Annual Awards Dinner 2023

The 2023 Suffolk Horse Society Annual Awards Dinner on December 2nd was a memorable occasion. Tickets sold out quickly and Hintlesham Hall was filled to capacity. This annual event is open to all Suffolk Horse Society members, friends and supporters and was the perfect opportunity to enjoy an evening of good food, good company and the chance to meet with like-minded Suffolk horse owners and supporters, and to celebrate the achievements of 2023 at the Annual Awards ceremony.

The host, President Mrs Mary Ryder-Davies welcomed all guests and presided over the evening. Guest speaker Chris Clarke of Clarke & Simpson, Suffolk based chartered surveyors, estate agents and auctioneers, entertained his audience with stories and anecdotes from a lifetime of working within a rural farming community. His superb auctioneering skills were put into action later in the evening when he took the gavel to auction off the generous items that had been donated – the auction raised over £4000. Grateful thanks must go to all those who so generously donated items for the auction and which generated some fierce bidding. The evening was also an opportunity to celebrate with members their successes throughout the year as they stepped forward to receive the trophies that had been competed for throughout the show season.

The date for the 2024 Annual Awards Dinner has been confirmed, Saturday November 30th at Hintlesham Hall, we look forward to seeing you there.



1 The Duphar Cup

Best Single Agricultural Turnout at shows throughout the season.

Jackie Taylor & Harry Timmings

2 Bill Russell Shield 

Best Decorated Harness class at the Suffolk Icon Day (In the Absence of the Spectacular).

Andrew Wager

3 The Colony Orchid Cup

Most in-hand points for decorated harness classes throughout the year

1st Place – John Latham, Hazel Chapman and Helen Roberts

4 The Oakley Perpetual Challenge Trophy

Best Trade Single Turnout Exhibitor at shows during 2023

Jayne  Groom

5 The Kath & Basil Field Memorial Perpetual Trophy

Best Ladies’ (Two Wheel) Cart at affiliated shows during the year.

Jayne  Groom

6 The Leader Trophy

Best Young Handler at the Suffolk Icon Day (In the absence of the Spectacular)

Niamh White

7 The Gina Maxine Shield

Best Working Horse of the season

Mick Garwell & Susie Adams

8 The Golden Grandchild Perpetual Trophy

Best Foal at the Foal and Youngstock show

John & Fiona Fleming

9 The Ray Hubbard Shield

Best Working Harness at the Suffolk Icon Day (In the absence of the Spectacular)

Mick Garwell & Ms Susie  Adams

10 The Suffolk Horse Society Champion Yearling Trophy

Best Yearling at the Foal and Youngstock Show

Mrs Laurence Hoskins

11 The Braiding Trophy in memory of Cliff Howard & John Purse

Winner of the Braiding Competition at the Suffolk Icon Day (In the absence of the Spectacular)

Susie Adams 

12 The Young Person’s Braiding Shield

Best Braider Under the age of twenty one at the Suffolk Icon Day (In the absence of the Spectacular)

Leona Fleming

13 The Jenkins Youth Trophy

Best Young Handler Championship held at Banham Zoo October 2023

Leona Flemming

14 The Wolton Rose Bowl

Stallion siring the most foals registered by the date of the dinner

Bruce McKim & Brenda Foster

15 Heather Keeble Memorial Trophy

Best ridden Suffolk gaining the most points at affiliated shows throughout the season,

Katie Barr

16 The Suffolk Horse Society Achievement Trophy

Katie Barr

17 The Cherrytrees George Murray Trophy

Best Horse exhibited  at In Hand affiliated  shows during the season 

Kathryn Revett

18 The Brian Cooper Perpetual Trophy

Best Stallion exhibited at shows during the season

The Suffolk Punch Trust

19 The Robert Peacock Perpetual Trophy

Best Turned out In Hand horses exhibited at shows during the year, judged secretly

Team Wager

20 The Suffolk Supreme Champion Perpetual Trophy

Supreme Championship winner (Held at the Suffolk Icon Day)

The Suffolk Punch Trust

21 The Centenary Perpetual Challenge Cup

Most successful exhibitor of In Hand horses during the year.  

John & Fiona Flemming