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 with Liza Howe

Sponsored by Christina Handley
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

Sponsored by: Oklawaha Sawmill Services, LLC 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

1:15 to 2:00 pm:  CLINIC: Harnessing the Suffolk Horse with Mari Leedy

Sponsored by Biothane USA Coated Webbing
Stitch ‘n Hitch Harness demonstrates Farm Harness and Driving Harness
~ Location:  Richardson Bldg

2:15 to 3:45 pm:  CLINIC: Presentation of your Suffolk Punch to a Cart

Sponsored by Erika Marczak 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

4:00 to 5:15 pm:  DEMONSTRATION: Precision Pull

Sponsored by Healing Harvest Forest Foundation
Test your skill and the response of your team and try your skill in the precision pull.
~ Location:  Bud Walsh Arena

6:00 pm:  Dinner

Dinner will be served in the Farris Building.  Payment will be made as you pick up your plate. Dinner meeting of The Southern Suffolk Punch Gathering Group. The Meting will be conducted by President Clifford Cox.

~ Location:  Farris Bldg

7:30 pm: Single Horse Pull and Team Pull

Entry – $10 per pull

Single Horse Pull Sponsored by Matt & Cindy Malnory – Iron Fire Ranch Team Horse Pull Sponsored by Orchard Hill Farm – Ken & Martha Laing

~Location: The Bud Walsh Arena under the lights

North American Suffolk Punch Spectacular
Saturday October 5, 2019

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

10 am:  2nd Annual North American Suffolk Punch Horse Show

Judges: Mr. Neil Adams and Mrs. Fiona Clark – halter and under saddle classes Mr. Ryland Moore – Obstacle classes, single horse pull and team pull Mr. Travis Burns – Best Foot Class

Halter Classes:
1. Young Handler (horse not to be judged) Sponsored by The Shenandoah Valley Equine Fair

Registered Suffolk Punch Halter Classes 2 through 14:
2. Yearling Suffolk Colts, Fillies and Geldings
3. Two and Three year old Fillies Sponsored by: Jody Lawrence and Family
4. Two and Three year old Geldings
5. Two and Three year old Colts
6. Mares 4 Years old and older (without foal)    Sponsored by Double G Farm
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 – Stallions 4 years old and older

Sponsored by Joe Cervenka and Cindy Garz
11. Champion Stallion – open to 1st and 2nd-place stallions and colts from classes 2, 5, and 10 Sponsored by Suffolk Punch Brewing
12. Geldings at Halter – open to geldings 4 yrs old and older Sponsored by Rock Springs Farm
13. Champion Gelding – open to 1st and 2nd place geldings from classes 2, 4 and 13 Sponsored by Suffolk Punch Brewing 14. Champion Mare – open to 1st and 2nd-place mares and fillies from classes 2, 3, 6, 7 and Sponsored by Jody Lawrence and Family

Break

15. Best Foot Class 16. Unregistered Mares at Halter Sponsored by Wanda Rae K. Daniels in honor of grandniece Leah Haney 17. Unregistered Geldings at Halter Sponsored by J. Kramer Landscaping and Snow Plowing
18. Lead Line Sponsored by Twin Springs Equestrian
19. Ridden Suffolk – hunter Sponsored by Roanoke Valley Pony Club
20. Farm Team Class – no implements Sponsored by BA Farm Works
21. Ridden Suffolk – Western
Break
22. Single Horse to Vehicle — Class may be split or may be combined

Sponsored by Ed & Karen Malnory – Iron Fire Ranch
A. Gentlemen to drive
B. Ladies to drive

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 sponsored by Town Center Storage
24. Obstacle Course – Team sponsored by Sandra Shea in memory of her grandfather, John F. Shea
25. Obstacle Course – Ridden Sponsored by Mike and Jeannie Ciccarello – Iron Fire Ranch
~ Location: Lower Arena or Outside Course

7:00 pm:  Save This Breed II Dinner and Silent Auction, Harness Raffle Drawing

Sponsored by Jack Garst Agency

Dinner will be served in the Farris Building.  Payment will be made when you pick up your plate. Speaker: Dr. Phillip Sponenberg, DVM

Professor Pathology/Genetics – Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA

~ Location: Farris Building

8:30 pm Music with Virginia Blue by the fire following the lecture

North American Suffolk Punch Spectacular
Sunday October 6, 2019

9:00 am:  Depart for logging demonstration venue  (Transit across Bolt Property)
9:30 am:  Logging demonstration at Rockwood Manor. All horses and vehicles must depart Rockwood not later than 12:30. A wedding reception will follow us.

Sponsored by Healing Harvest Forest Foundation

1 pm:  Lunch
Clean up grounds.  Leave grounds in better shape than we found them.  Clean Grounds and Grandstand Area. Prepare to depart.

All stalls must be stripped. All manure is to be placed in the manure pit. Aisle area to be raked and debris removed.

North American Suffolk Punch Spectacular
Monday October 7, 2019

All horses and participants depart.

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