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

The Suffolk, its Heritage & the Society

The Suffolk Horse

The Suffolk Punch is one of the four UK breeds of heavy horse (cart horse or draft horse) Suffolk, Percheron, Shire and Clydesdale.  These horses were the most important and most flexible powerhouse for agriculture and transport.  A whole way of life grew up around them with its own traditions, superstitions and above all, secrets.

The Society

The Suffolk Horse Society, founded in 1877, is the breed society for the Suffolk Horse, popularly known as the Suffolk Punch. 

The Suffolk Stud Book

The Suffolk Horse Society maintains and operates the Suffolk Stud-book in accordance not only with its own rules but also in accordance with European Commission Decision 96/78/EC laying down criteria for entry and registration of equidae in stud-books for breeding purposes.

2017 Suffolk Spectacular!

View just a few of the images from this year's Spectacular!

Get in touch

Tel: 01394-380643

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Calling all Stallion Owners of the UK 

The forms for recording the coverings your stallion has undertaken this season have now been sent out. Please remember to fill them in as soon as possible and return to the SHS Office. 

The deadline for returns is 1st October 2017.

 Australia's Using Science to Increase Suffolk Numbers. 

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  Forms for Turnout Grants now available here!  Turnout Grants

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.