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Focusing On Foot Prep Before A Contest

Two members of the American Farriers Team discuss trimming the foot during a demonstration
At the August clinic held at Anvil Brand in Lexington, Ill., American Farriers Team members Bryan Osborne and Bodie Trnka did a live shoeing, followed by working on shoe building and modifications.
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The World Championship Blacksmiths Hits 10 Years

The Madison, Wis., competition opens the group’s 10th season of “excellence through competition”
Music blares, hammers swing and anvils ring. The World Championship Blacksmiths (WCB) kicked off its 10th season in April at the Midwest Horse Show in Madison, Wis. — the group’s opening venue for several years. To the equine enthusiasts passing through the tent, it is a forging competition like they’ve never seen. There’s definite truth to that.
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More Than Just a Forging Contest

The World Championship Blacksmiths (WCB) rolled into Dillon, Mont., Aug. 30 through Sept. 1, and so did 42 competitors from all over the United States, plus a handful of other countries.

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Competition from a Judge's Perspective

Experienced competitor and judge offers advice for those competing in events as well as those ranking the final results

Judging anything can be extremely difficult because of all the factors and variables involved. There are the unseen aspects of judging horseshoeing contests that play a big part in the placing of the competitors.

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More Money & More Participants Highlight Calgary Mail-In Exercise

Splitting $44,272.24 worth of valuable shoeing products, 124 participants competed in this year’s event
Now in its third year, the mail-in forging exercise, co-sponsored by the World Championship Blacksmiths’ Competition and American Farriers Journal, once again dramatically increased its number of participants and the overall value of products those competitors received.
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Shop Talk

What's $$$ value of competing in shoeing contests?
When it comes to determining annual income, shoers who compete in shoeing competitions earn as much as $6,300 in additional income each year when compared with shoers who don’t compete.
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What's This?

Contest Winners

See who took home three free horseshoeing videos for the best diagnosis and treatment suggestions for this hoof
We had a few technical glitches with Round 5 of the “What’s This?” contest. But when everything was cleared up, we still got some great answers from interested farriers regarding an obviously badly damaged hoof.
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What's This

Contest Winners

See who took home three FREE horseshoeing videos for the best diagnosis and treatment suggestions for this hoof
Round 4 of the “What’s This?” contest drew another good series of answers from visitors to the American Farriers Journal Web site
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What's This?

Contest Winners

See who took home three FREE horseshoeing videos for the best diagnosis and treatment suggestions for this hoof
The “What’s This?” contest continues to draw attention on the American Farriers Journal Web site.
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Making The Front Toe Weight Shoe

THE FRONT TOE WEIGHT shoe is one of 12 shoes involved in the Mustad Specialty Forging contest at the American Farrier’s Association convention in Ontario, Calif., February 22 to 25, 2000.
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Black-Gold Matchplay Contest

24358 Township Rd. 505
Contact: Jason Wrubleski or Greg Toronchuk
The Western Canadian Farriers Association is hosting a contest in Beaumont, Alberta. Read More


North Carolina Horseshoers Association Annual Contest

Flintlock Farm
Reidsville, NC
United States
Contact: Dean Newsome
The North Carolina Horseshoers Association is hosting its annual contest. Read More


TPFA Rasp Knife Contest

North Texas Fair & Rodeo
2217 N Carroll Blvd
Denton, TX
United States
Texas Professional Farriers Association is hosting a knife contest within the 38th Annual Forging & Shoeing Contest. Read More


2017 Iowa State University Spring Clinic

Held at Iowa State University's College of Veterinary Medicine, this annual clinic brings farriers and veterinary students together for presentations, discussion and contests. The unique offering is a farrier-vet student clinic in which teams featuring both build a case history scenario and shoeing for a cadaver limb.

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