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Time is Running Out

Early August is your last chance to enter the 2021 Summit Mail-In exercise
The extended deadlined for the 2021 International Hoof-Care Summit Mail-In Shoe contest is fast approaching. American Farriers Journal is accepting mail submissions through Aug. 1. Shoe specimens can also be entered in-person at the World Championship Blacksmiths contest on Aug. 4. in Fitchburg, Wis. Without a live event in Cincinnati, Ohio, judging twill take place at the WCB event this year.
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Mail-In Exercise Going Ahead To Challenge You

Although the International Hoof-Care will be virtual this year, the 2021 Summit Mail-In Forging Exercise is still here to challenge your skills and you have more time to enter. International Horseshoeing Hall of Fame farrier Craig Trnka of Edgewood, N.M., brings back concave for 2021 with the diamond toe hind shoe. This is a beneficial shoe for a horse that might grab a shoe on the diagonal, without taking foot length.
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2021 Forging Challenge Tests Skill, Delivers Practicality

Assess and improve on your forging skills while making a hind to help a horse that may pull a front shoe
For the 2021 Summit Mail-In Forging Exercise, I wanted to bring back concave as part of the challenge. When I choose a shoe for this contest, I want something that will test skill, but also something that is practical. The overall steps should have lessons practical for your everyday work, and hopefully have a shoe that can benefit some horses on your books.
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Skill And Practicality Meet For Concave Challenge

For this year’s Summit Mail-In Forging Exercise, this concave shoe with clips and stud holes will test you with plenty of elements

A frequent criticism of contest shoes is that they often lack practical use in everyday shoeing. Although I will argue that the lessons learned in making any shoe are transferable to your work, this criticism remains.


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Family Streak Started In Summit

Pennsylvania farrier Stephen Stoltzfus comes out on top in bar shoe challenge
For the fourth year, VICTORY sponsored the Summit Mail-In Forging Exercise. This challenge was free to enter and participants each received a T-shirt for their efforts. The overall winner earned a belt buckle and free registration to the 2019 International Hoof-Care Summit (IHCS).
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Enter The Summit Mail-In Forging Exercise

Build this shoe for a FREE T-shirt and your chance to win a belt buckle
Sponsored by VICTORY, this forging exercise will be tied to the International Hoof-Care Summit. You don’t need to attend to participate — mail in your straight bar shoe to enter this free contest. IHCS attendees can save on the postage and drop off their shoe at the Summit.
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Enter The Summit Mail-In Forging Exercise

Build this shoe for a FREE T-shirt and your chance to win a belt buckle
Sponsored by VICTORY, this forging exercise will be tied to the International Hoof-Care Summit. You don’t need to attend to participate — mail in your straight bar shoe to enter this free contest. IHCS attendees can save on the postage and drop off their shoe at the Summit.
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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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