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2022 WCFA Conference & Competition – Accommodation

If you haven’t yet booked accommodation at the Chilliwack Coast Hotel (our host hotel) or are looking for an alternative, here are some suggestions:

The Royal Hotel 

Hampton inn 

Cottonwood Meadows RV 

Comfort Inn 

Vedder Inn 

Heritage Park RV Camping

Chilliwack Heritage Park has facilities for overnight event camping.

Rates: 

  • Dry Camping Per site $12.00 per night (plus tax)
  • Electrical Hook-ups Per site $30.00 per night plus tax

Chilliwack Heritage Park has limited electrical hook-up sites. These sites are to be reserved in advance and are on a first come first serve basis.  Please contact the event coordinator.

Please note that the Sani-Dump facilities are located just outside the entry point to Chilliwack Heritage Park.  The Sani-Dump facilities are open yearly from March 15 to November 15.

Washrooms at the back of the arena – showers close at 9:00 pm and washrooms are closed at 10:00 pm

REGISTER HERE FOR CAMPING

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WCFA 2022 Conference & Competition

September 30 – October 2, 2022
Chilliwack, BC


Jim Quick – Judge and Keynote Speaker
Ben Yager – Judge and Speaker


Buy Tickets Online

Early Bird Tickets to Aug 31st

Conference

WCFA & FAWS Members $145
Non-members $175
One Day Only $85

Competition

Division I $60
Division II $200
Division III $350

Ticket Prices After September 1st

Conference

WCFA & FAWS Members $170
Non-members $200
One Day Only $100

Competition

Division I $75
Division II $250
Division III $400

To register for a camping spot at Heritage Park (both hooks-ups and dry camping) or suggested accommodations head here.

2022-WCFA-Conference-Brochure-1

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Emergencies in BC Equine Community

Date / Time: Jun 1, 2022 07:00 PM Pacific Time (US and Canada)

Horse Council BC and Animal Health Emergency Management invite you to a free informative webinar that will help you better prepare and understand the impact of a disease outbreak within the equine sector.

The Animal Health Emergency Management team will guide you through scenarios and offer processes and procedures to help mitigate the impacts should a disease impact your farm or industry.  Learn form experts in the field of disease management with guests from the Ministry of Agriculture, Canadian Food Inspection Agency and veterinarians

An animal health emergency gives you little to no warning but requires you to respond immediately. Planning and preparing how you will respond in the face of an emergency can mitigate the risks and the impacts to your animals, your people, your business, and your industry.
The Animal Health Emergency Management (AHEM) Project has developed resources for BC Horse Council members to guide your preparations for disease related emergencies.

Free – register here

https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZUrduCsqD4vE93X0K4vH8O57noyfIBX–7A

Questions,  contact industy@hcbc.ca

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High Country Horseshoes Spring Clinic

April 8th & 9th, 2022

Where: High Country Horseshoes Ltd.
#102 – 20381 62 Avenue
Langley, BC  V3A 5E6
Telephone: 604-530-0761

We are very pleased to have had over 90 Guests sign up for the clinic!

We are getting close to the date and need to confirm the number of guests, as we will be serving food and drinks both days. We require you to phone the store and purchase a $20 gift certificate for the clinic, which will be redeemable on the days of the Clinic, if you do not use the Certificate we will reimburse you the $20

The Clinic is free for all to Attend

Clinic Schedule, Friday April 8th

8:00 – 9:00 Coffee and tea
9:00 – 11:30 Demo by Billy on Shoe Modifications with KPU students
11:30 – 12:00 Student Blacksmith challenge Judging
12:00 – 1:00 Lunch Break
1:00 – 4:00 Demo’s by Billy and Challenge for all.

Clinic Schedule, Saturday April 9th

8:00 – 9:00 Coffee and tea
9:00 – 12:00 Shoe modifications and fitting and nailing on horses
12:00 – 1:00 Lunch Break
1:00 – 4:00 Shoe forging Challenge for all (specimen will be shown at lunch break) Steve Dixon Diamond toe.

Blacksmith challenge

Make at home and bring to be judged
Students: Match pair front shoes, bob punch toe clip, Hunter heels 8 x ESL #4, 12.5” x 3/4 x 3/8
All others: Use your creativity, make what you want
10 points – Creativity (artistic form or functional Ability)
10 points – Difficulty
5 points – Welding or riveting
5 points – Jumping or drifting
5 points – Finish

Golf on Sunday

Fort Langley Golf Course
9782 McKinnon Crescent, Langley, BC

Start time 8:30 Best Ball format, team captains
Must use at least 2 drives and 2 putts from all
Fees for Golf are $62.50, includes shared golf cart
Fees Must be paid by March 11th to High Country Horseshoes

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WCFA Annual General Meeting

NOTICE OF

WESTERN CANADIAN FARRIERS ASSOCIATION

2020 and 2021 Annual General Meeting

All Members are invited

Date:  November 15 2021

Time:
5:25 access to Zoom Meeting
5:30 pm meeting begins

Location: Zoom Virtual Video Conference

Pre-registration RSVP required to attend. Please confirm your attendance by NOV 12 by email:  will.clinging@gmail.com to receive a link and password.

Attending members will be sent the agenda package, a Zoom link for either video or phone attendance, password and instructions on how to vote in advance of the meeting.

WCFA members will have the opportunity to vote for candidates to fill board positions. Please note that the WCFA bylaws allow for nominations from the floor at the Annual General Meeting.

New memberships may take place at any time, but only members paid up to date by the Board as of Nov 1 , 2021 may vote at the AGM.

 

We look forward to seeing you at the AGM.

Thank you for your support!

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High Country Horseshoes Spring Clinic

High Country Horseshoes celebrating 50 years!

We are happy to announce our spring clinic featuring

HANDMADE SHOES with 5 Time World Champion BILLY CROTHERS

Please reserve your spot early as there will be limited space and will be on a first come basis

Lots of prizes, don’t miss out!

Friday April 8th and Saturday April 9th
  • Blacksmith Challenge
  • Skills Competition
  • Demonstrations
  • Discussions
Sunday April 10th

Golf tournament for those who wish to golf

Watch for more details and times

High Country Horseshoes Ltd.

#102 – 20381 62 Avenue
Langley, BC   V3A 5E6
Telephone: 604-530-0761
Fax: 604-530-1775
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2021 Fall Conference Cancelled

To all WCFA members,

We are very sorry to announce that once again we are having to cancel the WCFA Fall Conference this year. We tried our hardest to make it work with the new COVID-19 restrictions coming into effect, but in the end felt we couldn’t host an event where both members and public could feel safe in an enjoyable environment.

With the number of people restricted and the vaccination requirement (which is a very personal choice to have or not have – we respect both sides of that decision), it just became too limited. When we do return next year it will hopefully be in an all access, no restriction setting where we can all feel safe and enjoy the event as we have for so many years.

We want to thank all our sponsors and volunteers that again were ready to step up and make this event happen. Without them, we wouldn’t have the first class venue that we all look forward to every year.

Keep posted for information about your local WCFA chapter on upcoming events to keep your education and competition skill sharp!

Anyone who has made reservations at the Coast hotel please call to cancel.

Thank you everyone!

WCFA Fall Conference Committee

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Ontario Farrier’s Association Auction Fundraiser

Quarterly Fundraiser Auction

The Ontario Farrier’s Association is doing a quarterly auction to raise funds.

Our auction for a blacksmith bellow coffee table started this morning.

  • Circa 1880 Perth Blacksmith Bellow Coffee Table, Refinished and built by The Tommy Works – Tommy MacFarlane (farrier from Fallbrook and Co-Founder of the Eastern Ontario Farrier Assc).
  • Legs custom built 1”x3” steel box tubing primed and painted black. Hand forged chain still attached (removable).
  • Dimensions – Overall Length 65” (includes 10” nose cone), Width 28”, Height 20” (19” bellow the top boards)
  • Retail value $3000.00.
  • Shipping available and easy at buyers expense.
Auction Closes: Sunday August 8 2021 8pm
Place your bid on their Facebook page