2020 shows that have affiliations with the Suffolk Horse Society are listed below. Classes at these shows are judged by Suffolk panel judges, and are eligible for the challenge trophies awarded at the annual dinner in November each year.
For entry to In Hand classes horses must be registered in, or eligible for entry in, the pedigree section of the stud book. Winners of classes at these affiliated shows accumulate points which are used to calculate the award winners each October. The points system gives three for a first place, two for a second place and one for a third place. The champion Suffolk at each affiliated show also receives a special limited edition rosette. In addition, champions at the affiliated shows are eligible for the Supreme Suffolk Horse Championship, which will be held at the Spectacular on 13th September 2020.
Entrants in the Young Handler classes at affiliated shows and at the Suffolk Spectacular are eligible for the Jenkins Family Youth Trophy, which is perpetual but in addition, there is a commemorative brass for the winner to keep.
The Shows for 2020 in date order are as follows:
Friday 8th May 2020
WOODBRIDGE HORSE SHOW
Suffolk Horse Society Breed Show
Venue: Suffolk Agricultural Association, Trinity Park, Felixstowe Road, Ipswich, Suffolk IP3 8UH
Contact: Mr Mark Donsworth, Show Director, The Old Bacon Factory, Broadwater Road, Framlingham,
Suffolk IP13 9LL.
Tel: 01728 621680
Judges: Gill Evans
Saturday 9th & Sunday 10th May 2020
NOTTINGHAMSHIRE COUNTY SHOW (Notts & Newark Show)
Venue: Newark Showground, Lincoln Road, Newark, NG24 2NY
Contact: Harriet Aram
Tel: 01636 705796
Sunday 10th May 2020
SOUTH SUFFOLK SHOW
Venue: Ampton Racecourse, Ingham, nr Bury St. Edmunds, Suffolk IP31 1HU
Contact: Mr Geoff Bailes, South Suffolk Show, 35 Dalham Road, Moulton, Newmarket, Suffolk CB8 8SB
Tel: 01638 750879
Judge: Mr M Bundock
Saturday 16th May 2020
HADLEIGH FARMERS' AGRICULTURAL ASSOCIATION SHOW
Venue: Holbecks Park, Hadleigh, Suffolk IP7 5PE.
Contact: Mrs Tory Lugsden, HFAA Secretary, PO Box 388, Eye, Suffolk, IP23 9AQ
Judge: Amy Nicholls
Wednesday 27th & Thursday 28th May 2020
Venue: Trinity Park, Felixstowe Rd, Ipswich, Suffolk
Contact: Miss Elizabeth Payne, Equine & Livestock Officer, Suffolk Agricultural Association, Trinity Park,
Tel: 01473 707115
Judge: Matthew Burks
Wednesday 24th & Thursday 25th June 2020
Venue: Lincolnshire Showground, Grange-de-Lings, Lincoln, LN2 2NA
Contact: Mrs H McGurk, Livestock & Equine Secretary,
Judge: Paul Mills
Wednesday 1st July & Thursday 2nd July 2020
ROYAL NORFOLK SHOW
Venue: Norfolk Showground, Dereham Road, Norfolk, Norwich NR5 OTT
Contact: Maria Skitmore, Equine Co-ordinator,
Tel: 01603 731963
Judge: Peter Crockford
Saturday 11th July 2020
TENDRING HUNDRED SHOW
Venue: Lawford House Park, Bromley Road, Manningtree, Essex CO11 2ND
Contact: Ms Romany Foster, Tendring Hundred Show, The Oaks, Hunters Chase, Ardleigh, Colchester,
Essex CO7 7LN.
Tel: 01206 231821
Saturday 18th July 2020
Venue: Castle Meadow, Framlingham, Suffolk IP13 9BP.
Contact: Deputy Show Director, Ms Sally Collicott, Church Farm, Badingham, Suffolk IP13 8JX
Tel: 07903 539921
Judge: Rachel Welham
Sunday 2nd August 2020
ESSEX HEAVY HORSE & DRIVING SHOW
Venue: Land Adjacent to Barleylands, Barleylands Road, Billericay, Essex CM11 2UD.
Contact: Denise Dillion, 25 Lexden Drive, Chadwell, Romford, Essex
Tel: 07545 713056
Judge: Mrs C Grover
Saturday 5th September 2020 - ORSETT SHOW
Venue: Orsett Showground, Rectory Road, Orsett, Essex, RM16 3JU
Contact: Ms Pat Moore.
Tel: 01268 416549
Judge: Fiona Clark
In addition to the listed affiliated shows the SHS offers a Society brass to the highest placed Suffolk forward at the following two shows:
Thursday 4th - Saturday 6th June 2020 -
ROYAL CORNWALL SHOW
Venue: Royal Cornwall Showground, Whitecross, Wadebridge, Cornwall PL27 7JE
Contact: Mr Christopher Riddle, Secretary 01208 812183 or email info@RoyalCornwall.co.uk
Saturday 18th July 2020 -
CAMBORNE AGRICULTURAL SHOW
Venue: Gwealavellan Farm, Coombe, Camborne, Cornwall TR27 5EF
Contact:Heavy Horse Section Secretary, c/o 01209 717691 or email email@example.com
The Society also offers a Best Suffolk Type & Best Ridden Rosette for the relevant classes at the following shows:
The Shropshire County Show – 23rd May 2020
Rutland Show – 31st May 2020
Anglesey County Show – 11th & 12th August 2020
Burwarton Show – 6th August 2020
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.
IT'S NOT TOO LATE TO ENTER!! You still have a few days in January to complete your challenge, so sign up today. Email firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
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
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.