Worshipful Company of Farriers
Username:   Password:  
The Worshipful Company of Farriers
Promoting the welfare of the horse since 1356

WCF News: Diploma Presentation Ceremony

7th January 2016

Diploma Presentation Ceremony


The Master and Commodore Richard Bridges, representing the Chairman of the Farriers Registration Council, presided at a Presentation Ceremony at The Honourable Artillery Company, London on Thursday 7th January 2016. 

The Master addressed the assembly and presented the Company’s Fellowship to Miss Sarah-Mary Brown, the first female farrier to achieve the Company’s highest qualification. The Master then presented the Associateship to seven recipients. Mr Thomas Ian Middleton was awarded the Varnam Trophy for the best AWCF Practical result in 2015. The Master then presented the Diploma to fifty candidates, two of whom achieved Distinctions. The Mike Seckington Prize for the best practical shoeing went to Mr Alexander Ridgeway DipWCF, and the David Llewellyn Prize for the best written paper was exceptionally awarded to two candidates who achieved exactly the same mark, Mr Alexander Ridgeway DipWCF and Mr Samuel Phelps DipWCF. 

Commodore Richard Bridges, representing the Chairman of the Farriers Registration Council, also addressed the assembly, and Mr Christopher Linssner, President of the British Farriers and Blacksmiths Association, addressed the assembly and awarded prizes and certificates for the best portfolios and best forging skills. 

Representatives from the Court of the Worshipful Company of Farriers, the Farriers Registration Council, the Colleges, and the Company’s Examinations Board were also present.

The Reverend Canon Dr Flora Winfield, led a wonderful Service in Wesley’s Chapel immediately prior to the Presentation Ceremony.