Suffolk Horse Spectacular 2019
SUFFOLK HORSE SPECTACULAR
& Country Fair 2019
Sunday 1st September 2019
Marks Hall Estate, Nr. Coggeshall, Essex CO6 1TG
One of the most important dates in the diary for fans of the Suffolk Horse!
The Suffolk Spectacular is a fun day out for all the family - you can enjoy the magnificent Suffolk horse in the show ring, being put through its paces in a variety of challenging heavy horse activities, in the beautiful setting of Marks Hall.
You can also enjoy craft and trade stands, have a go at fly-fishing and archery, see gun dogs being worked and refresh yourself at food and drink stalls.
Here are just a few of the activities you can enjoy:
Suffolk Horse Supreme Championship Finals
Horse and Rider Fancy Dress
Craft and Trade Stands
Horse Agility Demonstrations
Dog Agility Demonstrations
Gun Dog Demonstrations
Farrier & Blacksmiths Demonstrations
Gates Open 9.30am - Dogs on leads welcome
Members: £12 Adults: £15 Children (under 16): £5 Under 5s: Free
To book tickets, call 01376 563796 or visit www.markshall.org.uk
Discount if booked in advance.
Most people within the Suffolk Horse community will have already heard the sad news that Roger Clark has passed away. He was beloved and respected by all within the Suffolk Horse Society and will be remembered for his inimitable personality and his way with animals.
The funeral will take place at 2pm on Tuesday 18th June at St Mary’s Church, School Street, Stoke-by-Nayland, CO6 4QY.
All are welcome as he was such a big part of the horse world. Please feel free to wear cheerful colours - just not too bright. His favourite colour is cornflower blue so if you would like to add that into your clothing please do.
No flowers please. Donations in memory of Roger can be made to East Anglian Air Ambulance or Macmillan Cancer Support, c/o, Hunnaball of Sudbury, New House, 62a North Street, Sudbury. CO10 1RE. 01787 313303. Www.hunnaball.co.uk
Suffolk Horse Society Chairman, George Paul, said “Roger has done so much to help preserve and promote the Suffolk horse over the past 50 years or so. He was the first Chairman of the Society in 1979, after Sir Robert Gooch stood down. Having done his three years as Chairman, he was then elected President in 1993, a role that he fulfilled with relaxed, extrovert skill.
“He was one of the best men at showing any animal, but particularly Suffolk horses, that I have ever seen. He had a magnetic personality when it came to controlling a difficult horse and showing it off to best advantage.
“Fortunately Roger imparted so much of his skill and knowledge to other people. I believe that he trained well in excess of 20 apprentice farriers, most of whom are still in practice. He taught many people, including me, to drive horses and he was so experienced in veterinary matters that he diagnoses were invariably accurate. So often a horse’s lameness was in the foot, and there was no better man at curing foot problems.“
He will be deeply missed by the Suffolk Horse Society and we are grateful to have had him as a champion of the breed for so many years. If you would like to send condolence cards to his wife, Fiona, you are welcome to send them to the Society office and we will pass them on.
Junior Membership of the Suffolk Horse Society
With free activity pack, puzzles, badges etc. as well as newsletters, and discounted entry into affiliated attractions and events.
£10 for 3 -13 year olds
£15 for 13 -17 year olds
Join up at the Suffolk Show or contact us for an application form.
Its Show Season!
Lots of great shows coming up! Let us know of any others!
Discounts with your SHS Membership Card
Welcome to the World Bluegum Lady Aurora!
STALLION LISTING FOR 2019
Now available to download from our website
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!
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.
We have updated the Suffolk Horse Society Recommendations for Equine Flu for the showing season. Please READ MORE here