The BFBA is involved at Board level across the farrier industry in addition to hosting and supporting educational and competitive events across the country. This page is regularly updated with industry developments and news. At all times, we welcome your comments and feedback; please do get in touch. After reading multiple comments on a recent post on Facebook a quick review of how the new End Point Assessment, DipWCF, for farriery was set and achieved. See full details >>
Added 16 July 2021.Ben Benson stands down as BFBA's appointed representative on FRC See full details >>
Added 15 July 2021.It is with a heavy heart, and a great deal of frustration, that the Executive Committee must now confirm that BFBA Focus 2021 – including the BFBA Home International competition - has been cancelled. See full details >>
Added 15 July 2021.The Blacksmith Apprenticeship, in partnership with the AIM Qualification and Assessment Group, Worshipful Company of Blacksmiths, Herefordshire Ludlow and North Shropshire College has been announced. See full details >>
Added 8 June 2021.A recent survey conducted by the British Farriers and Blacksmiths Association (BFBA) has highlighted the risks farriers are exposed to during hoofcare appointments. See full details >>
Added 4 June 2021.We are delighted to let our members know that we have negotiated a 20% discount on ‘Business Essentials’ membership with the Federation of Small Businesses (FSB). See full details >>
Added 7 May 2021.As many of you are aware the BFBA have conducted a survey into farrier injuries. This is the beginning of a campaign to promote discussion, raise awareness and educate, with the aim of reducing the risk to farriers. The results from the survey will help us to quantify the frequency and types of injuries sustained by farriers while providing hoofcare services.
The survey is now closed. A huge thank you to the 349 of you who took the time to complete the survey. By way of thanking you for your participation Gibbins of Suffolk, Silverback Chaps and The Farriers Foundation generously donated prizes. See full details >>
Added 7 May 2021.Following on from last year’s success, and due to the ongoing coronavirus restrictions, we are pleased to confirm the British Farriers and Blacksmiths Association (BFBA) AGM will take place on May 15th 2021 via Zoom. See full details >>
Added 25 March 2021.Following a meeting of the BFBA Executive Committee and Craft Committee on Saturday 20th March 2021 it has been decided, with regret, that the International Team Horseshoeing Competition will not be held as planned alongside Focus on the weekend of 30th and 31st October 2021. See full details >>
Added 24 March 2021.We are delighted to confirm that we have finalised the details of a series of three webinars aimed at those taking their WCF Diploma this year. See full details >>
Added 3 March 2021.