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Easton: Latest Suffolk Punch arrival marks Easton Farm Park’s 40th anniversary

13:05 13 May 2014

Easton Jim the Suffolk Punch who was born at Easton Farm Park, pictured with his mother Easton Mary

Easton Jim the Suffolk Punch who was born at Easton Farm Park, pictured with his mother Easton Mary

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A farm park has celebrated the arrival of a new foal to join its stable of iconic Suffolk Punch horses during its 40th anniversary year.

Easton Jim the Suffolk Punch who was born at Easton Farm ParkEaston Jim the Suffolk Punch who was born at Easton Farm Park

The 13th foal to be born in 2014 arrived at Easton Farm Park earlier this month and has already been making quite an impression with staff, visitors and horses alike.

“He’s not a huge horse but he has a very lively personality,” said park manager Fiona Siddall.

“He is a lovely, confident little foal who makes a great addition to our team.”

The young colt has been named Easton Jim after Jimmy Kerr who opened the park in April 1974 when it was only second attraction of its kind in the country.

As the only colt in a herd of eight females, Ms Siddall said he “might have his work cut out to be heard above the girls”.

But despite his age, the “precocious” foal has “already been giving his mother the run-around”, she added.

The farm, which opens seven days a week, will be holding a 40th birthday celebration featuring live music, classic cars and a traditional street party on Sunday, July 27.

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