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

Our Heavy Horse Skills Training Days

Heavy Horse Skills Training Days 2017

The Suffolk Horse Society is again offering its popular heavy horse training days. The days provide a good grounding that enables people to brush up on existing skills or get to grips with new ones. Some of these sessions may be useful for those looking to take part in the Society Probationer Judges Scheme.

Nigel Oakley and Cheryl Grover will conduct the training at Rede Hall Farm near Bury St Edmunds in Suffolk. Both Nigel and Cherry are 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. 


Tuesday 21st March - Harnessing and Putting To - Agricultural and Trade

Thursday 30th March Driving Singles and Pairs

Tuesday 4th April - Braiding & Preparing a Horse for Showing & Showing Etiquette

Tuesday 11th April - Riding Heavy Horses

Tuesday 18th April-  Stable Management and Feeding (re-scheduled from 14th March)

The cost per person is £75 (including lunch). Minimum age 16. Please book in advance through office

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The deadline for returns is 1st October 2017.

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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.