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A number of well known, highly skilled farriers offer to share their expertise to other farriers and apprentices in one to one or small group clinics. Those farriers wishing to offer their services are listed here.

 

Jon Atkinson Clinician 

Jon is an extremely well known clinician here in the UK, across Europe & over in the states. World renowned for his clever way of breaking down forging & shoeing into easy practical stages so repeating & building on it at your own forge just comes naturally.

As a previous National Champion, regular England Farrier team member & International forging champion his meticulous eye for detail in all areas of farriery really shines through in his teaching techniques. 

Jon covers all levels & areas from pre-farrier to FW courses, half & full days clinics are available at his forge in North Yorkshire or at your own forge subject to travel distance.

 

Contact details:

Tel: 01765 640299

Mobile: 07775 715465

Email: info@jatools.co.uk

Web: www.jatools.co.uk 

 


 

Steve Beane

Steven Beane AWCF, European Champion 2006 and 2008 and World Champion 2009, is offering clinics at his forge for individuals or small groups of people. A prolific and formidable competitor Steven has a wealth of experience to share including –

  • Basic, competition and pre ATF, pre Diploma and pre AWCF shoemaking
  • Tooling and fullering
  • Tool making
  • Shoeing

All clinics are carried out in a fully equipped forge and are recognised as part of Continuing Professional Development. Based in Yarm, North Yorskhire the forge is easily accessible from the A19 north bound, approximately 30 minutes north of Wetherby.

For further details please contact Steven on 07803 176698 or email stevenbeane@hotmail.co.uk.
 


 

Central Forge

Central Forge is situated in Staffordshire 10 minutes from junction 14 of the M6. The forge is owned and run by Jonathan Nunn AWCF and has 4 fixed coke hearths and anvils and gas forges also.

 

Jonathan offers many training and tuition days at Central Forge including -

AWCF and FWCF practical exam preparation including forging pre, live horse evaluation and live shoeing available.

Modern materials AWCF exam preparation and tuition.

Dip WCF exam preparation all aspects practical and theoretical exam.

Basic forging techniques and competition forging and shoeing preparation.

Team training or hire of forge for team practice.

Hammer making clinics with Jonathan Nunn learning to make forging hammers or nailing hammers and other forging tools.

Damascus steel making clinics with guest clinicians such as Mike Randles expert sword smith and knife maker.

Farriery and forging tuition with other guest clinicians including Grant Moon, Aksel Vibe, Matt Randles.

 

Facilities at Central Forge include -

4 coke fires and anvils

Shoeing area

WiFi and Internet available 

Shower and toilet facilities

Office/study area

Blacker Power Hammer

Arc and Mig Welders

Secure car parking monitored by CCTV

 

For all enquiries please contact Jonathan Nunn AWCF

Mobile 07971280478

Email jon.nunn@me.com

 


 

Gary Darlow

Gary Darlow - RSS/AFCL, 7 times National Champion, former England team member and winner of many county show competitions is offering shoemaking clinics either individual or group (up to 4) at his forge in Over Peover, Cheshire. 10mins from M6 junction 18 (Holmes Chapel - Middleswich).

  • Basic shoemaking
  • Pre ATF assessment shoemaking
  • Competition shoe making
  • Tooling and fullering
  • Pre diploma/ pre AWCF shoemaking

Address: Meadow Bank Farm, Holmes Chapel Road, Over Peover, Cheshire, WA16 9JA.
Mobile: 07836 630958
Telephone: 01565 722618.

 


 

Nigel Fennell

Nigel Fennell farriery competitor for many years has started hosting clinics on a small group one to one basis incorporating demonstrations and hands on opportunity's in many areas of shoemaking & forging disciplines.These clinics started in January 2009 and have been very popular for farriers wishing to improve their skills not only for personal ability & interest in farriery but for exam preparation as well as to gain experience & accumulate CPD points along the way.

Nigel believes with the CPD system now well underway it simply can not work unless there is some kind of infrastructure to support it and with even more constant pressures on farriers today than ever to sharpen their skills for the much better informed equine public it can only be a positive move to be at our best to for the most important customer of all, the horse.

Nigel's experience has included -

  • National Champion Medallist
  • National Industrial Blacksmithing Champion
  • European Show Champion Title
  • England Horse Shoeing Team (Home & Abroad)
  • World Champion Top Ten Calgary Canada

For further information and bookings to forthcoming clinics please visit Nigel's new website mailto:Nigel Fennell farriery competitor for many years has started hosting clinics on a small group one to one basis incorporating demonstrations and hands on opportunity's in many areas of shoemaking & forging disciplines.These clinics started in January 2009 and have been very popular for farriers wishing to improve their skills not only for personal ability & interest in farriery but for exam preparation as well as to gain experience & accumulate CPD points along the way.

Nigel believes with the CPD system now well underway it simply can not work unless there is some kind of infrastructure to support it and with even more constant pressures on farriers today than ever to sharpen their skills for the much better informed equine public it can only be a positive move to be at our best to for the most important customer of all, the horse.

Nigel's experience has included -

  • National Champion Medallist
  • National Industrial Blacksmithing Champion
  • European Show Champion Title
  • England Horse Shoeing Team (Home & Abroad)
  • World Champion Top Ten Calgary Canada

For further information and bookings to forthcoming clinics please visit Nigel's new website www.nigelfennell.co.uk

 


 

Peter Hampson AWCF

Based in East Hampshire he offers the following forging instruction:

  • Pre-apprenticeship City and Guilds Forging Test Training in preparation for the City and Guilds NPTC Forgework Certificate 7485. All test pieces made within 5 days tuition.
  • Pre-ATF Forging Test Training
  • All aspects of Farriery Tool and Shoemaking
  • Fire welding
  • Mig and Stick welding
  • Blacksmithing

These short courses are suitable for all age groups including those leaving the Armed Forces.

He has written a set of training manuals on different aspects of forging.

Telephone: 01420 473963
Mobile: 07597393984
Website: www.phampsonfarrier.com
Address: Clifton House, Mill Lane, Lindford, Hampshire GU35 0PE

 


 

Imprint Equine Foot Care, Courses in New Farriery Technique's

The Imprint Equine Foot Care courses are becoming widely renowned for their informative, constructive and comprehensive content. Techniques taught are perfect to assist you in every day practise and enable the farrier to get the most out of the products and achieve the best possible results. Have you attended a course?

Four CPD courses are currently available:

  • Foal Development
  • Laminitis
  • Hoof reconstruction
  • Farriery for optimal performance

Course content includes:

  • Lectures and discussion
  • Practical demonstration
  • Hands-on tuition

Email Claire to receive a copy of the leaflet, alternatively contact Imprint directly. Dates of courses confirmed are on the Forge & Farrier Calendar but if you are interesting in hosting or would have suggestions for future courses do get in touch!

Address: Town Forge, High Street, Malmesbury, Wiltshire, SN16 9AT
Telephone: 01666 822953
Email: info@imprintshoes.co.uk
Website: www.imprintshoes.co.uk


 

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