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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 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 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!

Colony Boo

D.O.B:
4th April 2015
Height:
Breed:
Suffolk Punch
Sex:
Filly
Character:
Boo is a very bold and a friendly young lady, soon to be in work.

COLONY CASPER

D.O.B:
21 April 2016
Height:
Growing
Breed:
Suffolk Punch
Sex:
Male
Character:
Casper has been sold to a lovely new family. He will soon be living with his full sister, Colony Yasmin very soon.

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!

Sir Duston Montaro

D.O.B:
01/08/13
Height:
Still growing
Breed:
Traditional Gypsy Cob
Sex:
Gelding
Character:
Bumble (stable name)lives on the stud farm but he's owned by our Stud Manager, Tracey Pettitt. Bumble had a sorry start to his life and was found and rescued from the side of the road at only a few months old. Bumble needed emergency veterinary treatment to treat a large abscess on his hind leg. Now fully recovered he has the most outgoing character and loves nothing more than to have a game of football!