BFBA

British Farriers & Blacksmiths Association

BFBA News

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.

BFBA Injury Survey - prize draw

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.

BFBA AGM 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.

BFBA Focus and Int. Team Competition 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.

BFBA Lockdown League 2021

Following on from the success of last year's BFBA Lockdown League, we are delighted to invite you to take part in the Lockdown League 2021! It won't be long until we can get together but, until then, join us, from the comfort of your own forge and embrace the challenge! A huge thank you to our six superb judges and all of our sponsors who have already donated prizes to the winners. See full details >>
Added 27 February 2021.

The Farriery Injury Survey

This survey 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. To achieve this we need facts, please take the time to complete this questionnaire. The information gained will enable us to identify the ways in which we can support and help farriers to work more safely. See full details >>
Added 7 February 2021.

ICO Registration

We are aware that a number of farriers have been prompted to register with the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO). This is correct and it is not a scam. See full details >>
Added 26 January 2021.

QEST: Scholarship & Apprenticeship Funding

The Queen Elizabeth Scholarship Trust (QEST) awards scholarship and apprenticeship funding of up to £18,000 to talented and aspiring craftspeople working in a broad range of skills, from farriery and cheese maturing to jewellery design, silversmithing, dry stone walling, glassblowing and sculpture. See full details >>
Added 16 December 2020.