Suffolk Day in Haverhill
As part of the celebration of Suffolk Day on Thursday 21 June, Haverhill Market Square will have a special visitor who couldn’t be more Suffolk.
Jasper, a 13 year old Suffolk Punch horse, will be coming to town to give anyone in the Town Centre between 2.00pm and 4.30pm the chance to get up close and personal with a fine example of this endangered breed.
Nigel Oakley from Rede Hall Farm Park will be on hand to talk about his magnificent equine friend and answer questions form children and adults alike.
Jasper measures 17 hands and weighs about 1 ton.
Sian Smith, from the Suffolk Punch Trust, said the Suffolk punch breed of horse is ‘rarer than the panda’.
Haverhill Town Mayor, Tony Brown, who asked Nigel to bring Jasper to town said
‘I was determined that Haverhill was included in the Suffolk Day celebrations and am delighted that we can take advantage of this opportunity. Families on their way home from school will be particularly welcome. We will be flying some Suffolk flags all day long to show that Haverhill is Suffolk and proud!’
The event is part of the current Haverhill Festival. In the evening at the Haverhill Arts Centre there will be a screening of the 1984 film Singleton’s Pluck, part of which was filmed in Suffolk.