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Meet the horses

Why is the Suffolk Punch so special?

These majestic horses helped shape our rural landscape and was vital to Britain's social history. As the UK industrialised and its population grew, the Suffolk Punch pulled the plough, cut the corn and carried the wheat to the mill to feed the towns.

Strong, with a good temperament, a Suffolk Punch is a gentle giant, very good at working hard. They also look beautiful with their shining chesnut coat and solid stature. N.B - (Suffolk horse spelling of chestnut is without the 't')

Our horses in residence at the Colony Stud and are ready to greet you when you visit. Find more about each of them by viewing their profiles below:

Besthorpe Achilles

D.O.B:
28 April 2005
Height:
17.2hh
Breed:
Suffolk Punch
Sex:
Stallion
Character:
Our senior stallion and Sire (Dad) of many of our young horses, a true champion.

Colony Iris

D.O.B:
8 May 1996
Height:
17.2hh
Breed:
Suffolk Punch
Sex:
Mare
Character:
Our oldest horse and matriarch, she is easy to spot with her distinctive grey flecks.

Colony Oaken

D.O.B:
6 June 2002
Height:
16.3hh
Breed:
Suffolk Punch
Sex:
Gelding
Character:
A member of our team horses and can often be seen in harness at events.

Colony Vee

D.O.B:
6 February 2009
Height:
16hh
Breed:
Suffolk Punch
Sex:
Mare
Character:
Part of our breeding programme and a wonderful Dam (Mum) to a number of foals.

Colony Viridor

D.O.B:
8 June 2009
Height:
18hh
Breed:
Suffolk Punch
Sex:
Gelding
Character:
Viridor is one of our tallest horses, he's a loyal lad who loves to work.

Colony Wren II

D.O.B:
24 May 2010
Height:
16.2hh
Breed:
Suffolk Punch
Sex:
Gelding
Character:
A real team player, he enjoys taking part in displays and is very friendly.

Colony Xing

D.O.B:
11 April 2011
Height:
Still growing
Breed:
Suffolk Punch
Sex:
Gelding
Character:
Xing is our tallest horse, he is very trusting and quiet in his work.

Colony Yale

D.O.B:
24 May 2012
Height:
Still growing
Breed:
Suffolk Punch
Sex:
Gelding
Character:
Yale is a big baby and loves nothing but to be cuddled and praised.

Colony Zinnia

D.O.B:
18 May 2013
Height:
Still growing
Breed:
Suffolk Punch
Sex:
Filly
Character:
Zinnia is very kind and she will be tall like her mother, Iris.

Colony Zippo

D.O.B:
24 June 2013
Height:
Still growing
Breed:
Suffolk Punch
Sex:
Gelding
Character:
Zippo is very loving and quiet to handle, he should make a great work horse.

May

D.O.B:
May 1996
Height:
Very small
Breed:
Shetland
Sex:
Mare
Character:
Lovely little girl who has a big heart and personality to match!

Toffee

D.O.B:
May 1997
Height:
Very small
Breed:
Shetland
Sex:
Mare
Character:
A great friend and sister to May but can be a bossy boots!

Sandringham Sailor II

D.O.B:
11 May 2007
Height:
17hh
Breed:
Suffolk Punch
Sex:
Gelding
Character:
Majestic! Given to the stud by HM the Queen, he is a gentleman and hard worker.

Vumba Deeanne

D.O.B:
15 April 2009
Height:
17hh
Breed:
Suffolk Punch
Sex:
Mare
Character:
A loving, sweet natured lady who loves for her itchy spots to be scratched.

Colony Olive II

D.O.B:
9th May 2002
Height:
16.3hh
Breed:
Suffolk Punch
Sex:
Female
Character:
Olive is a sweet, kind natured mare and just wants to be loved by all.

Easton Bill

D.O.B:
30/04/2012
Height:
Still growing
Breed:
Suffolk Punch
Sex:
Gelding
Character:
He's a very serious horse but he will accept a cuddle when nobody is looking!

Colony Alfie

D.O.B:
23rd May 2014
Height:
Still growing
Breed:
Suffolk Punch
Sex:
Colt
Character:
Alfie will make a good height, he is very kind and loving.

Colony Aspall

D.O.B:
7th June 2014
Height:
Still growing
Breed:
Suffolk Punch
Sex:
Colt
Character:
Aspall is very nosey and needs to be involved with everything!

Whitton Comet

D.O.B:
10th May 2010
Height:
17.1 HH
Breed:
Suffolk Punch
Sex:
Gelding
Character:
He's on loan to us and he will be part of our working horse team.

Colony Boo

D.O.B:
4th April 2015
Height:
Breed:
Suffolk Punch
Sex:
Filly
Character:
Boo is a very bold and friendly young lady,she's good friends with Colony Bluey.

Colony Bluey

D.O.B:
13th May 2015
Height:
Still growing!
Breed:
Suffolk Punch
Sex:
Colt
Character:
Our youngest adoption horse, named for Ipswich Town Football Club's mascot.

COLONY CUTHBERT

D.O.B:
29 March 2016
Height:
Growing
Breed:
Suffolk Punch
Sex:
Male
Character:
Cuthbert is already proving to be a very bold and fearless boy.

COLONY CASPER

D.O.B:
21 April 2016
Height:
Growing
Breed:
Suffolk Punch
Sex:
Male
Character:
A timid youngster who needs his mum for everything, let's hope he grows out of it!

Colony Calypso

D.O.B:
17 May 2016
Height:
Growing
Breed:
Suffolk Punch
Sex:
Female
Character:
One cheeky little girl, we think she will prove to be quite a handful!