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Suffolk Punch Trust’s Colony Stud to host open day

The Suffolk Punch Trust’s Colony Stud in Woodbridge is hosting an open day this Sunday (2 August).

Visitors will have the chance to see the 32 resident Suffolk Punch horses, as well as displays of farm machinery, local trade stands, rural craft displays and birds of prey.

The Suffolk Punch Trust’s Colony Stud is the oldest stud of Suffolk Punch horses in the world, and this year bred four fillies and three colts.

Colony Vee, a filly born in February, was the champion Suffolk foal at both the Suffolk Show in May, and the Framlingham Show in July.

Since 2004, the Suffolk Punch Trust has raised over £1.8m to help to ensure the future of the breed and to stop the dispersal of the Colony Stud.

In 2010 a new learning and heritage visitor centre will open, aimed to make the stud more accessible to the public and to develop educational and work skills programmes for disadvantaged and vulnerable groups in society.

The open day runs from 10am to 4pm, and entrance is £5 per car.

For more information, visit www.suffolkpunchtrust.org.

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