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England Farrier Team Appoint New Manager

England Farrier Team Appoint New Manager
 

(added 8th May 2012)

The current England Team were recently informed by Carl Bettison that after many years as a dedicated Manager to the England Team he had decided to step down. The Team would like to warmly thank Carl for his many years of service, attention & commitment to the Senior & Apprentice teams over the years and wish him well in all his endeavours in Farriery & Business.

The Team had a meeting with regards to appointing a new manager and after a coming to a  decision they approached Nigel Fennell AWCF for the position. After some discussions Nigel accepted and and is now the new England Team Manager.

Nigel feels very honoured to have been asked to manage one of the finest Farriery teams there is and hopes to carry on Carls good work and commitment. Nigels forthcoming plans include raising new team Official & Product Sponsorship on a broader scale aswell as logistical organisation for the Senior & Apprentice Trials & their Team Competitions.

The Senior England Team trials date is July 21st to be held at The Army School of Farriery,Animal Defence Centre, Melton Mowbray (TBC) .
The day will consist of two rounds of shoemaking in the morning, a 50 minute class & a 45 minute class. The top eight or ten scorers (Depending on numbers) will make it to the final shoeing rounds & shoe one side of a Military horse with 3 quarter fullered  shoes in 65 minutes. The Judges are Gary Darlow & Nigel Fennell. Spaces are limited to 28 entries and are on a first come first serve basis. The entry fee is £100 for the day ,lunch & drinks will be provided . You can book your place by sending your entry cheque made payable to "Mr Nigel Fennell" to Nigel Fennell Team Manager, 2 Connaught Close,Yateley, Hampshire ,GU46 6QQ.Your England Brochure pack including pictures of the specimen shoes and the days format will then be forwarded to you. Should you have any questions you can contact Nigel - email nigel.fennell@btinternet.com, mob 07887 501509 evenings 01252 874413. Nigel looks forward to the day and wishes to thank Lt Col Richard Pope & Robert Black-wood AWCF MTF RHG/D at the Army School of Farriery and Mr Gary Darlow for his acceptance to judge.

If you are an interested as an Official or Product Sponsor to the England Team then you can contact Nigel direct.

Apprentice England Team Trials will held in November 24th at Stoneleigh. Further information to this will be made available later in the year .