The organisers of the Suffolk Show are now able to offer mountain and moorland working hunter pony, novice working hunter and working cob classes for the first time.

The show, which will be held on 2-3 June at Trinity Park in Ipswich, has relocated and expanded its rings to accommodate more entries in more classes.

“Two existing rings have been merged to create a new dedicated working hunter ring that will free up other areas,” said David Nunn, deputy show director.

“This new ring has been created to include natural obstacles making it more authentic, challenging and interesting for the rider.”

The rings have been moved away from the busy public areas and are said to provide better access and proximity to the box parks.

Organisers have emphasised that despite the new equestrian rings, horses will continue to feature in the Grand Ring.

New show jumping classes include the Eraser Stakes — as seen at Olympia 2009 — and the International Stairway.

The Suffolk Show attracts 1200 equine entries across 290 classes and has a show jumping prize pot of £20,000.

Entries close on 9 April for show jumping classes and 26 March for all other equine classes.
Go to www.suffolkshow.co.uk.