Membership

Join the BFBA today!

Supporting our members

In addition to the many benefits, the strength of the Association exists within our members. The British Farriers and Blacksmiths Association (BFBA) exists to represent, and be the voice of, the professional farrier whilst supporting and enabling our farriery and blacksmithing members throughout their career.

Membership can now be managed online, please complete this form. Membership for apprentices is provided free of charge.

It is important that all members are familiar with the Association’s Rules: Read the Rule Book

farrier working with anvil and hammer

Membership Benefits

  • 25% off all BFBA courses e.g AWCF/FWCF courses and all other CPD courses
  • Bi-monthly Forge magazine and farrier science Forge Knowledge with CPD
  • FREE entry to BFBA Focus & the International Team Horseshoeing Competition
  • Free delivery on all books and BFBA merchandise purchased through BFBA 02476 696595
  • AFA members rate to attend the American Farriers Association Annual Convention
  • Online access to American Farriers Association’s ‘No Foot, No Horse’ magazine
  • The opportunity to go on or host Farriers with ‘The Edward Martin MBE Cultural Exchange’ to America
  • 12.5% off Eastlake and Beachell Forge insurance plus preferential rates on Pensions and Permanent Health Insurance eastlakebeachell.co.uk 0116 254 4277
  • Discounts with Morrish Solicitors including their no win, no fee personal injury service (which is also available to family members) and free half hour legal consultation plus more.
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  • 25% off retail prices at Red Horse Products Ltd plus email them to receive a FREE Farriers Sample Pack info@redhorseproducts.co.ukredhorseproducts.com – 0808 164 0723
  • Giraffe Graphics Ltd – BFBA Exclusive Embroidered Farrier Pack giraffe-graphics.co.uk 01246 766770 – (1 soft shell jacket 1 fleece 1 sweatshirt 3 polos 3 vests all embroidered with your logo all for only £99.99 plus vat)
  • 5% off Londonderry Forge tool maintenance and knife sharpening kit and any consumables e.g buffing compound, expander wheels and belts etc. forgesupplies.co.uk 01677 422587
  • Federation of Small Businesses 20% discount – please contact FSB Regional Sales Manager, Alistair Downham on 07872 868848 or via Alistair.downham@fsb.org.uk.
  • FREE Discount fuel card from UK Fuels, guarantees a 3p per litre saving off the pump price for standard diesel at selected forecourts across the UK. Call UK Fuels on 0330 311 2962 or visit ukfuels.co.uk/bfba
  • FREE half-hour consultation on dispute resolution with Venn Mediation
  • 10% off Handmade Shoes (UK) Ltd HMS exclusive tools only to include: Beanie Tools, Ridolfo Tools and Kingery (Tosakay Forge) Tools handmadeshoesltd.co.uk 01296 662 473
  • 10% off Stromsholm ALL Gibbins aprons with Free embroidery (single name) stromsholm.co.uk 01908 233909
  • 10% off Silverback Chaps with Free embroidery (single name) plus a Free Silverback T-shirt silverbackchaps.com 01947 897165
farrier fitting horseshoe

ATF Membership Benefits

As above, with the addition of:

  • 1 free apprentice contract per year
  • 30 minutes free HR/employment law advice with Andrea Brereton

For more information on any of these please speak to one of our representatives

BFBA Branches

Ayrshire
Secretary:
Jonathan Black
Chairman:
Lee Christie
Treasurer:
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Bedford
Secretary:
Joy Burgoyne, Benjamin Coy, Thomas Farmer
Chairman:
Robert Burgoyne
Treasurer:
Michael Burgoyne
Cornwall
Secretary:
Robin Hayden
Chairman:
Trystan Stock
Treasurer:
Andrew James
Derbyshire
Secretary:
Dorian Madin
Chairman:
Michael Verster
Treasurer:
Andrew Cooling
Devon
Secretary:
-
Chairman:
Colin Dayment
Treasurer:
Tony Vowden
Doncaster
Secretary:
Andrew Elliot
Chairman:
-
Treasurer:
-
Dumfriesshire
Secretary:
John Johnstone
Chairman:
-
Treasurer:
-
Eastern Counties
Secretary:
Sarah Mulqueen & Jack Vickery
Chairman:
Stephen Britten
Treasurer:
Curtis Mack
Gloucester
Secretary:
-
Chairman:
Cecil Swan
Treasurer:
Michael McCormick
Lancashire & Cheshire
Secretary:
Rowland Mather
Chairman:
Scott Moores
Treasurer:
Allan Worthington
Leicester
Secretary:
Michael Woodford
Chairman:
Richard Spence, Stuart Spence
Treasurer:
-
Mid Surrey
Secretary:
David Garland
Chairman:
Steven Scobell
Treasurer:
-
Morpeth
Secretary:
William Moore, Dean Mould & Graeme Moran
Chairman:
-
Treasurer:
-
Reading
Secretary:
Ian Chambers
Chairman:
Cliff Barnes
Treasurer:
-
Staffordshire
Secretary:
Jonathan Nunn and Sara Nunn
Chairman:
Micharel Handley & David Udall
Treasurer:
Jason Megan
South Yorkshire and Humberside
Secretary:
Tammy Mathison
Chairman:
Stephen Hewitt
Treasurer:
Marc Mathison
Sussex
Secretary:
Ben Casserley
Chairman:
Stephen Hewitt
Treasurer:
Joe Frank
Wales and Borders
Secretary:
Julie Rooney
Chairman:
Tim Rooney
Treasurer:
Russell Pritchard
Yorkshire
Secretary:
-
Chairman:
Huw Dyer
Treasurer:
-
horse being held while foal treated by farrier

Endorsements

“You can be sure that we know your trade and its problems, be a friendly voice offering independent advice, be very interested in resolving your problems and provide you with the ability to talk to the same staff whenever you call?” JOHN HOWE of EASTLAKE & BEACHELL

“For many years I have been what one might call a stagnant member of BFBA, never seeing the day when I might have to make use of one the benefits. After my experience (with a disciplinary hearing) I would urge all farriers to become BFBA members.” AE Bailey RSS

“I believe that as a strong trade association, BFBA is important as a purposeful mouthpiece for its members; a source of help and advice in troubled times; a flagship for excellence in craftsmanship and a forum for discussion of topical issues and for the exchange and dissemination of knowledge and ideas.” Huw Dyer AWCF – Past President

“Get advice from the solicitors who have advised the Association and its members since its formation” TOM MORRISH of MORRISH SOLICITORS