British Farriers & Blacksmiths Association

Join the BFBA today!

In addition to the many benefits, the strength of the Association exists within our members. The British Farriers and Blacksmiths Association (BFBA) exists to represent, and be the voice of, the professional farrier whilst supporting and enabling our farriery and blacksmithing members throughout their career.


How To Join

Membership can now be managed online, please complete this form:

Membership for apprentices is provided free of charge


It is important that all members are familar with the Association's Rules: Read the Rule Book


Membership Benefits

  • 25% off all BFBA courses e.g AWCF/FWCF courses and all other CPD courses
  • Free delivery on all books and BFBA merchandise purchased through BFBA 02476 696595
  • (NEW) 25% off retail at Red Horse Products Ltd plus email to receive a Free Farriers sample pack 0808 164 0723
  • 12.5% off Eastlake and Beachell Forge insurance plus preferential rates on Pensions and Permanent Health Insurance 0116 254 4277
  • (NEW) 10% off Silverback Chaps with Free embroidery (single name) plus a Free Silverback T-shirt 01947 897165
  • 10% off Stromsholm ALL Gibbins aprons with Free embroidery (single name) 01908 233909
  • 10% off Handmade Shoes (UK) Ltd HMS exclusive tools only to include: Beanie Tools, Ridolfo Tools and Kingery (Tosakay Forge) Tools 01296 662 473
  • (NEW) Giraffe Graphics Ltd - BFBA Exclusive Embroidered Farrier Pack 01246 766770 - (1 soft shell jacket 1 fleece 1 sweatshirt 3 polos 3 vests all embroidered with your logo all for only £99.99 plus vat)
  • (NEW) 10% Discount on all vehicle graphics with Giraffe Graphics Ltd
  • 5% off Londonderry Forge tool maintenance and knife sharpening kit and any consumables e.g buffing compound, expander wheels and belts etc. 01677 422587
  • Discounts with Morrish Solicitors including their no win, no fee personal injury service (which is also available to family members) and free half hour legal consultation plus more. Read further >
  • The opportunity to go on or host Farriers with ‘The Edward Martin MBE Cultural Exchange’ to America
  • FREE entry to BFBA Focus
  • (NEW) Federation of Small Businesses 20% discount - please contact FSB Regional Sales Manager, Alistair Downham on 07872 868848 or via

ATF Membership Benefits

As above, with the addition of - 

  • 1 free apprentice contract per year 
  • 30 minutes free HR/employment law advice with Andrea Brereton

For more information on any of these please speak to one of our representatives


BFBA Branches


  • Secretary - Jonathan Black
  • Chairman - Lee Christie


  • Chairman - Robert Burgoyne
  • Secretaries - Joy Burgoyne, Benjamin Coy, Thomas Farmer
  • Treasurer - Michael Burgoyne


  • Secretary - Robin Hayden
  • Treasurer - Andrew James
  • Chairman - Trystan Stock


  • Treasurer - Andrew Cooling
  • Secretary - Dorian Madin
  • Chairman - Michael Verster


  • Chairman - Colin Dayment
  • Treasurer - Tony Vowden


  • Secretary - Andrew Elliot


  • Secretary - John Johnstone

Eastern Counties

  • Chairman - Stephen Britten
  • Treasurer - Curtis Mack
  • Secretary - Sarah Mulqueen & Jack Vickery


  • Treasurer - Michael McCormick
  • Chairman - Cecil Swan

Lancashire & Cheshire

  • Secretary - Rowland Mather
  • Chairman - Scott Moores
  • Treasurer - Allan Worthington


  • Chairman - Richard Spence
  • Vice Chair - Stuart Spence
  • Secretary - Michael Woodford

Mid Surrey

  • Secretary - David Garland
  • Chairman - Steven Scobell


  • Secretary - William Moore, Dean Mould & Graeme Moran


  • Chairman - Cliff Barnes
  • Secretary - Ian Chambers


  • Chairmen - Micharel Handley & David Udall
  • Secretary - Jonathan Nunn and Sara Nunn
  • Treasurer - Jason Megan

South Yorkshire and Humberside

  • Chairman - Stephen Hewitt
  • Secretary - Tammy Mathison
  • Treasurer - Marc Mathison


  • Treasurer - Joe Frank
  • Chairman - Stephen Hewitt
  • Secretary - Ben Casserley

Wales and Borders

  • Secretary - Julie Rooney
  • Treasurer - Russell Pritchard
  • Chairman - Tim Rooney


  • Chairman - Huw Dyer




“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