The Suffolk Punch is celebrated at Suffolk Horse Society event at Elveden

The Suffolk Spectacular at Elveden Estate.

The Suffolk Spectacular at Elveden Estate. - Credit: Archant

A charity that works to preserve the Suffolk Horse breed held its main event of the year at the weekend.

The heavy horse – also known as the Suffolk Punch – was the star of the show at the Suffolk Spectacular at the Elveden Estate, organised by the Suffolk Horse Society.

There was an extensive programme of parades, demonstrations, displays and competitions.

The theme of Sunday’s event was ‘what you can do with your Suffolk’. The society aimed to show past and present uses, including agricultural work and waggons and drays, right through to ridden Suffolks including a gymkhana, a wedding carriage and funeral dray.

Claire Thurlow, executive secretary of the Suffolk Horse Society, said the 35th spectacular had been a success, with about 1,500 visitors and about 50 Suffolk Horses. “We were very pleased,” she said.


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The event, which was at Elveden, near Thetford, for the first time, raised funds for the society, which was founded in 1877.

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