Star reader names rare horse
A SUFFOLK Punch foal has a traditional English name today thanks to a young Evening Star reader.The six-week-old filly born last month at Easton Farm Park, has been christened Easton Rose.
A SUFFOLK Punch foal has a traditional English name today thanks to a young Evening Star reader.
The six-week-old filly born last month at Easton Farm Park, has been christened Easton Rose.
Jake Lensen was selected as the winner from the entrants that chose the name Rose for the foal.
The five-year-old was presented with his prize of a family season ticket to the farm when he went to visit on Monday with his sister and parents.
Jake said: "I am very happy that I have won and I chose the name without any help from anybody. I liked it as a rose is a pretty flower."
The Felixstowe youngster said horses were his favourite animal and was pleased to win the ticket as he would be able to visit the many horses at the park more often.
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Hundreds of entries flooded into the Star offices in Lower Brook Street since the competition began at the end of April.
The result left the judges the enormous task of choosing from around 75 names with other popular ones being Easton Sky and Easton Promise
Farm manager, Fiona Kerr said: "We chose Easton Rose as we were keen for the name to have a link with Ipswich Town Football Club, as their emblem is the Suffolk Punch.
"David Rose was the club secretary when the emblem was chosen and as it has been his retirement and testimonial this year we thought it would be a fitting name."
Suffolk Punches are traditionally carthorses but became rarer than the giant panda after the invention of tractors made them redundant.
In the last few years has there been an effort to preserve them but Easton Rose is one of only around 300 Suffolk Punch horses registered in the country.
Belle, Evie, Wonder, Sovereign, Spice, Beauty, Cuckoo,
Tally, Angel and Pixie.