Shop Talk: March 2020
Arthur Cottam & Co. Horseshoes — the United Kingdom’s largest independent family-owned horseshoe and farrier tool manufacturer — will be ending operations March 31 after nearly a century in business.
Zinpro Corp. announced Rob Sheffer has been promoted to president and chief executive officer. He replaces Bill Scrimgeour who retired after 25 years with the company.
Greg and David Cunningham are returning to Houston, Texas-based Pyranha’s executive team as co-managers. The Cunningham family founded the company in 1972.
- Petaluma, Calif., farrier John Sagaria won the American Farriers Journal Most Improved award for the World Championship Blacksmiths 2019 season.
International Hoof-Care Summit Winners
Mike Reagen of Morley, Mich. was the recipient of a Morton’s Gift Card.
Matt Evans of Lorton, Va., and Ron Pfeifer of Vermilion, Ohio, are the winners of a carpus down model; and Jacob Miller of Salesville, Ohio, and Tatianna Peterson of Attica, Ind., are the winners of a tarsus down model courtesy of Walter Varcoe of Articulated Equine Skeletons.
Mike Stine of Marshville, N.C., and Jamie Wooten of Maine, N.Y., each won registration to the 2021 IHCS by entering a “scavenger hunt” contest that invited attendees to take six to eight photos of different Summit moments, then share them on social media using #IHCS20.
- Brewster, N.Y., farrier John Boylan passed away in mid-January.
- Kirkland, Ariz., farrier and rancher John Berkshire Glimpse II passed away in November. He was 71.
- Harwinton, Conn., farrier John F. Jacques passed away in mid-December. He…