Articles Tagged with ''forging competitions''

Jeremy McGovern
From The Desk Of AFJ

Who Judges Your Work?

I attended this past weekend's Hoofcare Essentials Clinic, presented by the American Association of Professional Farriers/Canadian Association of Professional Farriers. Among the presentations, Michigan farrier Jennifer Horn delivered a talk on how forging competitions have helped her continue her education and what judges look for from contestants' work.


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Frank Lessiter
From The Desk Of AFJ

End Of An Era At The Calgary Stampede

It was certainly a surprise when we heard the Calgary Stampede was dropping the World Championship Blacksmiths' Competition after 35 years. Not only was this decision a surprise to the farrier community, but it also was also a shock to the blacksmith competition organizers who had not suspected the elimination of this valuable learning experience.


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AFA Members Gather In Portland

Pacific Northwest is site of the organization’s 39th annual convention
Members of the American Farrier’s Association gathered in Portland, Ore., in late February for the organization’s 39th annual convention. The Pacific Northwest city was a welcoming host for the affair, which featured forging competitions, educational lectures, business meetings, a trade show, a fund-raising auction and plenty of opportunities for making new acquaintances and renewing old ones.
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Red Hoot 2004 Calgary Mail-In Forging Exercise challenges farrier skills

FARRIERS WILL HAVE the opportunity to see how their forging skills rate compared to those of their shoeing peers from around the world during this summer’s Mail-In Forging Exercise at the 2004 World Championship Blacksmiths’ Competition in Calgary, Alberta, Canada.


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