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


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Foal Watch

🌝 Welcome to the World 🌝

This UK breeding season we are pleased to have welcomed 26 foals.

Congratulations to all concerned. 

22/02/18 Colony Eli - foal 
06/03/18 Tas Valley Honor - filly 
19/3/18 Colony Edith - filly 
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 Winnifred - filly
28/05/18 Euston Apache Gold - colt
30/05/18 Grane Valley ?? - colt
05/06/18 Gateridge Montgomery - colt
12/06/18 Stockton Signorita - filly
28/06/18 Holbeache Royal - colt

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.

HBLB 2018 Codes of Practice

PRESS 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.


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One horse was subsequently withdrawn leaving four horses to be collected from in Spring 2018.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

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Tel: 01394-380643

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  • This year, the main ring has moved to the large, flat entrance field.
  • Exhibitor parking will be close by on the same level.
  • Trade stands will be adjacent to the ring.
  • Other displays and catering outlets will be in the Picnic Field (where the main ring was sited IN 2017)

(See our main advert on our Home Page) 

 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.