Suffolk Punch in Australasia today

Sadly the tiny population of Suffolk Punches in Australia declined in 2016.     More recently there are hopeful signs with the births of two foals.  Currently there are:

Resurgence of the Suffolk Punch in Australia

Marge and Dennis Candy successfully took up the challenge of returning the breed to Australia with the import from New Zealand of Calcott Virgo (bred by Mike Ashburn) and the colt Samford Jack from England.   These horses formed the initial Suffolk Punch breeding stock at the Capleach Stud, Inverell, New South Wales.

Samford Jack head Samford Jack, Founding Stallion of the modern day Australian Suffolk Punch

History was created in 2000 when Capleach Princess Anne was born; the first pure Suffolk Punch foaled in Australia in at least 50 years.   Soon after, Calcott Drift arrived from New Zealand, followed in later years by Calcott Iolanthe.   Forge Wood Benjamin, another stallion from England, also took up residence at Inverell.

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