Easton: Suffolk Punches are stars of the show at Easton Farm Park

Suffolk Punch horses at Easton Farm Park. Dora Betts is pictured with some of the Suffolk Punch hors

Suffolk Punch horses at Easton Farm Park. Dora Betts is pictured with some of the Suffolk Punch horses. - Credit: Archant

Visitors to Easton Farm Park were able to delight in one of the joys of the year – additions to the stable of one of the rarest breeds of horse.

The fourth annual Suffolk Punch Foal Day, organised by the Suffolk Horse Society, was hosted by the farm park with visitors being able to enjoy a day-out and see the foals and yearlings paraded in the ring.

This year there were 35 Suffolk Punch foals born, but the breed is still on the critical list.

Fi Siddall, of Easton Farm Park, said: “Thirty-five for the whole breed is not a lot. We had 12 of them here at the show plus around 12 yearlings and with the Victorian buildings and old tractors, it was a lovely spectacle.

“The day is all about raising awareness of the Suffolk Punch breed and how rare it is.

“It’s also a part of Suffolk’s heritage and if we cannot celebrate it here, it’s a pretty poor show.”

The day was also a chance for breeders to get together.