October 5, 6 and 7, 2018 marks a first for the Suffolk Punch Draft Horse and its admirers in North America.

The Southern Suffolk Punch Gathering Group will host a three day weekend of demonstrations, discussions, meals, meetings and the first ever Horse Show featuring only Suffolk Punch horses on this continent. The overall theme of this event is Save This Breed.

This premier event will be held at the New River Valley Fairgrounds in Dublin, Virginia. There will be speakers addressing genetics, artificial insemination, preparation of the mare for AI and use of the Wrights Genetic Calculator, classes of field performance driving, logging, plowing and pulling, a full range of in-hand showing events, and many demonstrations of skill and culture related to the Suffolk Punch horse.

A proposed schedule can be viewed on the Schedule of events page and will be open for development as the time nears.  We are seeking sponsorships of classes and the event if you have any interest in supporting the event and breed. It is our hope that this can be the largest gathering of this extremely rare breed ever in modern history.

Please stay in touch with this website for further details.

Contact person is Jason Rutledge, email biological.woodsman@gmail.com,Member Board of Directors ASHA. Telephone 540-798-1828

or Bonnie McCutcheon Coordinator NASPS Telephone 540-605-6311  email halfdraft100@gmail.com