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Here you will find details of industry news and developments that are relevant to your industry - correct at the time of publishing; historical articles are displayed for interest and may not be a reflection of current situations.Should you have a story that you wish to be published please email details (and images) to claire@forgeandfarrier.co.uk.



WCF New Master

The annual installation of a new Master for the Worshipful Company of Farriers took place in London on 23rd September 2015.  Succeeding working farrier Wayne Upton from West Sussex is lawyer and chartered surveyor, Guy Hurst from Chawton, Hampshire. Read full notice >>
Notice added 2 October 2015.

BEVA addresses injury risks posed to horse vets

The British Equine Veterinary Association (BEVA) is working with other major veterinary bodies in the UK to address the injury risks posed to equine vets. The move follows the shocking results of the 2013 survey on work-related injuries in equine practitioners in the UK. This revealed that being a horse vet may carry the highest risk of injury of any civilian occupation in the country, beyond even that of a fire fighter. Read full notice >>
Notice added 10 September 2015.

ATFs to take Train the Trainer Award by 2020

The Train the Trainer Farrier Award (TTFA) was initially developed about two years ago by Mrs K Kissick at the request of the Farriers Registration Council.  The aims of the TTFA award were approved by the FRC in November 2014 and aim to continue the development of Farriery on sound and credible teaching of all aspects of Farriery in the workplace. Read full notice >>
Notice added 7 July 2015.

Denis Oliver, becomes WCF 'Father of the Company

Highest honour bestowed on Past Master and well known retired vet, Denis Oliver, who at the age of 95 is still attending meetings in London. This is only the 2nd time in the last 100 years the award of ‘Father of the Company’ has been made. Read full notice >>
Notice added 7 April 2015.

Apprentice at Hereford?

In celebration of National Apprenticeship Week (starting Monday 9th March 2015) Herefordshire & Ludlow College are asking our Apprentices, from companies big and small, to send us 'selfies' of themselves at work so we can show off the fine job they are all doing! Read full notice >>
Notice added 25 February 2015.

Lucy Crother's Funeral

Lucy's Funeral Service will be held on Tuesday 3rd of March at 12.30pm in the Woodland Hall at the GreenAcres Woodland Burials - Potkiln Lane Jordans, Beaconsfield, HP9 2XB. Read full notice >>
Notice added 23 February 2015.