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This provides an up to date picture in words and photographs of Suffolk Punches, other draught and carriage horses, as seen by Andrew Lucas. You are welcome to email me with horse names, so that I can add them as titles.

2011 Draft Horse Workshop at Historic Prophetstown, Indiana, USA, 3rd to 5th September

I attended this "hands on" workshop and will be providing a description of this shortly.

2009 Ellingham Show at Somerley Park, Hampshire, 8 August

Wam and sunny day in a beautiful location. Randy and Eugenie Hiscock put on spectacular performances, as you can see in the photos.

You can view and download a high resolution copy if you note the number of the photo and follow the following link: http://www.warwickparksuffolks.com/photos/2009/Ellingham_show

Please note, contact info@warwickparksuffolks.com if you wish to use the photographs for commercial purposes.

©Andrew Lucas, 2009


59th British National Ploughing Championships, Soham, Cambs, 11 Oct 2009

Tractors, traction engines and horses. No Suffolks but it was impressive to see the high-cut furrows made by the horse ploughing. Fortunately the rain made the ground much easier to work than earlier in the year.

You can view and download a high resolution copy if you note the number of the photo and follow the following link: http://www.warwickparksuffolks.com/photos/2009/Soham

Please note, contact info@warwickparksuffolks.com if you wish to use the photographs for commercial purposes.

©Andrew Lucas, 2009


36th Haddenham Steam Rally, Cambs, 13 September

A reminder of how cold the wind can blow in the fens in September! Haddenham is a nice show, well worth a visit.

Paul Smith's and Lesley Miller's Suffolks present, with Paul showing his waggon.

You can view and download a high resolution copy if you note the number of the photo and follow the following link: http://www.warwickparksuffolks.com/photos/2009/Haddenham_show

Please note, contact info@warwickparksuffolks.com if you wish to use the photographs for commercial purposes.

©Andrew Lucas, 2009


2009 Sandling Show, Kent, 15 August

A local Kent Show, with Suffolks from the Working Horse Trust, in Kent. The Working Horse Trust is where my stallion, Forgewood Benjamin, was foaled, and then shipped to Australia.

You can view and download a high resolution copy if you note the number of the photo and follow the following link: http://www.warwickparksuffolks.com/photos/2009/Sandling_show

Please note, contact info@warwickparksuffolks.com if you wish to use the photographs for commercial purposes.

©Andrew Lucas, 2009


2009 Euston Rural Pastimes, 7 June

Many Suffolks in a beautiful setting. A wet and cool morning that finished up as a pleasant afternoon.

You can view and download a high resolution copy if you note the number of the photo and follow the following link:

http://www.warwickparksuffolks.com/photos/2009/Euston_Rural_Pastimes

 

Please note, contact info@warwickparksuffolks.com if you wish to use the photographs for commercial purposes.

©Andrew Lucas, 2009


115th Annual Framlingham Show, Suffolk, 18 July 2009

A pleasant show, on the Castle Meadow at the foot of the walls of the Castle. I wasn't there long, so didn't get many photographs.

You can view and download a high resolution copy if you note the number of the photo and follow the following link: http://www.warwickparksuffolks.com/photos/2009/Framlingham_show

Please note, contact info@warwickparksuffolks.com if you wish to use the photographs for commercial purposes.

©Andrew Lucas, 2009


La Michaudiere, Normandie, France, 23 August 2009

An amazing and enlightening experience. Opened my eyes as to how well you can work with heavy horses. Mainly Percherons at La Michaudiere.

You can view and download a high resolution copy if you note the number of the photo and follow the following link: http://www.warwickparksuffolks.com/photos/2009/La_Michaudiere_Normandie

Please note, contact info@warwickparksuffolks.com if you wish to use the photographs for commercial purposes.

©Andrew Lucas, 2009


2009 Royal Norfolk Show, 2nd July

My first Royal Norfolk Show, one of the classic English agricultural shows, and one that has for many years run Suffolk Horse classes.The Royal Norfolk made up for missing this year's Suffolk Show.

Thursday 2nd July turned out to be perfect summer weather – clear skies, warm and with a gentle easterly breeze.

The Suffolk classes were on in the Waveney Ring in the morning, with the turn-outs and main parade in the Main Ring in the afternoon.Brilliant weather, warm with a pleasant breeze. Many Suffolks to be seen in hand and turn-outs. Apologies for the number of photographs, hopefully you'll find one of your horse.

You can view and download a high resolution copy if you note the number of the photo and follow the following link: http://www.warwickparksuffolks.com/photos/2009/Royal_Norfolk_Show

Please note, contact info@warwickparksuffolks.com if you wish to use the photographs for commercial purposes.

©Andrew Lucas, 2009


2009 Lord Mayor's Procession, 14 November

Wild, windy (100mph gusts!) and very wet! What an impressive display of horses and carriages, culminating with the Lord Mayor's gold ceremonial coach.

You can view and download a high resolution copy if you note the number of the photo and follow the following link: http://www.warwickparksuffolks.com/photos/2009/Mayorial_procession

Please note, contact info@warwickparksuffolks.com if you wish to use the photographs for commercial purposes.

©Andrew Lucas, 2009


2009 Wessex Heavy Horse Society Annual Show & Country Fayre, Gillingham, Dorset, 28 September

Gillingham Show, one of the popular west country horse shows. An impressive display of Cornish-style harness, and Suffolks.

You can view and download a high resolution copy if you note the number of the photo and follow the following link: http://www.warwickparksuffolks.com/photos/2009/Gillingham_show

Please note, contact info@warwickparksuffolks.com if you wish to use the photographs for commercial purposes.

©Andrew Lucas, 2009


2009 Suffolk Spectacular, Easton Farm Park, 6 September

The largest number of Suffolk Horses at one event in the UK this year. Pleasant, cloudy day, with spectacular display in the main arena. Easton Farm Park is north-east of Wickham Market, set in gentle rolling country in Suffolk.

These are my photographs of the event, the light was low and not easy for photography.

You can view and download a high resolution copy if you note the number of the photo and follow the following link: http://www.warwickparksuffolks.com/photos/2009/Spectacular_Easton

Please note, contact info@warwickparksuffolks.com if you wish to use the photographs for commercial purposes.

©Andrew Lucas, 2009


2nd Suffolk Endurance Challenge at Euston Park, 27th July

The second year of this event, to work Suffolk Punches in harness, under the care of Fred Barralet of Rossdale & Partners veterinary surgeons of Newmarket. Held on the Euston Estate, the horses are timed around a 5-mile course through the estate.

This year was held in temperate conditions, pleasant temperature and a medium wind, in contrast to the still heat and humidity last year.

These are my photographs of the event, the competitors and the prize giving. There's even one photo of "Louis Bleriot" landing his machine at Euston Park...

 You can view and download a high resolution copy if you note the number of the photo and follow the following link: http://www.warwickparksuffolks.com/photos/2009/Euston Park Suffolk Endurance Challenge

Please note, contact info@warwickparksuffolks.com if you wish to use the photographs for commercial purposes.

©Andrew Lucas, 2009

2009 Annual Ploughing Match at Red House Farm, Bucklesham, 4th October

A beautiful sunny day, and these photographs were taken during the afternoon. Good weather, but dry, hard ground. These are photos that I took, click on the thumbnail to see it full size.

You can view and download a high resolution copy if you note the number of the photo and follow the following link: http://www.warwickparksuffolks.com/photos/2009/Bucklesham_match

Please note, contact info@warwickparksuffolks.com if you wish to use the photographs for commercial purposes.

©Andrew Lucas, 2009