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Home of horseracing at Newmarket in Suffolk

Find Your Adventure: equestrian suffolk

Newmarket is the national Home of Horseracing so you would expect Suffolk to embrace all things equestrian, and it does. From behind-the-scenes tours to horse-riding holidays, explore the number of popular bridle-paths around Suffolk's countryside and coast, aswell as some pretty unique attractions.

Family activities at Palace HouseMeet ex-champions of the horseracing world at Palace House in Newmarket

The Home of Horseracing

Newmarket in Suffolk is the global Home of Horseracing. Once the sporting playground for royalty dating back to the 17th century, the historic town boasts two racecourses and plays host to two of the five British Classic Races plus countless racedays and the July Festival, one of the most glamourous events in the racing calendar.

If you’re fascinated by the 'Sport of Kings' or if you love learning more about history and heritage, then Newmarket in Suffolk is where you need to be. Discover Newmarket, the town's knowledgeable guide on all things horse related and celebrate the history and heritage through their frequent behind-the-scenes tours. Attractions include the National Stud, Tattersalls Auction House, Palace House (check out their latest exhibitions) and trainers' yards - putting you right at the heart of the action.

Newmarket's tour dates for 2019 are available here


Frankel in The King's Yard NewmarketFrankel, the British Thoroughbred racehorse was unbeaten in his fourteen-race career. This dedicated statue sits within the grounds of Palace House, Suffolk's newest visitor attraction

Horseriding Holidays

If your pleasure comes from riding yourself and you are looking for somewhere new to enjoy your horse rides, then there are a number of promoted horse-riding routes and bridleways throughout Suffolk: Stanton Rides covers 30 miles in 3 circular trails; the horse shoe shaped Mildenhall Rides route; and the The Icknield Way Trail, passing through Suffolk.

If you’re looking for a break away to the countryside and want to take your horse along, Wickham Market’s Valley Farm and Wideham Farm in Bury St Edmunds both offer holiday lodges with stabling and paddocks, as well as safe access to a number of bridleways.

Horseriding at Wideham FarmHorseriding at Wideham Farm in The Brecks, west Suffolk
What’s more the British Horse Society and Foresty Commission now give free access to many forests. Find out more about their available routes here.
NHRM_Horseracing_newmarketGet up close to ex-racing champions at Palace House

Magnificent beasts - the Suffolk Punch

The Hollesley Bay Colony Stud is the world’s oldest and largest Suffolk Punch stud farm. Rarer than the Giant Panda, The Suffolk Punch Trust is the perfect place to meet these magnificent horses. You can also explore the Heritage Museum where you’ll find the exhibition hall and museum of rural life. Take one of the three pretty walks around the farm (dogs on leads are welcome), meet other rare Suffolk breeds such as the Large Black pigs, Suffolk sheep, Red Poll cattle, Silver Appleyard ducks and Ixworth chickens, and see the collection of over sixty horse-drawn vehicles, vintage implements and machinery.
Suffolk Punch TrustVisit the world’s oldest and largest Suffolk Punch stud farm

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