Equestrian sensation at this year’s Suffolk Show

With the Suffolk Show just weeks away, horse-lovers across the county should saddle-up for a packed schedule of world-class equine displays and attractions. The Suffolk Show is one of the biggest equine events in East Anglia, hosted at Trinity Park on Wednesday 29 and Thursday 30 May.

In rings across the showground, visitors can enjoy a spectacular range of equine displays including ponies, coach driving, elegant side saddle and show jumping, with riders competing from across the UK to qualify for major competitions like Olympia, the Royal International Horse Show and the Horse of the Year Show.

Heavy horses are a ‘mane’ attraction again this year with over 200 heavy horse entries over the in-hand, ridden and turnout classes. In the Collins Grand Ring, the popular Shetland Pony Grand National will also be returning on both show days.

Visitors can also get close to the rare Suffolk Punch breed, including young foals born in the county earlier this year, with information from The Suffolk Horse Society, Suffolk Punch Trust and Rare Breeds Survival Trust.

The Equine Village is the place for horse enthusiasts to browse and buy the latest in clothing, tack, horse boxes and trailers, feed and more from leading local and national equestrian brands. Experts will also be on hand to answer questions and share advice for horse owners.

Bee Kemball, Suffolk Show Director, said: “The Suffolk Show is a fantastic platform for highlighting equine talent, and we’re proud to attract leading competitors and equine brands from across the UK. The Show offers such a wide range of ring displays and opportunities to meet different horse breeds, it’s a great day out with something for everyone.”

The Suffolk Show is organised by the Suffolk Agricultural Association who, as a charity, aim to encourage and facilitate positive engagement between the public and those working in food, farming and the countryside. The SAA achieves this through the Suffolk Show as well as a series of education programmes aimed at young people in schools and colleges.

Tickets for this year’s Suffolk Show are now on sale at the same great value as last year. Advanced tickets cost £23 (saving £5 per ticket) while children aged under 15 will once again receive free entry.

From May 13, the Suffolk Show App will also be available to download for free again, with new features and a fun new activity trail with great prizes to win. For more information and to book tickets visit www.suffolkshow.co.uk or call the ticket office on 01473 707117.