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The Results from the 2019 World Horseshoeing Classic

The Scotland-based team emerges from the field of 16 after displaying consistent quality work through the 3-day competition
In its 10th year, the World Horseshoeing Classic brought top competitors from around the globe to Richmond, Ky., for this team competition. On March 2, Team Mustad grew its lead from the second day to take home the championship at the World Horseshoeing Class by besting 15 other teams after the 3 days of competition.
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Improve Your Skills for Horseshoeing Contests

Chris and Cody Gregory offer practical advice that farriers can implement in their everyday work
With two major contests — the World Horseshoeing Classic and the National Forging and Horseshoeing Competition — wrapped up, and the World Championship Blacksmiths about to kick off its 2019 slate, farriers are gearing up for another contest season.
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When and How to Rocker and Roll Toes in Horseshoes

Adjusting breakover can help ease stress on the limb by bringing it back into mechanical function
Breakover occurs as the heels of a horse’s foot start to leave the ground. Farriers can alter the timing in which breakover occurs by changing the location and the manner in which a horse breaks over the toe area of the hoof capsule.
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News & Notes

Blacksmith Heals More Than Just Horses

When Everett Stone began his farrier career at 16, he wasn’t thinking beyond his initial desire to help horses. In his area, the ground wore hooves down very quickly. Noting this, he went to an Oklahoma City horseshoeing school and started his own farrier business. For 14 years, he worked on protecting horse hooves, not immune system cells, but that would come in time.
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Steven Beane Wins Summit Mail-In Exercise

Concave challenge tests competitors, while delivering a practical shoe for many practices
For the fifth time at the International Hoof-Care Summit, VICTORY sponsored the Summit Mail-In Forging Exercise. This challenge was free to enter and participants each received a T-shirt for their efforts.
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Andrew Neilson Forging

Oxford, Pa., farrier Andrew Neilson demonstrates how he packs his tools for forging contests.

2018 Colorado Classic

Chris and Cody Gregory of Heartland Horseshoeing School in Lamar, Mo., were the clinicians and judges of the 2018 Colorado Classic in Kremmling, Colo.

World Championship Blacksmiths event at the Goshen Stampede June 2018

World Championship Blacksmiths held its second competition of the season June 15-17, 2018, at the Goshen Stampede in Goshen, Conn. It was the first time that the WCB staged an event at the Goshen Stampede.

Anvil Brand Clinic: February 2018

Hall Of Fame farrier Billy Crothers demonstrated a number of forging and shoeing techniques designed to improve efficiency in your hoof-care practice at the annual Anvil Brand Shoeing Co. winter clinic in Lexington, Ill.

2017 World Horseshoeing Classic Photo Gallery

Photos from the 2017 World Horseshoeing Classic held at the Kentucky Horseshoeing School (KHS) in Richmond, Ky.

Joe Smith's Horseshoe Art

Thousands of horseshoes, bound for the scrap heap, are the artistic medium of choice for Joe Smith, who welds them into large-scale treasures.

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Everyday Essential Horseshoe Modifications

3/25/17
Spanish Lake Blacksmith Farrier Supplies
2793 W Meyer Rd.
Foristell, MO
United States
Contact: Bob Schantz
Spanish Lake Blacksmith Farrier Supplies will host Everyday Essential Horseshoe Modifications clinic. Paul Skaggs will be the clinician. Read More

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Forging With Craig Trnka, CFJ, Clinic

9/8/17
257 Goldrush Way
Chino Valley, AZ
United States
Contact: Shaun Woodsum
The Arizona State Farriers Association is hosting a clinic with Craig Trnka, CJF, in Chino Valley, Ariz.  Read More

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South Carolina Farriers Association Clinic

10/1/17
SCFA
270 John Weaver Rd.
Columbus, NC
United States
Contact: Casey Sokol
The South Carolina Farriers Association is hosting a clinic in Columbus, N.C. Read More

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Hammer-In

11/16/17
Purves Home
5760 Tipp Elizabeth Rd
Troy, OH
United States
Contact: Dave Purves CJF

The South Western Ohio Farriers Association will sponsor a Hammer-In in Troy, Ohio.

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Hammer-In

12/22/17
Hoyle Home
1432 Jasper Rd.
Xenia, OH
United States
Contact: Kenny Hoyle
The Southwestern Ohio Farriers Association will sponsor a Hammer-In in Xenia, Ohio. Read More

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Hammer-In

1/5/18
Tractor Supply Co.
480 North Mill St.
Tehachapi, CA
United States
Contact: Shayne Dempsey
Shayne Dempsey is hosting a Hammer-In in Tehachapi. Read More

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Hammer-In

2/2/18
Tractor Supply Co.
480 North Mills St.
Tehachapi, CA
United States
Shayne Dempsey is hosting a Hammer-In in Tehachapi. Read More

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Hammer-In

3/2/18
Tractor Supply Co.
480 North Mill St.
Tehachapi, CA
United States
Shayne Dempsey is hosting a Hammer-In in Tehachapi. Read More

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Hammer-In

3/17/18
Rick Medd's Shop
1105 23rd Avenue N
Clinton, IA
United States
Contact: Rick Medd
Iowa Professional Farriers Association is hosting a Hammer-In in Clinton. Read More

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Hammer-In

4/6/18
Tractor Supply Co.
480 North Mill St.
Tehachapi, CA
United States
Shayne Dempsey is hosting a Hammer-In in Tehachapi. Read More

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