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WCF News: Devon County Show Farriery Competition
22nd - 24th May 2014
Devon County Show Farriery Competition
Never mind the weather – let’s forge ahead!
The Devon County Show farriery competition is always well supported and runs over the three days of the show. Sadly, this year, the show organisers were obliged to cancel the last day due to the adverse weather conditions – the first time in the show’s history. There’s a very sad feel to an abandoned showground; just a few service vehicles amongst the empty showing rings and marquees.
However, rain didn’t stop two events from carrying on. The third day of the sheep shearing competition got underway and so did the farriery; my word, what a busy forge – full of energy, enthusiasm and a determination to do well!
Billy Crothers drove down from Buckinghamshire to judge the event which was well organised by Kris Parsons, ably assisted by Andrew Bowyer. There were competitions for apprentices as well as qualified farriers and the photos will give you some idea of what a very busy and enjoyable day we all had. Past Master Reg Howe presented trophies and medals to the winning farriers.
The Company is grateful to Charlotte Pitman who has allowed us to publish her photographs of the event.
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