British Farriers & Blacksmiths Association


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.

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.

IHCS Virtual Clinic Series

As you may have heard the AFJ International Hoofcare Summit 2021 will be a virtual event to include clinic presentations released throughout 8 months during 2021.    See full details >>
Added 11 December 2020.

COVID-19: England lockdown guidance

Further to confirmation that restrictions will be re-imposed in England from tomorrow (5th November), the FRC have updated its advice "its direction and advice to Registered Farriers in Great Britain".  See full details >>
Added 4 November 2020.

FRC Retention Fee 2021

Further to the ‘Message from the Chair’ published on the Farrier’s Registration Council website on Monday (3rd November) the BFBA write regarding the increased Retention Fee for 2021. See full details >>
Added 4 November 2020.

Focus on Exhibitors - news and offers!

This week (2nd - 6h November) is BFBA Focus on Exhibitors week!  The Association very much appreciates the support we receive from our industry manufacturers and suppliers, whether that be as an exhibitor at Focus, an advertiser in Forge or a sponsor in a competition. We recognise the exposure exhibitors gain by being at Focus and the networking opportunities it provides. It is the week following what would have been ‘Focus’ weekend and we have invited exhibitors and advertisers to use our social media with introductions, product launches and special offers. See full details >>
Added 2 November 2020.