What could be more quintessentially Suffolk than punches parading at castle for Framlingham Horse Show?
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A Suffolk horse show with more than a century of tradition has again showcased one of the county’s most iconic spectacles – punches parading with their foals in front of Framlingham Castle.
The prized breed was well represented at the 123rd Framlingham Horse Show with three filly foals, a colt and a rare ridden punch among the star attractions at Castle Meadow on Saturday.
Highly regarded Suffolk punch breeder Nigel Oakley judged this year’s show and was said to be “very complimentary” of the entrants.
Including the punches, 137 horses took part in more than 50 categories at this year’s show, with a record number of carriages setting off from Framlingham College on a parade around the town.
Honorary show director Nathan Nobbs said it was a “spectacular sight”.
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He said the backdrop of the castle made Framlingham Horse Show a unique event on the equestrian circuit.
“There’s not another show ground like it in the country,” he said.
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“It’s such a beautiful sight and that’s what draws people to this show.”