The Suffolk Horse Society is a registered charity whose purpose and aims are to preserve and promote the Suffolk breed of heavy horse, encouraging ownership and long term interest in the breed. The Suffolk Punch was widely used as a draught horse providing power in the rural and urban economies until just after the second world war, but it is now widely recognised as a critically endangered rare breed.
Thanks to a generous grant awarded by the Heritage Lottery Fund, the Society is currently safeguarding, cataloguing and digitising its archive collection. This will provide a unique opportunity to ‘tell the story’ of the Suffolk Punch horse and its place in the social history and heritage of East Anglia.
The archive collection is not open to the public. Research enquiries can be made on an appointment only basis by contacting the Project Officer. A full set of stud books from volume 1 1880 up to 2014 can be viewed at the Suffolk Record Office, Ipswich, together with other associated document
For additional information about admission, opening hours, access, facilities and learning opportunities, please visit the museum website.
Suffolk Horse Society
Bentwaters Business Park
Tel: 01394 380643