The Suffolk, its Heritage & the Society
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 Suffolk Horse Society, founded in 1877, is the breed society for the Suffolk Horse, popularly known as the Suffolk Punch.
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.
The latest version of the Stallion Listing Booklet is now available to download.
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 email@example.com if you own a mare, with her full pedigree name, to receive a copy of her SPARKS report.
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
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.