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WCFA Fall Conference- ** Cancelled**

Dear WCFA members;

This year has been a very challenging year for everyone so far and to make it even more depressing it’s been decided to cancel the annual WCFA fall conference in Chilliwack this coming October.

This wasn’t an easy decision in any way but with the way things are going with the Covid-19 for people from a financial point of view, of travel we thought it was best to get ahead of this to let people make other plans.

This won’t be a popular decision by some but heritage park has cancelled all venues through August as well as big events such as the PNE also being cancelled this year.

We plan to host in October 2021 with Chad Chance and Travis Burns provided they are available and we will keep everyone in the association updated as we go forward.

We want to thank everyone that has invested time and effort into this years planning of the fall conference as well as send out a thank you to all of the competitions and clinics organizers that have had their events postponed or cancelled because of the Covid-19.

Also to all of our sponsors, we appreciate everything you do and look forward to next year as without you, these events wouldn’t happening.

As this also affected our annual general meeting there will be news shortly on how and when that will be facilitated as this has never happened before.

From all of us at the WCFA fall conference we hope everyone and their family makes it through this episode safely and we will see you all soon, stay safe and happy shoeing everyone.

Jamie Poulos.

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2019 Fall Conference & Competition

Date: 18-10-2019 to 20-10-2019

Register Now Online or download the 2019 Fall Conference Brochure and Entry Form


SureStay Hotel by BestWestern

43971 Industrial Way
Chilliwack, BCV2R3A4

WCFA Conference Room Rates:

Single or Double $115 Continental
Breakfast included.
Kids 2-15 years old stayfree
Quote-WCFAFarrier, for discount.
Rooms Limited – book early

Overflow: Hampton Inn: 1-604-392-4667

Conference Contacts:

Tradeshow – Steve Dixon – 604-832-2676? Email:
Conference – Rick Higginson – 604-858-6715? Email:


Sarah Brown FWCF

Sarah attended pre-farrier in 2000 and started shoeing in 2002. She served her apprenticeship under Derek Gardner AWCF in Penrith Cumbria. She qualified in 2007 and shod horses in Cumbria until late 2008, when she moved Yorkshire to live and work. The horses she shoes are varied, mainly hacks and eventers, dressage and showing. She also does a few Clydesdales and Shires, which she finds are great fun. She loves all aspects of competing and of Continuing Professional Development (CPD) and how both of these help one maintain the highest standards in their everyday work. In 2011, she passed the Associate of The Worshipfull Company of Farriers and in 2015, she passed the Fellowship of The Worshipfull Company of Farriers. She has competed on the Scottish Team both as an apprentice and as a qualified farrier. She is especially excited and humbled to be Judging and presenting at the Fall Conference and Competition. She hopes you all have a good go, but more importantly have a great time.

Steven Beane FWCF

Steven started shoeing and competing 23 years ago. He runs a large shoeing business with 3 apprentices shoeing multiple disciplines including riding horses, eventers, dressage, racing and heavy horses. He sees shoeing as his life and is very honoured and privileged to represent Hellar and the Mustad group. He is a Fellow of the Worshipful Company of Farriers, and also Examiner and a Company Judge. He has represented the England team for the last 15 years in a row. A 5 time World Champion at the Calgary Stampede, 3 time British National Champion and 3 time European Champion. To date Steven is the only farrier who has won all the major titles. He is truly a Champion of Champions!

The Association?s Goal is for Advancement through Education & Communication


Judges – Sarah Brown FWCF & Steven Beane FWCF

Each competitor must supply a freestanding workstation including up todate tagged fire extinguisher, and use 20lbpropane bottles. No trucks will remain in the arena. Suitable nails to be used.

6:30-7:30am Setup

Div I
EagleEye, Time TBA Keg shoe.
Forging I (45min). Pair of concave fronts, toe clipped, Bobpunched. 12?of 3/4×3/8?with 7 nails.
Forging II (45min). Pair of plain stamped hind shoes, clipped hammer drawn. 3/4×3/8? flat stock.

Div II
EagleEye, Time TBA. Concave shoe.
Forging I (80min).

  • Fullyfullered front shoe. 3/4×3/8?hammer finished.
  • Concave lateral extension, hind shoe, 7/8×3/8?hammer drawn clips.
  • Straight Barshoe . Fullered, rolled toe 1×3/8?

Shoeing (70min) – Shoe a pair of fronts, concave, toe clipped, nails to suit. Fit TBA.


EagleEye.Time and shoe TBA.
Handmade Concave shoe from 121/2?of 3/4×3/8?flat stock. Hammer drawn toe clip.
Fishtail Barshoe . fullered, 3/4×3/8? flatstock.

Caulk and Wedge concave shoe, clipped, 7/8×7/16?.

Shoeing (70min) ? Pair of 3/4 Fullered Hinds, quarter clipped with appropriatenails and bar stock. Fit TBA.

Specimen shoe pictures are on Facebook and

Registration &HospitalitySuite plus



7:00-9:00am?AGM Breakfast Meeting
SarahBrownFWCF.-Ugly shoes make

dorsal roundinginto everydayfarriery.



Passing the FWCF exam, The journey,
what is involved.

Rooms?Cash Bar and Banquet and


placement, does it matter?


laminitis on a timeline.
11:45?12:30PM Lunch
12:30? 3:30PM?DemosatHeritage
Park?Forging, hands on and shoeing