British Farriers & Blacksmiths Association

Join the BFBA today!

In addition to the many benefits, the strength of the Association exists within our members – without the BFBA the voice of the professional farrier cannot be heard.

Read the Rule Book.

To become a member please complete this form.

Membership for apprentices is provided free of charge. To register simply complete our apprentice form.


Membership Benefits



•    Representation with official bodies 
                                                          – safeguarding YOUR industry

•    12.5% discount on the price of Forge insurance through Eastlake and Beachell, plus

o    Preferential rates on Pensions
o    Preferential rates on Healthcare plans 

•    FOC postage and packing on all books & merchandise purchased through BFBA HQ

•    Confidential access to BFBA's Member Liaison Officer

•    You and your family are entitled to a discount of 20% with Morrish Solicitors for all the following legal services:

o    Employment rights
o    Disciplinary hearings
o    Residential Conveyance
o    Probate and Estate planning
o    Wills for you and your spouse/partner
o    All matrimonial, including children and ancillary issues
o    Free personal injury service
o    Unlimited number of free half hour legal advice on any issue by phone 
     or attendance at Morrish & Co's office

•    Preferential rates and access to BFBA Farriery Focus Days, competitions and seminars

•    BHS Membership – waive joining fee of £5.00 on all categories of membership (also open to members of your family as long as they reside at same address)

•    The opportunity to go on or host Farriers with ‘The Edward Martin MBE Cultural Exchange’

•    Options of financial help through BFBA’s funds for long term illness 




“You can be sure that we know your trade and its problems, be a friendly voice offering independent advice, be very interested in resolving your problems and provide you with the ability to talk to the same staff whenever you call?” JOHN HOWE of EASTLAKE & BEACHELL

“Get advice from the solicitors who have advised the Association and its members since its formation”   TOM MORRISH of MORRISH SOLICITORS

“I believe that as a strong trade association, BFBA is important as a purposeful mouthpiece for its members; a source of help and advice in troubled times; a flagship for excellence in craftsmanship and a forum for discussion of topical issues and for the exchange and dissemination of knowledge and ideas.”      Huw Dyer AWCF – Past President

“For many years I have been what one might call a stagnant member of BFBA, never seeing the day when I might have to make use of one the benefits.  After my experience (with a disciplinary hearing) I would urge all farriers to become BFBA members.”  AE Bailey RSS