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.

Equine Charities launch home CPD for farriers

Do you feel confident dealing with welfare concerns in a horse you attend? Do you know the equine legislation involved, what to do at a rescue scene, or how to produce and give evidence in court? Do you know who you can call to help? Would you like to use time in lockdown to earn CPD points from the comfort of your home? See full details >>
Added 23 July 2020.

Providers of ‘essential’ services to equines

Farriers: providers of ‘essential’ services to equines The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has disrupted all of our lives and will continue to do so for some time to come. Whilst some restrictions have begun to be lifted, this is not a time for complacency and we are by no means anywhere near ‘back to normal’. See full details >>
Added 29 May 2020.

2020 'Focus' - cancelled

We can confirm that due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic the decision has been made to cancel the 2020 British Farriers and Blacksmith’s Association (BFBA) Focus featuring the International Team Horseshoeing Competition. See full details >>
Added 18 May 2020.

Coronavirus (COVID-19): 13.05.20

As you are aware, on Sunday evening the Prime Minister announced modifications to the restrictions placed upon us to fight against the spread of coronavirus. The Farrier’s Registration Council have since updated their guidance “in respect of the delivery of Farriery services” following consultation with the Government. See full details >>
Added 13 May 2020.

Looking after your mental health

The COVID-19 pandemic will test all of us, whether we become infected with the virus or not. All of our daily lives will endure significant upheaval and our working lives have been severely disrupted. The BFBA is working hard to communicate and provide clear updates with practical advice as and when appropriate. Each member of the Executive Committee and our office staff welcome your calls, emails and private messages and we will continue to support you in whatever way we can. See full details >>
Added 15 April 2020.