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England Farrier Team Trials

Date: 13th January 2018


To be held at -
Warwickshire Farriery College
Moreton Morrell
CV35 9BL

Senior Entries limited to 28
Apprentice entries limited to 48 approx

TRIALS January 13th 2017- Entries close January 5th 

Seniors will be required to make 3 shoes in 70 minutes  out of coke -No Striker or Fireman  - top eight go through to the afternoon shoeing final for which they will be required to make and fit two  3/4 fullered shoes front & hind  (Hind quarter clipped) in 1 hour.

Apprentices will be required to make 3 shoes in 70 minutes  in Gas  top five scoring Seniors & apprentices make the 2017 England Team .

Seniors Mr Danny Mallender AFCL
Apprentices Mr Jay Tovey AWCF

The specimen shoes will be on Forge & Farrier and posted on Nigel's Facebook page by the late October/ Early November  2017- All competing will be required to bring there own steel for the Shoemaking classes and nails to suit the specimens - Shoeing steel will be provided for the Senior Shoeing Finalists . There will be a food and hot drinks Truck on site for the day also . The ROCK CLOCK will be back !! So get ready for another day of rock and roll and moving steel !! 

The England trials is an opportunity to see and compete alongside some of the finest forgers in the UK  on the same day , so whether you are a seasoned/top competitor or up and coming and interested - the England manager needs you to show case your skills - this day only happens once a year ! 

Entries Seniors £100
Apprentices £45.00

Send your entries to: NOTE !!  And be sure to write your details CLEARLY !!!!!
Nigel Fennell
6 Pondcroft
GU46 7UR

Cheques made payable - PLEASE DO not send Cash in the post to “The England Farrier Team”
Last years trial was a record turn out and this year is set to be even bigger so get your entries in fast !! 


Download entry form


Download Apprentice Specimen Shoes (added 27.10.17)

Concave onion heel

Hind lateral extension 

Hind lateral extension 2

Sidebone barshoe

Sidebone barshoe 2


Download Senior Specimen Shoes (added 30.10.17) - 

Fully Fullered Seated Barshoe

Steel 1" x 3/8"

Width 5 1/2"

Length 5 3/4"

Width at back of bar 3"

Nail: slim 5

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Spavin Pony Hind

Steel 3/4" x 3/8" 

Width 4 1/2" 

Length 5 1/4"

Nail: slim 4

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Roadster Hind

Steel 1" x 1/2"

Width 4 3/4"

Length inside 5 1/4"

Length outside 5 3/4"

Nail: slim 4

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RESULTS (added 15th January 2018) - 


Senior Team 

1-Steven Beane Trials Champion 2018 

2-Alex Collier

3- Matt Randles 

4- Robbie Watson Greaves 

Reserve Liam Collins 



1- Harriet Young Trials Champion 2018

2- Jordan Gilbertson 

3- Jon Zoutewelle 

4- James Sutton 

Reserve Joe Frank 


Winners of the World Champions Blacksmith USA Prizes of Free entry to any WCB contest I’m 2018 and 1 years Membership were 

Harriet  Young 

Joe Whitehead 

Tristen Lambert 

Steve Odell 



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