booking form

Latest News

2021 Stallion Listing Available

The latest version of the Stallion Listing Booklet is now available to download.

Stallion Listing Booklet 2021 (PDF)

With photographs, pedigrees etc for all 22 available stallions, this is a really useful resource for all mare owners. 


Also 2021 SPARKS reports for all mares are available. Please contact the office at sec@suffolkhorsesociety.org.uk if you own a mare, with her full pedigree name, to receive a copy of her SPARKS report.

Christmas Work Hours

The Suffolk Horse Society offices will be closed for Christmas between 23rd December and 3rd January. 

Emails will be checked periodically, but you may not get a response during this time.

If you have an urgent enquiry please use one of the following emergency phone numbers:  07764487707  /  07970636060

SHS Webinar - Dr Fred Barrelet will give a talk about Foal and Youngstock Management

We are really pleased to announce that after the success of our last webinar, we have another one planned. On Monday 19th October, Dr Fred Barrelet will give a talk about management of older foals and preventative healthcare. There will be a Q&A session following the talk.

Get in touch

Tel: 01394-380643
Email:  sec@suffolkhorsesociety.org.uk

Latest news

2021 Stallion Listing Available

The latest version of the Stallion Listing Booklet is now available to download.

Stallion Listing Booklet 2021 (PDF)

With photographs, pedigrees etc for all 22 available stallions, this is a really useful resource for all mare owners. 


Also 2021 SPARKS reports for all mares are available. Please contact the office at sec@suffolkhorsesociety.org.uk if you own a mare, with her full pedigree name, to receive a copy of her SPARKS report.

Christmas Work Hours

The Suffolk Horse Society offices will be closed for Christmas between 23rd December and 3rd January. 

Emails will be checked periodically, but you may not get a response during this time.

If you have an urgent enquiry please use one of the following emergency phone numbers:  07764487707  /  07970636060

SHS Webinar - Dr Fred Barrelet will give a talk about Foal and Youngstock Management

We are really pleased to announce that after the success of our last webinar, we have another one planned. On Monday 19th October, Dr Fred Barrelet will give a talk about management of older foals and preventative healthcare. There will be a Q&A session following the talk.

First foal born using sexed semen

The Suffolk Horse Society are proud to have been a part of an innovative new project, resulting in the first ever birth of a healthy filly foal from sexed semen.

The future of the Suffolk Horse breed depends on having enough filly foals to keep the breed going, and last year there were 19 colt foals born with only 15 filly foals, in the whole of the UK. Now a filly foal has been born, following an innovative approach using sex sorted sperm to determine the gender. It’s the first time in the world that this technique has been used to support the survival of rare breeds.

With fewer than 72 female Suffolk Punches remaining in the UK of breeding age, every female born is vital to the survival of this endangered and iconic British horse.

Stud Book Now Available

New Stud Book available now. Please call the office on 01394 380643 to buy your copy. £10 + £2 p&p