If you want to know the many benefits of being part of this year's mail-in forging exercise, nobody can explain it better than shoers who've been a part of this remarkable event over the past 6 years. Being held for the seventh time, this educational event is co-sponsored by the Calgary Stampede’s World Championship Blacksmiths’ Competition and American Farriers Journal.
Over the past half dozen years, 427 shoers have been part of this unique learning experience. Besides expanding their forging skills, they’ve earned a remarkable $166,621.16 in farrier tools and suppliers donated by suppliers.
By forging a toe cap shoe in your shop and having it arrive in Calgary before June 15, you’ll learn how your forging skills and techniques measure up with farriers from around the world. Most importantly, you’ll receive a personalized written evaluation on your shoe from this year’s Calgary shoeing competition judges, Jim Ferrie of Newmilns, Scotland, and Richard Becker of Lapeer, Mich.
Just for testing your skills in this year’s mail-in forging exercise, you’ll have four educational materials mailed to your door in late summer. Additional products and services will be split between the 25 participants from around the world who end up with the highest forging scores. A complete list of farrier products and services from industry leaders is shown in the accompanying boxes.
To be part of this seventh annual mail-in forging learning experience, all you have to do is forge a toe cap shoe and be…