Working Suffolk of the Year
If you and your horse take part in working activities during the year why not enter the Suffolk Working Horse of the Year Competition?. Here are the rules as a reminder.
Points are given for attendance at working events, which must be competitive.
Events where points can be awarded are:-
Working events organized by a. A recognised ploughing society.
b. Working horse associations
c. The Suffolk Ploughing Match
d. Suffolk Spectacular
e. Suffolk Endurance
f. Driving Trials
Points will be awarded as follows:
1st: 20, 2nd: 15, 3rd: 10, 4th: 7.
All other competitors to be awarded 5 points each
1. Participating owners will be issued with one card per horse.
2. At each event the type of job the horse was doing and it's placing must be recorded, together with the date and place.
3. The Judge or Secretary of the event must sign the card.
4. It is the responsibility of the owner to get the card signed.
5. Horses must be 4 years old or over.
6. Horses can be stallions, mares or geldings.
7. Horses must be registered in the UK Pedigree Register of the Stud Book. Their registration number must be quoted on the card.
8. All events must be competitive.
Entries for the 2019 competition must be submitted to the Society's office by 26th October 2019.
STALLION LISTING FOR 2019
Now available to download from our website - Click on Horse Business - Stallions at Stud - Licensed Stallion Listing 2019
If you would prefer a hard copy of this booklet, please call the office on 01394 380643, and we will happily post one to you!
Please read below for some advice based on that given by the BHA and TBA to owners and breeders about Equine flu:
Equine flu is a mainly airborne viral infection that can also be transmitted by direct contact from an infected animal (unwashed hands, dirty clothing, bridles & halters etc). The incubation period until an animal becomes ill is about three to ten days after exposure to the virus.
Symptoms include fever, whitish nasal discharge and dry coughs.
Restricting movement and isolating animals that are introduced onto a farm or stables from the resident population are the best way to prevent the spread of disease. Monitor rectal temperatures of newly arrived animals twice a day for ten days. Keep resident and transient horses apart.
Unvaccinated or incompletely vaccinated animals, especially foals and immune compromised animals are most at risk to becoming severely ill. Whilst vaccination does not give full protection boostering immunity by revaccinating horses that were last inoculated more than 6 months previously and pregnant brood mares within 3 months of the anticipated foaling date is recommended.
This is likely to reduce the severity of the clinical disease and offer protection to newborn foals through the mare’s colostrum. Newborn foals must receive colostrum within the first twelve hours of life to benefit from the maternal protection against infections.
Good biosecurity by limiting unessential horse movement, herd/group surveillance and monitoring rectal temperatures twice daily are the best ways to prevent the spread of and identify Equine ‘Flu.
When in doubt call your vet for advice!
AFFILIATED SHOWS 2019
Look at "What's Happening" for an up-to-date list of Affiliated Shows for 2019!
STALLIONS AT STUD
Check out our newly updated A-Z of Stallions at Stud for 2019
Now user-friendly for IPads and mobile phones!
Select the "Family Tree" for a 5 generation Pedigree report, and select the SHS Logo for a Photograph of each Stallion*
*Please note that the Photographs appear automatically if using website on a PC/Laptop.
The keen-eyed of you will have noticed that our homepage looks different!
We have had a small refresh done to update the look of the website. This has been done free of charge, and we thank Free-rein for their kind services on this. All features and accesses operate as previously, but we have added icons for direct access to our Instagram and Facebook pages.
WHERE TO SEE A SUFFOLK
You may have already seen our postcard, advertising places that you can visit in order to see a Suffolk. We have now also listed these places under 'Links To Other Sites', and will update this listing as we are notified of more places where Suffolks can be seen.
You can view her art at
Our Stallion A-Z Listing now includes a 5 generation pedigree for each listed stallion. Click on the tree symbol shown on the individual stallion's detail
Horserace Betting Levy Board Publishes Codes of Practice for 2018
The Codes are an essential guide for the prevention and control of equine diseases threatening equine breeding.
The SHS recommends that all Suffolk owners/breeders familiarise themselves with the new code - see our website main panel, in order to read the HBLB's full press release and provided links.
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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.