What could be more quintessentially Suffolk than punches parading at castle for Framlingham Horse Show?

Chloe Miles with Flick and Tilly Davies with Patch at the Framlingham Horse Show.Picture: NIGE BROW

Chloe Miles with Flick and Tilly Davies with Patch at the Framlingham Horse Show.Picture: NIGE BROWN - Credit: Archant

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.

Danielle Lawrence with Laburnum Dream. Picture: NIGE BROWN

Danielle Lawrence with Laburnum Dream. Picture: NIGE BROWN - Credit: Archant

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.

Margaux Herinckx with her horse. Picture: NIGEL BROWN

Margaux Herinckx with her horse. Picture: NIGEL BROWN - Credit: Archant

Highly regarded Suffolk punch breeder Nigel Oakley judged this year’s show and was said to be “very complimentary” of the entrants.

Rebecca Cheesman with George. Picture: NIGE BROWN

Rebecca Cheesman with George. Picture: NIGE BROWN - Credit: Archant

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.

Pip Davies at the show Picture: NIGE BROWN

Pip Davies at the show Picture: NIGE BROWN - Credit: Archant

Honorary show director Nathan Nobbs said it was a “spectacular sight”.

Margaux Herinck riding Squirrel. Picture: NIGE BROWN

Margaux Herinck riding Squirrel. Picture: NIGE BROWN - Credit: Archant


You may also want to watch:


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.

Most Read

“It’s such a beautiful sight and that’s what draws people to this show.”

Become a Supporter

This newspaper has been a central part of community life for many years. Our industry faces testing times, which is why we're asking for your support. Every contribution will help us continue to produce local journalism that makes a measurable difference to our community.

Become a Supporter
Comments powered by Disqus