Many in the hoof-care industry share a passion for the horses they work with every day and have horses of their own. Two hoof-care industry leaders recently participated in competitions with their own horses.
John Claudon, a former owner of Anvil Brand Shoe Co. in Lexington, Ill., and the developer of JC Tools, won the 2015 open champion title with Very Good Bourbon at the Word Cutting Horse Association’s 2015 World Show Finals. For winning the open division, Claudon received $1,000 and a belt buckle.
The competition was held Oct. 31 through Nov. 1 in Ardmore, Okla.
Garrett Ford, president and owner of EasyCare Inc., and The Fury, his Arabian endurance horse, finished in seventh place at the 2015 Tevis Cup, which included a field of 200 other entries from 12 countries and 20 states.
The annual Tevis Cup Ride is the oldest modern day endurance ride and covers a 100-mile trail from Lake Tahoe to Auburn, Calif. Whomever covers the distance in the least amount of time is declared the winner.
Ford and The Fury won the Tevis Cup in 2012 and the Haggin Cup in 2010, which goes to the rider whose horse is in the most superior physical condition of the first 10 horses to cross the finish line.