Schedule of events

The schedule for the 2019 North American Suffolk Punch Spectacular is as follows:

Thursday October 3, 2019

  • Barns open at 12 noon – arrival, check in and set up
  • All participants on their own for meals

North American Suffolk Punch Spectacular
Friday October 4, 2019

8:30 to 9:45 am:  CLINIC: Braiding the Suffolk Horse

Sponsorship Fee $100 
Learn to braid your horse.  This is an active clinic and you can braid your horse in preparation for the Suffolk Halter clinic.  Braiding is not required in order to participate in the halter clinic.
~ Location:  Richardson Bldg

10:00 to 11:45 am:  CLINIC: Presentation of your Suffolk Punch at Halter

Sponsorship Fee $250, Entry Fee $20
This is a hands-on clinic, bring your own horse and participate.  Learn the “how to’s” of trotting your horse on the line and proper presentation of the horse for the judge.
~ Location:  Richardson Bldg

12 pm:  Lunch Break

1:30 to 2:30 pm:  CLINIC: Harnessing the Suffolk Horse with Mari Leedy

Sponsorship Fee $100
Stitch ‘n Hitch Harness demonstrates Farm Harness and Driving Harness
~ Location:  Richardson Bldg

2:45 to 4:15 pm:  CLINIC: Presentation of your Suffolk Punch to a Cart

Sponsorship Fee $250, Entry Fee $20
This is a hands-on clinic, bring your own horse and learn how to show your horse put to cart.  Learn what the judge is looking for and how to best present your horse to catch the judge’s eye.  ****Note:  Extra vehicles will be available if you do not have one of your own.  These are being provided by some of our Percheron, Belgian, Shire and other draft horse friends.  In the event that sufficient Suffolks do not sign up for the clinic, open spots will be made available to other breeds for this clinic.
~ Location:  Bud Walsh Arena

4:30 to 6:00 pm:  DEMONSTRATION: Plowing with your Suffolk Punch  

Sponsorship Fee $100
Learn how to use your horse on the farm.
~ Location:  South side of Grounds

7:00 pm:  Dinner

Dinner will be served in the Farris Building.  Payment of $20 will be made as you pick up your plate.

Dinner Topic:  Save This Breed Part II
Sponsorship Fee $500
~ Location:  Farris Bldg

North American Suffolk Punch Spectacular
Saturday October 5, 2019

SPONSORSHIP FEE FOR EACH CLASS LISTED: $100
ENTRY FEE FOR EACH CLASS: $10

10 am2nd Annual North American Suffolk Punch Horse Show
~ Location: Bud Walsh Arena

Halter Classes:
__1___Young Handler (horse not to be judged)

Registered Suffolk Punch Halter Classes 2 through 14:
__2___Yearling Suffolk Colts, Fillies and Geldings
__3___Two and Three year old Fillies
__4___Two and Three year old Geldings
__5___Two and Three year old Colts
__6___Mares 4 Years old and older (without foal)     
__7___Mares with foal at foot  
__7A__Foals on mares to be judged separately from dam
__8___Get of Sire – 2 offspring by same sire
__9___Produce of Dam – 2 offspring out of same dam
__10__Stallions at Halter – open to stallions 4 yrs old and older
__11__Champion Stallion – open to 1st and 2nd-place stallions and colts from classes 2, 5, 7A and 10
__12__Champion Mare – open to 1st and 2nd-place mares and fillies from classes 2, 3, 6, 7 and 7A
__13__Geldings at Halter – open to geldings 4 yrs old and older
__14__Champion Gelding – open to 1st and 2nd-place geldings from classes 2, 4 and 13
Break
__15__Lead Line
__16__Ridden Suffolk – hunter
__17__Farm Team Class – no implements
__18__Unregistered Mares and Fillies at Halter
__19__Single Horse to Vehicle — Class could be split:
A. Gentlemen to drive
B. Ladies to drive
__20__Unregistered Geldings at Halter
__21__Ridden Suffolk – Western
Break
__22__Best Foot

10 am to 2 pm:  Obstacle Courses 

Courses will be set up and manned for judging during this time period; show up and run the course in between other classes as desired.

__23__Obstacle Course – Single Horse
__24__Obstacle Course – Team
__25__Obstacle Course – Ridden
~ Location: Lower Arena or Outside Course

Late Afternoon / Evening: Horse Pull
__26__Team Horse Pull

Sponsorship Fee $100
~ Location:  Bud Walsh Arena

7:00 pm:  Dinner and Silent Auction, Harness Raffle Drawing

Dinner will be served in the Farris Building.  Payment will be made when you pick up your plate.

~ Location: Farris Building

North American Suffolk Punch Spectacular
Sunday October 6, 2019

9:30 am: Depart for logging demonstration venue  (Transit across Bolt Property)
10:00 am:  Logging demonstration at Rockwood Manor

Sponsorship Fee $100

1 pm:  Lunch and Round Table discussion
Overview of the North American Suffolk Punch Spectacular 2019

~ Location: Farris Bldg

North American Suffolk Punch Spectacular
Monday October 8, 2018

Clean up grounds.  Leave grounds in better shape than we found them.  Clean Grandstand Area.

All horses and participants depart.