Rain

Rain

max temp: 16°C

min temp: 7°C

ESTD 1874 Search

Debenham/Hollesley Bay: Suffolk Punch Trust foal is named Colony Aspall after cider maker

14:51 15 July 2014

Colony Aspall

Colony Aspall

Archant

Debenham-based cider and vinegar maker Aspall said it was “surprised and honoured” after a Suffolk Punch colt was named in its honour.

shares
Colony AspallColony Aspall

Colony Aspall is the latest addition to the Suffolk Punch Trust’s stud at Hollesley Bay.

Around the same time that Clement Chevallier was establishing his orchards at Aspall Hall, near Debenham, which has remained for eight generations in the same family, a short distance away at Hollesley Bay near Woodbridge, the Barthorp family was busy setting up the Colony Stud and farm. They introduced the Suffolk Punch Horse to the area in 1759, and the horses have been continuously bred on the same site ever since.

“We were surprised and honoured when the Suffolk Punch Trust recently contacted us about naming their latest foal. A gorgeous colt, fathered by their champion stallion Besthorpe Achilles, was born in the early evening of Saturday, June 7, to mother Colony Unis,” said the firm.

“They wanted to call the new foal Colony Aspall. Of course we were delighted. It’s fantastic to be involved with this Suffolk institution that’s been around for almost as long as Aspall, and we will definitely be following Colony Aspall’s progress as he grows up.”

Colony Aspall with mother Colony UnisColony Aspall with mother Colony Unis

Brothers Barry and Henry Chevallier Guild, who run Aspall, will be visiting the foal over the summer.

Barry said: “It’s a real privilege to have a Suffolk Punch named after Aspall.

“You couldn’t get more Suffolk than the Suffolk Punch horse. It’s fantastic to associate our almost 300 year old Suffolk brand with the iconic Suffolk horse and we feel anything we can do to raise the profile of this endangered horse is a good thing.

“We’re delighted and honoured to have the foal named after us.”

shares

0 comments

Welcome , please leave your message below.

Optional - JPG files only
Optional - MP3 files only
Optional - 3GP, AVI, MOV, MPG or WMV files
Comments

Please log in to leave a comment and share your views with other East Anglian Daily Times visitors.

We enable people to post comments with the aim of encouraging open debate.

Only people who register and sign up to our terms and conditions can post comments. These terms and conditions explain our house rules and legal guidelines.

Comments are not edited by East Anglian Daily Times staff prior to publication but may be automatically filtered.

If you have a complaint about a comment please contact us by clicking on the Report This Comment button next to the comment.

Not a member yet?

Register to create your own unique East Anglian Daily Times account for free.

Signing up is free, quick and easy and offers you the chance to add comments, personalise the site with local information picked just for you, and more.

Sign up now

The SimMan patient simulator at West Suffolk Hospital in Bury. Moritz Schramm assesses the patient.

A life-like £27,000 patient simulator which gives student medics at West Suffolk Hospital hands-on experience was showcased in Bury St Edmunds yesterday.

Firefighters tackle blaze

Fire crews from Woodbridge, Holbrook and Princess Street in Ipswich were called to a shed fire which had cylinders stored inside at 3.30pm today.

Fire fighters

Crews from Bury St Edmunds and Elmswell were sent to a reports of a fire in Thedwastre Road today.

The thatched house in Langham which was badly damaged by a fire.

A blaze at a thatched cottage in a village near the Suffolk/Essex border tackled by firefighters for around seven hours overnight has left a family homeless.

Leiston and District Swimming Club relay teams

A swimming club sent 27 members to a county-wide championship – with more finalists than ever before.

Gena Moore from Nelson’s Journey with Simon and Anne Beckett-Allen of Rosedale Funeral Home

A funeral home with branches in north Suffolk has continued its support for local bereaved children by commissioning a doll’s house style church to help support workers explain what happens at a funeral.

Felixstowe Road Runners

Runners from Suffolk and Essex will once again be flocking to the Capital, this weekend, to take part in the 35th staging of the London Marthon.

Man wanted in connection with a burglary at Playford Court in Sudbury

CCTV images of a man wanted over thefts from properties at sheltered housing complexes in Sudbury.

Cyclists taking part in the Suffolk Sunrise 100 bike ride for children's charity Action Medical Research in 2012

More than 1,300 cyclists are expected to line up for the start of a fundraising ride through the Suffolk countryside in just over a fortnight.

MRSA rates revealed

Drastic measures to tackle potentially life-threatening bugs have significantly reduced outbreaks in our hospitals, an investigation has found.

Most read

Most commented

Topic pages