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WCF News: Diploma Presentation Ceremony

29th August 2013

Diploma Presentation Ceremony


The Master of the Worshipful Company of Farriers, Major General Sir Evelyn Webb-Carter, and Commodore Richard Bridges, Royal Navy, the Chairman of the Farriers Registration Council, presided at a Presentation Ceremony at The Honourable Artillery Company, London on Thursday 29th August 2013.

The Master addresses the newly qualified farriers and their families

The Master addressed the assembly and presented the Company’s Associateship to twelve recipients, including Clifford Barnes, President of BFBA, who received Certificate No 1000.

Mr Mike Poe from the USA receives his AWCF certificate from the Master

Mr Mike Poe from the USA receives his AWCF certificate from the Master

The Master presenting DWCF certificate to Mr Dean Sinclair from Canada

The Master presenting DWCF certificate to Mr Dean Sinclair from Canada

The Mike Seckington Prize for the best practical shoeing went to Mr Robert William Watson-Greaves DipWCF.

The Master then presented the Diploma to fifty-four candidates, three of whom achieved Distinctions and received medals and a monetary prize. The examinations for the Company’s Diploma took place in May at Herefordshire College of Technology, Warwickshire College, and Myerscough College. Having received their certificates, the newly qualified farriers then made a declaration to work professionally to improve the welfare of the horse.

Colonel Stephen Boyd, Chairman FRC makes his address

Colonel Stephen Boyd, Chairman of the National Farriery Training Agency Management Board, awarded the prize for the best portfolios, together with a shield to Warwick College for the best overall portfolio.

Commodore Richard Bridges, Chairman FRC makes his address

The Chairman of the Farriers Registration Council also addressed the assembly.

The group proudly displaying their DipWCF  Certificates after the presentation

A Church Service, led by the Reverend Jennifer Potter, was held at Wesley’s Chapel immediately prior to the Presentation Ceremony. The recipients were supported by their Approved Training Farriers, together with their families and friends. 

Altogether, some 270 persons attended the event.

All the photographs are all courtesy of Gerald Sharp Photography.  The full set can be viewed at http://www.sharpphoto.co.uk/.  Click on 'Galleries' then 'Livery Company', and then 'Farriers Company Presentations' for the correct date.  For those looking for ideas for Christmas or Birthday presents or cards for special occasions, there are excellent photographs of all WCF events on the Sharpphoto web site.