Farriers sought for Royal Welsh Award
Farriery has been chosen as the theme for 2011 for one of the Royal Welsh Agricultural Society’s top prizes, the Dr Emrys Evans Award, which is given annually to a person who has contributed in an exceptional way to rural skills.
Royal Welsh County Advisory Committees throughout Wales are being asked to nominate candidates for the £2000 prize. Their technical knowledge and techniques will be assessed according to criteria laid down by the Worshipful Company of Farriers, the livery company founded in 1605, to promote high standards in the craft of shoeing horses.Candidates will also be judged on their attendance at farriery courses, voluntary roles they may have undertaken such as demonstrating farriery skills and work educating apprentices. Record keeping, business and development plans and working relationships with veterinary surgeons will also be taken into account.The award, a once-in-a-lifetime prize, is given in memory of Dr Emrys Evans, a Royal Welsh Gold Medallist and chairman of the Royal Welsh board of management, who died on the eve of the centenary Royal Welsh Show in 2004.
Further information from Audrey Lewis on 01982 554410.