The British Farriers and Blacksmiths Association (BFBA) will be celebrating ‘Farriers Week’, which will take place this year from the 10th – 16th July.
Initiated 24 years ago by the American Farriers Journal as “a time for horse owners, trainers, veterinarians and other members of the equine community to acknowledge the contributions of farriers”, the celebratory week has evolved to include farriers acknowledging their mentors throughout their career.
“Our farriery members face new challenges on a daily basis. Like so many industries, so soon after the troubles of the coronavirus pandemic, we are now facing crippling increases on all of our basic costs including wages, fuel, steel, coke and gas,” said BFBA President, Ben Benson AWCF, “In the UK we have an incredible depth of skill, knowledge and talent amongst our farriers and we also know how hard our members work. We very much hope that horse owners and equine organisations will join with us and demonstrate their appreciation.”
During the week of 10th – 16th July, the BFBA will be publishing a series of posts on their social media channels to inform and support clients. Owners, equine professionals and organisations are encouraged to share the posts – and give a ‘shout out’ to your farrier!
Facebook – @BritishFarriers
Instagram – @bfbaforge