Heavy Horse Skills Training Days

Heavy Horse Skills Training Days 

These days provide a good grounding, enabling people to brush up on existing skills or to learn new ones.

Some of these sessions may be useful for those looking to take part in the Society Probationer Judges Scheme.

Nigel Oakley & Cheryl Grover will conduct the training, both being Trustees of the Suffolk Horse Society with many years' experience of the Suffolk breed and of teaching equine matters.  We limit attendance numbers so that each participant gets individual attention in a friendly, informal atmosphere.

Venue: Rede Hall farm, Bury St. Edmunds, Suffolk

Price: £75 per person per course.

Lunch will be provided.

Minimum age of 16 years

Wednesday 25th March 2020

Braiding
Feeding
Grooming
Care of the foot

Wednesday 8th April 2020

Harness
How to present a Suffolk horse for in-hand showing
Points of the Suffolk horse - what judges look for at shows
“Putting to” an agricultural vehicle.

Saturday 18th April 2020

“Putting to” singles & pairs
Harness
Driving a single Suffolk horse
Demonstration of driving a pair of Suffolk horses

Past Training Days (2019):

30th March 2019 - Feeding Regime & Stable Management
3rd April 2019 - Braiding & In Hand Showing
13th April 2019 - Harnessing for Single & Pairs (both Trade & Agricultural)
 17th April 2019 - "Putting To" single/pairs and driving a single horse

Latest News

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

Get in touch

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

Latest news

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