The Woodbridge Horse Show was formed in 1871 as a way to encourage horse breeding, especially amongst the rare Suffolk Horse, which is still listed as ‘priority’ on the 2022 – 2023 Rare Breeds Survival Trust Watchlist.

Over a hundred years later the show is still going from strength to strength and is now one of the largest and oldest horse show in East Anglia. Since its early formation it has grown from a few classes, to almost 100 ranging from Suffolk Horses, show-jumping, dressage, in-hand showing and driving. There are also Dog Agility Classes run by Paws of Parham.

The show is run by a small group of volunteers who organise everything from setting up the rings, arranging Judges and Stewards, answering questions about entries and updating the website and social media.

The show starts at 8.00am on May Day Bank Holiday at Trinity Park, Ipswich and continues until around 5pm. Entrance for the general public is £5 for adults and FREE for children. There is also free car parking in the public car parking area.

A variety of trade stands and refreshments are open all day.

The Woodbridge Horse Show is proud to work with a number of local charities, including the Suffolk Horse Society.