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BFBA Farrier Focus

Date: 21st September 2019 - 22nd September 2019

Where? The Forge, Avenue B, 10th Street, Stoneleigh Park, Warwickshire CV8 2LG

Why?

  • It is the UK's largest farriery event

  • Listen and learn with two days of lectures and demonstrations from world class clinicians

  • Browse and shop at the trade show with in excess of 30 leading manufacturers and suppliers with new products, discounts and demonstrations

  • Watch the BFBA International Team Horseshoeing Championships showcasing some of the world's most talented farriers working under pressure against the clock


This is a weekend not to be missed; a unique opportunity for farriers, blacksmiths, apprentices and equine professionals!

 

FREE OF CHARGE for BFBA Members, £20 for non members

 

Tradestands will be open from 9am to 6pm on Saturday 21st September and 9am to 5pm on Sunday 22nd September.

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Lecture Theatre Programme Saturday
Lecture Theatre Programme Sunday
Demonstration Area
Blacksmithing Area
Trade Show

Lecture Theatre Programme

(provisional and subject to amendment)

 

Your Speakers

 

SATURDAY 21st September
9.30am

David Hall DipWCF 

"The business of farriery. If i knew then what I now know."

10.30am

Dan Stern DipWCF LS-HMC CBT CFG CFGP CLS

"Hoof mapping and grading distortions.

Using fixed external reference points to locate internal structures and assessing how feet distort."

11.30am

Chris Powell FWCF

"Toe and heel angles. Although textbooks suggest that toe and heel angles should be equal, is this even possible?"

12.45pm

The Farriers' Role in Equine Biosecurity

A short video on equine biosecurity by the Horse Trust after which Derek Gardner AWCF will talk briefly about how the 2001 outbreak of foot and mouth brought his business to a standstill.

1pm

OPEN FORUM

Chaired by Derek Gardner AWCF. Questions should be submitted in advance to membership@bfba.co.uk

2.15pm

PRACTICAL FARRIERY PRESENTATIONS - a series of short, 10 minute lectures given by FWCF candidates on the BFBA FWCF course.

Stephen Britten AWCF
•    Foot balance
•    Shoeing to aid correct posture

Abby Bunyard AWCF
•    Shoeing for conformational faults.
•    Thrush-Practical solutions.

Jurgen Gotthardt AWCF
•    Shoeing the modern showjumper.
•    Shoeing for hindlimb conformation faults.

Alex Mercer AWCF 
•    Shoe modification for foot imbalance.
•    Hind limb conformation faults, relating to forelimb morphologies.

Ian Schofield AWCF
•    Shoeing in wet conditions-how it effects feet.
•    Shoeing for P3 fractures.

3.30pm

Katie Lawrence V.Phys MIRVAP, PGCERT Vet Ed (RVC), FHEA

"The effects of hoof pain on biomechanics".

4.30pm

Dr Simon Curtis FWCF

Lecture 1.

"Effects upon the equine hoof that cause hoof shape."

5.30pm

Grant Moon AWCF

"Shoeing for normal"

 

SUNDAY 22nd September
10.30am

Dan Stern DipWCF LS-HMC CBT CFG CFGP CLS

"Clogs a modern application for everyday problems."

11.30am

Katie Lawrence V.Phys MIRVAP, PGCERT Vet Ed (RVC), FHEA

"Pain and reduced mobility - how the farrier and physiotherapist can work together to break the cycle."

1pm

PRACTICAL FARRIERY PRESENTATIONS - a series of short, 10 minute lectures given by FWCF candidates on the BFBA FWCF course.

Stephen Britten AWCF
•    Foot balance
•    Shoeing to aid correct posture

Abby Bunyard AWCF
•    Shoeing for conformational faults.
•    Thrush-Practical solutions.

Jurgen Gotthardt AWCF
•    Shoeing the modern showjumper.
•    Shoeing for hindlimb conformation faults.

Alex Mercer AWCF 
•    Shoe modification for foot imbalance.
•    Hind limb conformation faults, relating to forelimb morphologies.

Ian Schofield AWCF
•    Shoeing in wet conditions-how it effects feet.
•    Shoeing for P3 fractures.

 

2.15pm

OPEN FORUM

Chaired by Derek Gardner AWCF. Questions should be submitted in advance to membership@bfba.co.uk

3.15pm

Dr Simon Curtis FWCF

Lecture 2.

"Farriery techniques to change hoof shape."

4.15pm

Wayne Preece FWCF

"Shoeing the hind limb with bar shoes, thinking about surface interactions."

5pm

Close

 

Demonstration Area

(provisional and subject to amendment)

 

SATURDAY 21st September
11am

Werkman

12.15pm 

Imprint

1.30pm  Jim Blurton Hoof Proof
2.45pm Horslyx
3.15pm

Wayne Preece FWCF

 

SUNDAY 22nd September
10.45am

Theraplate

12pm 

Grant Moon AWCF

Efficiency is based on technique, so working at the anvil is where the farrier can rest and have time to observe. This demo involved machine made and hand made shoes.

1.30pm  Jim Blurton Hoof Proof
3pm

Chris Powell FWCF

Alternative ways of making a caulkin and wedge

 

Blacksmithing Area

The Blacksmithing Demonstration Area will feature six incredibly talented blacksmiths showcasing skills and knowledge utilising everyday 'farrier-familiar' tools and will include the power hammer and fire-welding. Questions are warmly encouraged; ask the specifics and have a go! Create a "top-end outcome with little effort"!

 

 

Your Exhibitors

Visit the leading manufacturers and suppliers. In attendance will be - 

 

This year the trade show will be it's largest ever and we are delighted to welcome so many exhibitors to The Forge. Exhibitors will be open for trading from 9am to 6pm on Saturday 21st September and 9am to 5pm on Sunday 22nd September. To gain a preview of some of the products, offers and discounts at the event stay in touch on the BFBA Facebook page and Farrier Focus event page.

 

EVENT SPONSOR

Handmade Shoes (UK) Ltd

Address: Units 3 & 4 Williams Court, Pitstone Green Business Park, Pitstone, Nr. Leighton Buzzard LU7 9GW

Telephone: 01296 662473

Email: info@handmadeshoesltd.co.uk

Website:www.handmadeshoesltd.co.uk

Online Web Shop: www.handmadefarriersupplies.co.uk

EVENT SPONSOR

 

Stromsholm Ltd 

Address: Wood Court, Chesney Wold, Bleak Hall, Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire, MK6 1NE

Sales: 01908 233909

Accounts: 01908 232244

Fax: 01908 233908

Website: www.stromsholm.co.uk

 

Jim Blurton

Address: Rose Hill, Kingswood, Forden, Welshpool, Wales UK

Telephone: +44 (0) 1938 580222

Email: sales@jimblurton.co.uk

Website: www.jimblurton.co.uk

EVENT SPONSOR

Arthur Cottam & Company (Horseshoes) Ltd

Address:  Carrwood Road, Chesterfield Trading Estate, Chesterfield, Derbyshire. S41 9QB

Telephone: 0800 591547 or 01246 453672/454249

Fax : 01246 268953

Email: sales@cottamhorseshoes.com

Website www.cottamhorseshoes.com

Find us on Facebook www.facebook.com/cottamhorseshoes

Gibbins UK Ltd
Bassoli
The Shoeing Lab
Life Data Labs
Atlantic Equine
Richard Ash Horseshoes
Worshipful Company of Farriers
Double S Horseshoes
N&J Aluminium Linings
Blacksmith SNC
Farrier Web
Total Foot Protection
Red Horse Products
Mustad
Horslyx
Werkman Hoofcare
Imprint Equine Foot Care
The 3rd Millennium
Theraplate
Eastlake & Beachell
Myerscough College
MNC Horseshoes
NWT
National Equine Welfare Council
ACR Aluminium Horseshoes
Derek Gardner Farrier Products
EponaMind
Equine Foot Clinic
Gaslow
Londonderry Forge Supplies
Silverback Chaps
SIMS Financial Services
Inneva Specialist Vehicles
Horseshoes 4 U Ltd
Greystone Forge
Pro Glu
D E Hoof Taps
Viking Farrier Tools
Warwickshire College
Hereford and Ludlow College
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