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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

 

 

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Coyote Country Classic

Competition Results from the 28 people competing in the Coyote Country Classic, July 9 – 11, 2021.

Division 1 results:

  1. Renee Kalkman
  2. Chance Hansen
  3. Mychaela Ketlo
  4. Madeline Fedora

Division 2 results:

  1. Calder Morns
  2. Kailey McIntosh
  3. Malt Roberson
  4. Branden Augiel

Division 3 – Two Man

  1. David Dewit, Russell Floyd
  2. Chad Lausen, Keith Oram
  3. Jessie Robinson, Kris Kremp
  4. Kim Lacey, Riley Pool

 

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Support Your Farriers!

Spread the word and share the link!

The WCFA and The BC Animal Owners Association is launching a letter writing campaign asking the government to recognize the important role farriers play in equine healthcare. Please ask your clients, friends and family to sign the letter and support our cause.

Hoof care is essential to the health of the horse.  NO hoof, NO horse!

Farriers are knowledgeable in correcting hoof issues and are asking for a legitimate place to practice in BC.

WCFA appreciates your support – the ministry is reviewing the file NOW. Your letter is important!

Please click the link to sign the letter – it’s easy and it only takes a minute.